Weep holes are a great idea, but I suggest you also line the bottom
of the trench with gravel so the drained water has a place to go.
At 03:30 PM 4/5/2011, Guy Molinari wrote:
>I assembled the conduit sections by sliding the sections one by one
>over the batch of cables. This batch consisted of 2 runs of 1/2" hard
>line plus a rope messenger. I drilled weep holes on the underside of
>each section of conduit as I went. Then I filled the trench. I've
>pulled through 2 runs of RG-11 plus a control cable. The run is 80'
>long to one of my towers.
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: TowerTalk@contesting.com
>> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:14:50 -0700
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] methods of using conduit in the ground for cables
>> 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.
>> Comments from you who have done this.....
>> Steve Sala
>> Nine Mile Falls, WA
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