Since we are talking ground cables . . . I happen to have at least 33 new,
still in the package:
Andrew Sureground LDF5 Grounding Kits
2 hole field attached lug
Any interest? I'm thrilled to sell them quite reduced.
> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 18:56:15 -0400
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] methods of using conduit in the ground for cables
> On 4/5/2011 6:14 PM, Steve K7AWB wrote:
> > As long as we are on the topic, which would be better?
> > 1) secure the 4 inch conduit sections together in the trench and then fill
> > in the trench with dirt on top so the sections could not move when pulling
> > cables through them, or
> > 2) keep the trench unfilled, but the 4 inch conduit sections put together,
> > and pull the cables through them without the dirt on top?
> > As I see it, once you put the dirt on top, there is no going back, but the
> > conduit does not move. On the other hand, conduit without weight on it will
> > tend to move as the cables as pulled through, especially when the "last"
> > cable is tried.
> If I can put the conduit together "in the trench and under tension" then
> it makes little difference when I put the coax in. In the case of
> being able to keep the conduit under tension I do not glue it, but lube
> each joint with DC4 or DC5 compound. (Silicone Dielectric Grease) If I
> can't keep it under tension then I glue the sections together.
> I use a 1/4" Nylon messenger cable a bit over twice as long as the
> conduit with the excess coiled up in a NEMA enclosure at one end or the
> Roger (K8RI)
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