I use sprinkler system control cable at the ranch,
underground between several buildings, for:
Generator remote control lines
Winter battery maintenance via solar
I haven't used it above ground, or for rotator
So far I have had one conductor failure out of
about 80, in 14 years. But I have not traced the
failure; perhaps my connection error. I was lucky
to have installed extra conductors. This is thickly
wooded land, with lots of hungry underground
creatures, so the cable seems to be made for that.
The sprinkler cable is rated for low voltage. For
240 from the generator to the well and to the rig, I
use underground romex.
Solar-powered e-mail at 7900 ft.
At 2010-10-28 23:01, Tom_N2SR wrote:
>Has anyone used sprinkler system control wire for buried runs out to a tower?
>I'm currently building my station/antenna system, and I was recently
>the electrical department of my local home improvement store. They have
>rolls of (I forget specifically) 8 cond #16 relatively cheap. My thought is
>sprinkler system wire is designed to be buried, so why not?
>I'm not sure it would hold up to UV though.
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