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is weather proof trunking available for cat5e cables?

Jay on F1

Prominent Member
Hi, I was wondering if someone could help?

I'm running some cat5e cable from my lounge, along the outside of my house and into my study upstairs through a hole drilled in the wall.

Obiously it would be ill advised to just have the cable unprotected. Is some kind of weatherproof trunking available to shield the cable from the elements?

I hope this question dosn't seem daft, but its the only way I can get the cable into my study without channeling into walls in 3 rooms.

ps -forgot to add the trunking must be large enough to house 2 cables.

Cheers in advance for your advice and recommendations.

Jamie
 

sparkybun

Established Member
Hi,

Some 20mm Plastic Conduit will do. You can get it in Black or White and is easily bent with a spring that you can get from the same place that sells the conduit. It obviously comes with 'inspection boxes/elbows' that do right angles, etc. It is easily joined with glue. Electrical wholesalers and B&Q etc will help. It's also quite cheap. You could of course go for Galvanised conduit but it is a lot harder to install and requires specialist equipment for cutting the threads to join to the boxes. It's also more expensive.

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Conduit_Pvc_Index/index.html?source=adwords&kw=plastic%20conduit&gclid=CMf_mZu1hJYCFQ5MQgodVDybFA

Thanks

Mel
 
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MitsiTurbo

Established Member
You could of course go for Galvanised conduit but it is a lot harder to install and requires specialist equipment for cutting the threads to join to the boxes

I remember when I was doing some work in Jordan in 2006 where we had to use local galvanised conduit (which was cack anyway!). Had to use a semi broken bending machine for imperial conduit when the stuff we had was metric and had a blunt and nakkered die for threading it, which was also imperial! Most fun ive ever had... Not! :thumbsdow

As sparkybun has suggested though conduit would be your best bet. Either that or external/duct grade cable
 

NonPayingMember

Previously Liam @ Prog AV
If you are only doing a couple of runs you can get external CAT5e cable easy enough
 

Gordab

Established Member
Just for info, I used a cat6 cable in an unprotected run of about 75 yards at my old place to run internet from the main house to the annexe.

I never had a moments problem in over 5 years. As long as it's not in direct sunlight any degradation will be minimal.
 

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