[Q] How do I install CAT 5 Cable underground?
[A] If you decide to install CAT 5 Cable underground,
you need to follow a few very basic tips for success. We will discuss
some of these below:
When you are in the planning stages of the installation, make
certain you consider the total distance of the cable run, not just the
length that he cable will travel underground. Once the cable reaches
the connection point outside the structure it is often necessary for
the cable to travel an additional 20-50 feet inside the structure at a
minimum in order to reach the point at which it will terminate. This
will mean that if you are running the cable a distance of 300 feet
underground, and still have to make connections on both ends you will
probably be over capacity on the total length. Make certain you will
not be exceeding the limit of 100 meters (328 feet).
You will need to consider how the cable will be protected
from the elements along the length of the underground run, if you
choose to enclose it at all. The PVC jacket of high-quality CAT 5 Cable is more than able to withstand being directly buried in the
ground, but unless you are absolutely certain there is no risk of ever
digging into it (and no one can be that certain) than you might
want to consider the use of some type of protective conduit. Many
installers have opted for the use of PVC pipe for this application
because of its toughness and low cost. Other types of conduit can be
readily purchased, including metal.
Remember that proper planning is the key to success. Take your
time and make certain that you can actually accomplish the installation
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