[TowerTalk] Buring Bury-Flex
Wes Attaway (N5WA)
wesattaway at bellsouth.net
Fri May 9 22:00:21 EDT 2014
I agree with Bill.
Bury-Flex is advertised as being suitable for direct burial. I have 4 runs
of over 100' that have been in the ground for 9 years, with no apparent ill
On the other hand, Larry is worried about something (a shovel or whatever)
damaging the coax. To the extent that this is a problem then plastic pipe
Since Bury-Flex is rated for direct burial I don't think I would worry too
much about moisture in the pipe, particularly if I could get a little bit of
slope on the pipe. Someone mentioned the 4" perforated irrigation tubing
and this would also be a good choice, although the burial trench would have
to be larger.
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From: TowerTalk [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 8:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Buring Bury-Flex
Why not skip the pipe (protection from shovels aside) and simply bury
the Bury Flex.? Same trench less work and flooding issues.
I know all the reasons for the PVC but Simple works too.
On 5/9/2014 9:05 PM, n0tt1 at juno.com wrote:
> If you rig the tubing so it can "breathe" from BOTH ends, the
> water (from ordinary condensate) won't accumulate. Obviously,
> you'll want to keep out direct rain water.
> Don't bring one end into the shack or other enclosure
> because you'll get a mold smell from the pipe. The pipe
> MUST have good air circulation end-to-end. It must have insect proof
> and WX proof end terminations....Easy to do with the right
> All that from my experience here in NW Missouri.
> Charlie, N0TT
> On Fri, 09 May 2014 15:00:32 -0400 "Larry Banks"
> <larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> I am running Davis Bury-Flex out to a new 40M vertical in my back
>> yard. (Maine coast.) As it is going across gravel walkways and
>> near garden beds, and will not be that far below ground level, I am
>> worried about it getting cut or nicked in the future from yard work,
>> My plan is to use 1? sched 40 PVC conduit ? the gray stuff ?
>> for protection. (I will not be adding additional coax, wires, etc.,
>> ever, so this should be big enough.)
>> My Concern: the conduit will obviously become full of water ?
>> will freeze cycles and the expansion of ice inside the conduit
>> compress and therefore damage the Bury-Flex in any way?
>> 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
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