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    Relocating Sky cable

    This is a discussion on Relocating Sky cable within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Could anyone tell me the best and cheapest way of moving the cable from one room to another. it needs ...

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      Relocating Sky cable

      Could anyone tell me the best and cheapest way of moving the cable from one room to another. it needs a longer cable from the dish to further round the house, (i have moved my sitting room in to what was the dining room) just phoned sky and they want to charge me as a new connection fee of 65. I know you are not supposed to join the cable (especially outdoors) so what cable would be best and is there anywhere i can get a guide on connections etc?

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      You can join the cable inside or out as long as you ensure it is watertight. Use a couple of inline 'f'' connectors (barrel connectors) and tape up with self amalg tape, don't forget to get a couple of 'f' plugs aswell.

      Simple job and not too pricey.

      Could you not drill a hole throught the internal wall and do it that way?

      Connectors:-

      Labgear F Plug to F Plugs Pack of 10 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

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      NN Self Amalgamating Rubber Tape 19mm x 10m - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      Cheers for that will have a go at routing it round the internal wall and drill through the dividing wall, i guess then it wont have to be a waterproof connection?

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      If the connection is inside you won't need the self amalg tape but do put some standard electrical tape around it to stop the cables being pulled out of the connectors.

      Should cost no more than 10 with the cable (assuming you dont meed miles of the stuff).

      B&Q should do the bits off the shelf including the cable by the meter, you'll pay a bit more but at lease you get it there and then and don't have to buy a full roll.

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      nice one many thanks

      is the cable pretty much standard? i have seen ct100 mentioned

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      They don't do CT100 anymore I don't think but any screened satellite cable will be fine for a small run internally.

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      Recommended reading: Technical index
      "10. How can I Extend my Satellite/TV cable?"

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      Re: Relocating Sky cable

      very useful sam thanks

      My name is Radford too!!!

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      Hmm, well it's not exactly my family name...
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