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Just to add to the advice of leaving plenty of SWA cable ends to work with: I would always tape up the ends of any cables (SWA, coax, whatever) to stop water getting in!

Either while handling it and it going in to a muddy puddle, or rain later, or just moisture absorption long-term if the job gets put off for several weeks or cable stored in damp shed, etc.
What on PVC/PVC Tails?
 
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Not sure I understand. Was meaning if the cable is waiting to be properly terminated in whatever box, socket, etc, that is its final destination then taping the ends would keep water and any other crap out.

If outdoors and power cables such a box should provide enough protection for liquid water, and those cables are probably OK humidity, etc, in such a case.

For proper coax cables then the connectors should be water tight as fitted. And no, those F-type used for satellite TV are not proper connectors!
 

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Not sure I understand. Was meaning if the cable is waiting to be properly terminated in whatever box, socket, etc, that is its final destination then taping the ends would keep water and any other crap out.

If outdoors and power cables such a box should provide enough protection for liquid water, and those cables are probably OK humidity, etc, in such a case.

For proper coax cables then the connectors should be water tight as fitted. And no, those F-type used for satellite TV are not proper connectors!
I can understand sealing MICC with sealing compound, but PVC.PVC with tape ludicrous.
 
I just don't like having water in my electric cables!

Also don't like electricity in my water pipes...

[While tarnishing of copper may not make much difference to AC power, it has a significant effect on the RF losses of coax cable].
 

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I can understand sealing MICC with sealing compound, but PVC.PVC with tape ludicrous.
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I can understand sealing MICC with sealing compound, but PVC.PVC with tape ludicrous.
Why the dislike Mate, I'm gutted, understand you have your opinions just like to know why you disagree, as I respect your points, and would like to know why.
 
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Why the dislike Mate, I'm gutted, understand you have your opinions just like to know why you disagree, as I respect your points, and would like to know why.
Just didn't think it could be classed as ludicrous to want to protect cables from moisture if they maybe are going to be left with the ends exposed for a good while.
 

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Just didn't think it could be classed as ludicrous to want to protect cables from moisture if they maybe are going to be left with the ends exposed for a good while.
OK mate, respect, your input, a difference of opinion, is a helpful debate,
 

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Took the disagree off. Perhaps it was a bit harsh.
 

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I can understand sealing MICC with sealing compound, but PVC.PVC with tape ludicrous.
There have been enough articles about sealing the ends of various cables if they are to be left unterminated and exposed to the elements over the years, surely you must have come across them?
 
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