Securing sprinkler wires to concrete step.


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Old 04-15-17, 10:57 AM
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Securing sprinkler wires to concrete step.

I'm trying to secure a cable containing sprinkler wires beneath a concrete porch step. I've tried several anchors and every time I attempt to insert an anchor and/or screw the area surrounding the anchor/screw crumbles away.

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how to secure a sprinkler cable to concrete?

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Old 04-15-17, 11:25 AM
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Looks like the cement is crumbling under the step.

You could glue the cable under the step with clear silicone. You could use a small blob every 6" or so. Use duct tape to hold the cable in place until the silicone dries and then remove it.
 
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Old 04-15-17, 02:22 PM
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Could use a small piece of plastic pipe (1/2") and insert the cable then use conduit clamps and tapcons to secure!
 
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Old 04-19-17, 11:08 AM
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@pjmax I'll give that a try and if it doesn't work I'll probably end up running the wires through the attic and down the side of the house to the sprinkler valves.

@marq1 I tried using tapcons and the cement crumbled. I also tried using a similar type of fastener that utilizes a plastic anchor but had the same result.
 
 

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