DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Visit Thermo worx


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 143
Location: London
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 16 times
Hi,

Need to join coax cable but outside the building. As where they've brought it in is under the window and next to a heater (exactly where you want your TV :roll: ).

So I was wondering if there's anything that's designed to join the cable and survive the weather?

Thanks


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:27 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:49 pm
Posts: 9439
Location: Oban
Has thanked: 327 times
Been thanked: 1665 times
It would be best to run a new, complete length. However, if you MUST join it you can do so using a male and female connector but form the cable into a u-bend (to create a drip-stop) and wrap the completed joint in self-amalgamating tape.

In the past I used to use 'denzo tape' (denso tape???) that was a sticky, horrid, gummy, cotton-based, impregnated waterproof goop. Sounds awful (and it was!) but it NEVER leaked!

Alternatively, mount an IP56-rated box with suitable waterproof glands and feed the two cable ends inside and join internally.

_________________
sent from my laptop using my fingers - because we REALLY need to know where it's come from.....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:12 pm 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 143
Location: London
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 16 times
Can't run a complete new cable as it's a block of flats.

Thanks for the tips, will grab some self-almagamating tape :thumbright:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:06 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 22437
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1341 times
Been thanked: 3405 times
I'd have thought Denso tape would be overkill tbh,

https://www.bes.co.uk/self-amalgamating ... gJMvPD_BwE

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:06 pm 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm
Posts: 3146
Location: Dundee, Scotland.
Has thanked: 528 times
Been thanked: 642 times
I had to do similar in the past. Use satellite fittings (screw type) as opposed to the normal areal connectors, they make for a more durable connection.



For this message the author OchAye has received gratitude : multiman
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:48 am 
Offline
BANNED

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 am
Posts: 204
Has thanked: 696 times
Been thanked: 28 times
No bodges people I would use a waterproof function box then use f connectors x2 and f coupler all available from toolststation or screwfix

Sent from my LG-K100 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Hilti


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO