[TowerTalk] Re: Summary: Buried Pipe for Cables -- Further Questions Please?

DavidC DavidC" <eDoc@netzero.net
Sun, 26 Mar 2000 20:20:06 -0500

I am also planning to run tubing for buried cables and have
some comments and questions re. Leonard's helpful summary.

> - PVC sewer pipe. Cheaper than the schedule 40.
> - Make sure to use the type with the drain holes, in any case.
>   (Water will _always_ find a way in)
> - Be sure to lay gravel under the conduit for drainage.
>    (for ANY buried pipe)

Would holes drilled into solid pipe every 10 feet, with screen glued 
over the holes, be adequate?  (The hope is that this would keep
critters out and also minimize the backflow of water into the tubing 
when the ground is saturated.)

How about if I mount a peaked and screened vent every 25 feet or 
so along the length of the pipe to facilitate the removal of moisture?

Would allowing the top edge of the black sewer pipe to be exposed
to the sun also facilitate the evaporation of moisture through the vents?
(The path of the pipe across the yard is a very low traffic area.)

- Thanks! & 73, DavidC  K1YP in Hudson, FL


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