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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Sat 21-Mar-15 18:52:18
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Underground Ethernet Cable


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Home Office has been ejected to a log cabin being erected in the garden. Trench between home and cabin dug with CAT5e armoured cable dropped in. The glands for each end have an earthing lug. Not inclined to earth the armouring, but should I?
Standard User sl1
(newbie) Mon 04-May-15 10:05:20
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Re: Underground Ethernet Cable


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Yes, to protect against lightning strikes.
Standard User blueacid
(committed) Sat 20-Jun-15 11:31:03
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Re: Underground Ethernet Cable


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I suspect it's too late for the original poster, but for anyone else digging a trench it's wise to drop in some PVC pipe or ducting, with a few strings run through them. You can then pull through whatever cables you need afterwards: second Cat5e? Not a problem. Fibre run in the future when 10gbit holographic video conferencing is the order of the day? No need to reach for the shovel.

If you felt especially cheeky, you could then run standard Cat5e through the tube: if it fails, you simply draw another through.


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