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Jws21

join:2003-05-19
Erie, PA
reply to Jws21

Re: Coax Recommendations

I will most likely go with the Belden 1829BC Just need to find the best price

So far nothing cheaper than in the link posted above by grohgreg


DrDrew
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said by Jws21:

I will most likely go with the Belden 1829BC Just need to find the best price

So far nothing cheaper than in the link posted above by grohgreg

Do you need flooded cable?

I really wouldn't recommend it for indoor use. Flooding compound tends ooze when it gets warm. I've seen flooded cable used indoors, ruin equipment, and make a mess when a cable length full of flooding compound oozed into the gear.

Try Belden 7915a cable if you don't need direct bury rated cable like the 1829BC
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grohgreg
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Well, this is only one example, but I've used 1829BC indoors and out for 3-4 years now. Not one singe episode of "ooze". Physically, the only way that can happen is when the black PVC outer cover is compromised. The flooding seeks the "leak" and seals it, thereby preventing moisture from getting between the PVC and the shielding. Common sense however, says don't use it in high traffic areas. I run my cable where it will never be touched by feet.

That said, pets and rodents might think chewing on it is fun. Same as feet, one should be smart enough to have the cable run avoid both. Rodents on the other hand, well I'd say that's a pest problem - rather than a cable problem

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said by grohgreg:

. Physically, the only way that can happen is when the black PVC outer cover is compromised.

Like when the cable is cut and a connector is put on?

Now that I think about it, in the cases where I saw flooding compound oozing into equipment, the cable connectors weren't very good. The connectors certainly weren't the quality of the compression connectors common in the last few years.
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grohgreg
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join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
said by DrDrew:

Like when the cable is cut and a connector is put on?

Only if you use that cheap crimp-on crap. That's why I was quite specific about it being SNS6 compatible. Snap-n-Seal connectors don't bleed.

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Jws21

join:2003-05-19
Erie, PA
FWIW I do not use "crimp on crap" PPC, SNS or Digicon's


grohgreg
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join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
Then I respectfully suggest it might be time to review your cable end prep, or time for a new connector installation tool. Or both. Yes, you'll get a little flooding on your hands as you hand-fit the compression connector to the freshly cut cable end. But when a correctly prepared cable end has a compression connector "snapped" on properly, that's the end of it. That's the whole concept behind the compression design.

And heat from the sun should never cause bleed from exterior compression either, as they're supposed to be wrapped after installation with self-fusing tape or heat shrink.

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