Wed, 2 May 2001 10:30:44 -0500
Hello, all! I used to use this black plastic pipe (I refer to
it as "sprinkler line," as it's used extensively around here
for sprinkler systems for lawns) but quit using it because
the connectors that are used in conjunction with this are
designed to go inside the tubing. That effectively decreases
the ID of the tubing and also makes it a pain to get a
fish tape through it. The fish tape hits the connector at
the far end and just STOPS. One way around this is to
use a file and chamfer the inside edge of the connector.
I used to use the 2" size "sprinkler line" to go to my "tall
tower," which is about 100' away from my house. I
ran out of room in it & got tired of fighting with the conn-
ectors restricting the fish tape, coax, etc. and dug it all
up and replaced it with 3" rigid PVC electrical conduit.
And yes, there's water inside it.
73 and good DX de Brad @ Radio Free Roscoe (IL)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron KA4INM Youvan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "towertalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax
> > Surely its sensible to run all underground cables in a cheap PVC etc. water
> > pipe. Then, you can change or add cables at a later date quite easily.
> I vote for the much more inexpensive black Poly pipe, frequently
> used to irrigate. the smooth flexible tubing is low in fraction and
> makes the bends slowly without any fittings.
> (the use of direct burial coax such as Times UDF-400 or such is
> recommended because of the polyethylene jacked, vinyl jacketed coax
> should never be used outside of the buildings)
> With this cheaper tubing you can bury 1" or 1 1/2" much cheaper
> than 3/4" of PVC.
> 73 (= Best Regards) de: Ron firstname.lastname@example.org SENT Time and Date are UTC
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