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Re: [TowerTalk] burying hardline

To: "'Mark, K5ER'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] burying hardline
From: "Martin Sole" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:05:44 +0700
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Heh heh! Yeah go right ahead and slide the conduit over the bunch of LDF.
Will work just fine right up until the day comes that you really need to
pull one out. Been there done that. Now it's 6" minimum for maximum 4 x 1/2"

Martin, HS0ZED

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mark, K5ER
Sent: 04 April 2011 12:00
Subject: [TowerTalk] burying hardline

        Many thanks to all who thoughtfully responded. Interesting that even
with several highly respected regulars on Tower Talk, the consensus was
almost evenly split. Shows that sometimes there IS more than one correct
Still, several brought up interesting points, and it is GREAT to have access
to so much experience. Thanks for sharing!!

        Odd that fate sometimes works things out for us. When I went to
collect the PVC, he was out of 4", so he gave me enough 3" for TWO runs to
the towers. Looks like the 6 runs of LDF gets their own conduit. Using a
"DitchWitchR" or similar brand trencher, I'll probably cut the trenches
about 15" deep and just stack the two conduits.

        This brings up another question, though. Obviously, the 6 runs of
LDF would feed through easier if already laid out nice and straight. Rather
than bury the conduit and then try to pull, why can't I lay the LDF right by
the trench and simply slide the sections of PVC over them, glue each up, and
then drop it in the trench? Seems like it would be easier than trying to
pull the relatively stiff LDF the entire 125' length.

Mark, K5ER


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