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External cable green protector

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After unearthing the external cable protector conduit from the ground I noticed a section of it is coming apart. The cable itself is intact and there is no impact to the service. Should I be worried ? Will it impact by signal during the winter months ? Can I just wrap it back up with electrical tape ? 

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Re: External cable green protector

The green conduit has two main functions:

  • Identify the cable within as being for cable services and therefore not 'live'
  • To protect the cable from accidental damage with a spade or similar implement

Damage such as you are seeing will not lead to a degradation in service but will reduce the protective function.

Wrapping the damaged section in some tape would provide a bit of extra protection.

 

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Re: External cable green protector

Thank you for the response - is it common that the protective plastic sleeve erodes i.e gradually wears away ? 

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@Auletta77 wrote:

Thank you for the response - is it common that the protective plastic sleeve erodes i.e gradually wears away ? 


Afraid I don't know the answer to that.  

The green conduit for my installation just runs across the surface and doesn't seem to be degrading.

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Can the forum team provide an answer to my erode question 

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@Auletta77  They should respond in due course with a VM staff response.

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Re: External cable green protector

Hello Auletta77,

 

We are not aware that our conduit erodes but we cannot guarantee it against natural wear for different reasons and is used for identification and some protection to physical damage but it shouldn't degrade your services. If you experience any service issues, please let us know so we can take a look.

 

Thanks,

 

Lisa

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