Friday, November 27, 2015

Pulling cables through a long underground pipe. Post #610.


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/QX9iwNOPSmI.  In this video, Andy Reynolds shows us a simple way to pull cable through a long underground pipe.  Andy's method involves some simple equipment, including a vacuum cleaner, some strong fishing line, and some plastic bags. This procedure can also be used to pull coaxial cable/feedlines from your outdoor antenna to your shack. Before you attempt this, be sure there are no buried gas or electrical lines in your work area.  It may be a good idea to use black plastic conduit to thread your cables, so utility crews won't mistake it for their own buried lines.  Although Andy used this approach to connect another solar array to his already existing solar power system, the same approach could be used for feeding a remotely located antenna on your property.  Be sure the coax you use is rated for outdoor and underground use.  Good luck! For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).