install supplies correct?

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  1. rb5505

    rb5505 Member

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    about ready to do the 150 ft trenching, but wanted to be sure i've got the correct supplies. we'll be laying 2 or 3 double lines encased in conduit. advice on a crimper & cutter are welcome. weblinks also welcome with your alternatives for any of this.

    rg6 cable:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=ULPVRG6SCDUALWHT

    compression f connectors:

    http://www.solidsignal.tv/prod_display.asp?PROD=EX6XL

    thanks all,
    r
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Well, the web page for the connectors says you must use a particular compression tool. The one I use I bought from Cyberguys, but they don't have it anymore. The one they do have I would not buy. For cutting I use an inexpensive "coaxial cutter" from RadioShack and I also use their RG6 stripping tool.

    I also have a DataShark compression tool but don't like it - it engages only one edge of the compression ring. It might be ok if the ring is metal, as DataShark's are, but not for plastic.
     
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    rb5505, I see you took my advice to post here. :)

    Anyway, I used the non Quad RG6 version of these compression fittings. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=44578-12704-89-056&lpage=none
    Lowe's didn't have a link for those. Another link.
    http://www.wassco.com/idcoco.html
    (cheaper at Lowe's)

    The Ideal compression tool is inexpensive and works very well.
    http://www.twacomm.com/catalog/model_30-633.htm
    or http://www.wassco.com/id30eccoto.html
    (cheaper at Lowe's)

    For stripping the cable I used this.
    http://www.twacomm.com/catalog/model_45578.htm?sid=05488214F8C1EB9B1F2914B49CD6D5ED
    Except it was a lot cheaper at Lowe's.

    I guess if you have a Lowe's nearby, check these out.

    And, I don't have stock in Lowe's. :D
     

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