[Novalug] Ethernet cable for outdoor use: UV protected

Jay Hart jhart@kevla.org
Sat Dec 17 09:50:11 EST 2016


Roy,

I bought some 1/2 inch 'sunlight resistant' exterior conduit, its bulky and somewhat hard to shape
for my application, hence why I'm looking to move away from that.  I can see, however, maybe a
combination of the two.

My ethernet cable will run directly past the main electrical feel line, I have no choice in the
matter.  Distance separation is .25 inch, maybe....

Thank you for your reply.

Jay

> On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 9:27 AM, greg pryzby via Novalug <
> novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:
>
> I would opt for UV. That said I tool old cat 5 and have used it for years
>> working replacing and no issues but not the smartest thing (probably)
>>
>
>   Speaking as an electrician, *not* using conduit for *any* outside wiring
> is foolish.  3/4" grey plastic conduit is about $4 per ten foot length.
>
>   There are a dozen other kinds of exterior conduit, flex, and hundreds of
> box styles for the ends.
>
>   For a run or three of ethernet cable, even running it inside cheap garden
> hose would work.
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