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dwdjmu

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#155954 14-Nov-2014 11:40
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Hi.

I am trying to run internet to a shed that sits roughly 60 feet from my house, 150 feet from my router.

I have 18" trench dug with power running to the shed.

I have done some research and it seems that the following may be the best way to do it:

Run Cat 6 wire through a separate conduit, which will on dirt 6" above the buried power lines.

I was planning on pulling 15' or so of cable into the shed with the termination already there so I could just plug it right into my laptop.

On the other side, I would just plug the cable into my router.

Do I need to introduce any more equipment or ground anything?

Any insight there would be a huge help.

Is there anything else I need to account for?

Thanks,

Will 



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maslink
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  #1175749 14-Nov-2014 12:04
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Sounds like it should work fine.

I have something very similar to my garage, with slightly longer overall distance.

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  #1175903 14-Nov-2014 15:13
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Thanks.

Did you have to ground anything for lightning precautions, etc?

 
 
 
 


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  #1175908 14-Nov-2014 15:23
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dwdjmu: Thanks.

Did you have to ground anything for lightning precautions, etc?


If I'm reading this correctly, it's buried in the ground, so you're pretty safe there.

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  #1176193 15-Nov-2014 08:18
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Thanks. That is perfect advice.

I am going to get some cable today from the hardware store.

Should I get the big box of 500' and then put the terminations on myself?

 

Or should I get 2 100' cables with terminations already on and then hook them together with a repeater?

I need roughly 200' total.

Also- I should tie a string somewhere on the cable where it goes into the conduit in case I need to fish out later, is that correct?

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  #1176206 15-Nov-2014 09:42
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Cat5e or Cat6 cable should be fine for 100m (330') or so, so I think you would be fine without a repeater - buy the big box and make it a continuous run. A repeater sounds like a lot of effort, especially if it is in the middle of your yard and needs to be powered. 

I'd tie a bit of string on the end of the cable that you feed into the conduit, that way the cable guides the string down the conduit. 

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  #1176825 16-Nov-2014 16:19
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I'm not much of a feet person. But distance is around 50m correct? Buy a reel of grease filled UTP cable. I'm unsure if they make CAT6 grease filled.

When its being laid in duct, pull two lengths of it and a bit of hay bale twine in with it for a draw wire in case of future needs.

Obviously using grease filled due to it being in the ground and regardless of being in duct, moisture gets in.

 
 
 
 


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  #1176915 16-Nov-2014 17:49
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Don't forget to lay warning tape above your power feed. I can't remember if you need it with conduit but it's still a good idea. You can probably get warning tap for your data as well.

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  #1176943 16-Nov-2014 18:57
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600mm deep minimum for electrical
300mm deep is the warning tape for the power
300mm or nearby can also be the cat5/cat6

My suggestion would be to use two cat5 or cat6 cables in case you need another one in the future.
Gigabit uses all 8 pairs, so if you want telephone you need a second cable.
If anything happens underground (tree roots), a second cable can give you a connection and delay needing to dig it up to fix it.

A draw string is usually a good idea.

To get the cable into the conduit, you take some draw string (ideal electrical / corys) and tie a piece of plastic bag on the end. Not alot - just rip a piece off from a supermarket bag.
Lay the conduit out on the driveway as straight as you can - if it comes off a roll, stretch it out with a person at each end pulling it tight to straighten it.

Then one person at one end holds a vacuum cleaner, which sucks the plastic bag and draw string through the conduit being fed in at the opposite end.
Then tie the cables to the draw string, and pull it through with some pulling grease (ideal / corys) and the rest of the draw string.





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  #1176967 16-Nov-2014 19:39
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raytaylor: 600mm deep minimum for electrical
300mm deep is the warning tape for the power
300mm or nearby can also be the cat5/cat6


OP is in another country, so may pay to check their regulations before trenching.

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  #1176969 16-Nov-2014 19:44
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RunningMan:
raytaylor: 600mm deep minimum for electrical
300mm deep is the warning tape for the power
300mm or nearby can also be the cat5/cat6


OP is in another country, so may pay to check their regulations before trenching.


Ooooh very good point.




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