Re: Buried Coax


From: DuWayne Schmidlkofer (
Date: Fri Nov 15 1996 - 12:17:57 EST

At 04:14 PM 11/15/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Howdy Folks,
>The work on my Fox Catcher 3000(tm) antenna system continues.
>I'm laying sod over 23 of the ground radials in the morning,
>and will lay down the remaining 9-10 when landscaping permits.
>Here's where the group participation comes in. :-) I've got
>to lay some coax down before the sod goes in tomorrow (well,
>it'd make life much easier if I had it down by then). RG-8
>is the natural choice, but what about this RG-213 direct burial
>stuff I've read about? The 50 ft. run of cable is going to be
>buried about 2-3 inches before the sod goes on top. I've got
>friends with generic RG-8 buried, and it seems to work just
>fine after many years. So does RG-213 exist only to fill some
>"milspec" requirement most of us will never need to worry about?
One thing that works well for running underground cables is to get some 1
in pvc conduit.
Then run your coax through it and up through the right angle pieces
available. It comes in 10 ft lengths that slip together. This will give
the cable a lot of protection, and if you have to replace it. Just connect
a line to one end and you can pull a replacement through very easily.

DuWayne Schmidlkofer
Senior Field Systems Specialist
Nicolet Biomedical Inc.

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