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Topic # 116532 1-May-2013 20:55
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Hiya all, done my research etc.  Just need to know a link that you guys can suggest from say Cable Direct or Computer Store for some outdoor housing tubes for Cat6 cable b/c it's going from the TV room to under the house outside before it gets to the switch.  And what sort of puncher tool?

Got the UFB install next week, received my ISP router today :)

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  Reply # 809796 1-May-2013 21:10
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Use gel filled outdoor cable. There is no need to run it in conduit.



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  Reply # 809799 1-May-2013 21:22
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Outdoor cable isn't that quite pricey? The outdoor area part is maybe 15m tops. But if I were to run a gel cable I would need maybe 25m to get to the laundry room which is where the network switch is going to be.

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  Reply # 809804 1-May-2013 21:27
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No idea of retail cost. I only ever use 500m drums which are well under $1 per metre.

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  Reply # 809805 1-May-2013 21:34
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Its not that pricey. I had some run outdoors last year (about 20m). Wasnt that bad and looks pretty tidy.

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  Reply # 809810 1-May-2013 21:44
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Underground dry cat5e is around $3.50/meter to the customer.

Underground Cat 6 is around $4.50/meter.

Gel filled cable sucks and there isn't much cost difference for dry cable.

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  Reply # 809905 2-May-2013 06:21
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chevrolux: Underground dry cat5e is around $3.50/meter to the customer.

Underground Cat 6 is around $4.50/meter.

Gel filled cable sucks and there isn't much cost difference for dry cable.


Gel filled cable may be a PITA to work with but I'd never not use it. I've encountered numerous cable runs over the years where water ingress has caused issues, magically the water always seems to find it's way to the end of the cable and RJ45 plugs.

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  Reply # 809909 2-May-2013 06:41
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I used carrier grade cable from here for a recent long distance install and put it inside 19mm black irrigation pipe ($10 for 20m) from Bunnings as added protection, it runs up a hill in some bush behind my house so just wanted to protect a bit from standing on it etc once I forget where it is. Also helped with burying it in places I use the scrub cutter.

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  Reply # 809955 2-May-2013 08:44
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Hi, rayonline, drop me a line and I can supply some outdoor cat5e if you want.

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Cyril

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