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[TowerTalk] Conduit, Coax, and Water

Subject: [TowerTalk] Conduit, Coax, and Water
From: Jeff Stevens <>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:35 -0700
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Currently I'm running coax right on the ground between my station and
antennas.  I'm looking to install some conduit so I can bury multiple
runs.  When installing conduit I've seen suggestions to put a drain hole
in at the lowest point so the water can drain out.

I'm located on property with heavy clay soil in the Pacific Northwest --
it's wet most of the year.  The soil is saturated.  I understand the
need to protect coax from rocks and other object in the soil, does it
*really* need to be protected from water?

Conduit or no conduit, any coax buried here will be sitting in water for
all but a few months of the year.  If a cable lays in conduit filled
with water for years on end, what happens?



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