I like it.
How do you keep the kritters out?
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From: "JC Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <Paul@PaulFerguson.us>; <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
Cc: "'Paul Ferguson'" <Paul@PaulFerguson.us>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sealing cables at PVC exit?
>I did basically the same thing but used 4" ABS. The DWV sweep fittings are
> inexpensive and available at the local home center. I used a combination
> a 90 and a 45 on each end, and as Gene says, don't glue them on the pipe.
> It makes pulling the cable much easier. Here's a picture:
> 73 - JC, K0HPS
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sealing cables at PVC exit?
> From your description I'm not sure exactly how your PVC is configured
> at each end. Assuming your PVC emerges from the ground vertically, you
> ought to include a PVC U-turn (two 90-degree elbows) in the end(s) so that
> the cables emerge DOWNWARD. You can then use attic insulation to stuff
> end(s) of the PVC U's around the cables. And don't glue these U's to the
> vertical PVC; let them loose so you can remove them for easier cable
> This method: allows for the conduit to breathe, i.e., lets moisture
> evaporate to a certain extent; prevents large fauna such as mice from
> entering said conduit; and is easy to remove to add/remove cables in the
> In my conduit system the ends of the 3 inch PVC's enter steel boxes at
> the shack and tower ends. Therefore, I don't need to include such drip
> loops in my PVC system. At the shack end the cables are routed from the
> steel box into the crawl space underneath the ground-floor shack. In this
> manner the moisture from the conduit can be evacuated from the crawl space
> through normal ventillation.
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Paul Ferguson" <Paul@PaulFerguson.us>
>> I am using buried 4-inch PVC pipe to run coax and control cables from
>> shack to tower base. The PVC come out of the ground, turn horizontal,
>> and end a foot or two above the tower base. The cables will exit the
>> PVC, take a small drip loop, and get routed onward.
>> What is the best way to seal the end of the PVC around the cables? I
>> thought about using a PVC end cap and drilling holes, but adding a
>> future cable would be difficult. I am interested in hearing what
>> creative solutions others have found.
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