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    Making Cables Longer!

    This is a discussion on Making Cables Longer! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello, I need to move the Sky box from one part of the living to another and I need to ...

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      Making Cables Longer!

      Hello,

      I need to move the Sky box from one part of the living to another and I need to know where to buy extensions for the two co-ax cables that come from the dish and go into the box.

      Also, the type of telephone cable needed from the Sky box to the wall.

      Hope someone can help. I've searched and can't find anything!

      Cheers.
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      Re: Making Cables Longer!

      To extend the sat cables you should have
      (1) sufficent length of CT100 cable
      (2) 4 F connectors
      (3) 2 in-line F connector couplers.

      Fit the F connectors to the two extensions and make sure there are no short circuits between the inner and the outer screen. then use the couplers to connect to the orignal cable and all should be well.

      To extend the telephone cable a standard telephone extension cable will do fine

      To make off the f connectors follow this guide.

      How to fit F Connectors to coaxial cable

      Thanks to Brian & Sam


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      Re: Making Cables Longer!

      Hi Chrome, i have removed your email address from your post, the reason for this is to stop you being spammed (you never know who may be looking, and would not want some very dodgy bit being sent to you )

      you can amend your post and ask people to PM you if you need

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      Re: Making Cables Longer!

      ready made sat cable exrender kits are available from b&q or homebase for around 7 to 10 ponds usually with around 5 meteres cable f connectors and couplers
      any extention kits for telephones avialable again at diy stores or through local hardware and discount stores are usable for phone lines

     

     

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