Direct burial ethernet cable

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Old 07-17-15, 11:15 AM
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Direct burial ethernet cable

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i plan to run Direct burial ethernet cable since i'm already doing some digging work in my house. But my question is - is it okay if I finally get the cable out of the ground, run it about 15 feet up and mount a security camera? Would the cable fare okay in the cold winters in NY

Do I need another extra protective covering to shield the cable when its out of the soil? Can someone provide a link to such a product?

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Old 07-17-15, 11:48 AM
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You'll always want to protect any cable in free air. Run it in conduit once it emerges from the ground in order to protect it. 1/2" pvc conduit would work. It is gray in color. Smurf tubing would work, but it is ugly bright blue, and may not blend well.

JM eagle 1/2 in. x 10 ft. PVC Schedule 40 Conduit-67447 - The Home Depot

Carlon 3/4 in. x 25 ft. Electrical Non-Metallic Tubing (ENT) Coil-12007-025 - The Home Depot
 
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It is not just the weather you need to protect wires from...

Also thieves with wire cutters!
 
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Old 07-17-15, 09:40 PM
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I use gel filled ethernet cable for underground and pole to pole cabling. The cable is pretty much immune from the weather. It's just its physical well being you are protecting.

I usually prefer to run PVC conduit underground and pull the gel filled wire thru the pipe. This way it can be replaced easily in the future. Also allows for easy future expansion.
 
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