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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am 
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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?

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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.

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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:


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I'd have thought Denso tape would be overkill tbh,

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

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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.



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No bodges people I would use a waterproof function box then use f connectors x2 and f coupler all available from toolststation or screwfix

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