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Re: [TowerTalk] Dogs and coax - chew toy?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dogs and coax - chew toy?
From: K8RI <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:41:44 -0400
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On 9/11/2012 11:34 AM, Gene Smar wrote:

If you decide to protect the cables, PVC conduit is cheap enough at home 
improvement centers. I suggest you buy sufficient quantities of whatever 
diameter you need to protect the cables and lay this stuff on the ground as a 
barrier for your cables. You don't even need to glue the couplers together, 
just friction fit the whole length. You might want to compare prices for one 
large diameter conduit vs several smaller diameters and couplers.

If it's just going to lay on the ground you might want to keep the conduit as small as possible. Large conduit makes a great home for all kinds of chewing critters.

As for fitting the sections together, I use Silicone Grease so they seat and I can get them apart. Normally conduit is sized so that it takes a bit of force to get sections to seat. After they've been seated for a while than can be very difficult to get apart when assembled dry.

I don't even glue the ones that go underground.


Roger (K8RI)

73 de
Gene Smar AD3F

On 09/11/12, wrote:

It probably will not last. When I moved to this QTH, I laid rotator cables
and Heliax on the ground just for a contest. I tried the system a few days
later and my rotator would not turn. I found that some critter had chewed
though my new cables.

John KK9A

Subject:[TowerTalk] Dogs and coax - chew toy?
From:"Jeff Blaine" <>
Date:Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:13:42 -0500

I'm going to have to string some coax out on the ground on a temporary basis
over the winter - and wondered if the neighborhood muts may consider that
as a chew toy?

Any experience there?



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