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    External Cabling

    This is a discussion on External Cabling within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello all Hopefully I've posted this in the correct forum. I live in a ground floor flat and have a ...

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      External Cabling

      Hello all



      Hopefully I've posted this in the correct forum.



      I live in a ground floor flat and have a sky dish with cabling coming from the dish, drilled into a hole at the bottom of the property going into my flat.



      There are kids that play outside my flat all day when I'm at work and they have pulled the cabling off the wall. I try to put it back but this is happening a few times a day. I put it back as best I can and they pull it off the wall again.



      I don't know who is doing it so I can't ask them stop. I'm afraid of them breaking it and I will have to pay for a repair, only for it to be broken again.



      Does anyone have any cheap, easy suggestions? Is there such a thing as an external cable cover that can be put over the cable so they can't pull on the cables anymore, and can Sky provide this?



      Thanks in advance!



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      Re: External Cabling

      If you go to an electrical wholesaler (Smith electrical, CEF etc) they will sell galvanised capping which is usually used to cover cables in walls, you can drill this either side and raw plug it to the wall. It comes in 2.4mtrs so one piece at the bottom should be enough to stop the reaching it.

      Failing that, cover the cable in anti vandle paint, even if it doesn't stop them, you will know who did it as they will be the ones with red/black hands

      Personally, I would use dog poo, that will make them thing twice

      Oh, and no, Sky wouldn't do this.

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      Re: External Cabling

      Do you have a management company for the building that should take care of this?

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      Re: External Cabling

      Ring Sky and ask them for a brick punch out cover. These are small plastic covers that are stuck on with silicone to cover the entrance hole & any brick punch out when the hole is drilled. They come in various colours. Whether they will do this FOC i do not know. If not then they can be found here :-

      Burst Brick Coax Cable Entry Cover Sky HD Plus & Aerial on eBay (end time 18-Aug-09 21:32:29 BST)
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      Re: External Cabling

      How's that going stop kids pulling the cable from the wall? As mentioned what's need is some sort of galvanised capping/trunking to completely enclose the cable throughout it's run.

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      Re: External Cabling

      The only place they should be able to pull is at the drip loop-that cover conceals that. If the cable is clipped correctly it would take some pulling to get it off-i'd wager the diaelectric of the cable would be damaged and hence useless if that was the case. If it is that bad then all that is needed is some conduit available from any DIY place.
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      Re: External Cabling

      Call Sky and explain that the original install is now being vandalised and you need the dish/cable to be repositioned, this will be done for free.

      When the engineer turns up, get him/her to drill higher up the wall and have the cable coming into the flat at ceiling heighth and buy trunking to cover the cable inside the flat.

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