It is a good idea to use the steel cable at the ground end up to a height of
20' or so from the ground. Phillystran is very easy to vandalise. I used a
short piece the other day as a temporary substitute for a broken ceramic
insulator. I was able to easily cut it to length using a single-edge razor
blade. A sharp pocketknife would work just as well. Also, I once had a
stray dog come onto the property and chew in two, a piece of RG-59 I was
using as a TV antenna lead-in. I'm sure Phillystran could be chewed in two
just as easily. It wouldn't take much of a grass fire to burn the stuff.
It is not very resistant to abrasion. I have seen the outer jacket tear
open with nothing more than what I would consider normal handling. You
need to keep it well out of reach of animal and human intruders as well as
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