Bringing Cable through a Tile Roof ?

Does anyone know a standard way of bringing something like an aerial cable through a typical tile roof (without adding leaks!)? I'm guessing just loop the cable under a tile and then tear a hole in the felt .. but it just sounds a little messy and unprofessional !
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Stacey wrote:

If you can bring it in though a hole in the soffit/fascia, this is preferable to disturbing the tiles.
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Think I'd run the cable down to the gutter and get into the roof that way - there is an air gap there.
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On 19 Jan 2004 15:25:54 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@accessviolation.co.uk (Stacey) wrote:

Yes, open Yellow Pages, look for rougharse aerial fitters section

Not sure about that bit!

That's a bit messy and unproffesional!
I would enter the roof space through the soffit instead, or through the gable end wall.
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     snipped-for-privacy@accessviolation.co.uk (Stacey) writes:

Slide it through the felt overlap -- no need to puncture it.
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You don't touch the roof at all, but you can bring the cable down to the edge of the along the copping stone and then in through the eaves behind the guttering. You should find plenty of gap there to take a coaxial cable.
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Stacey wrote:

Thts how its done.
You can seal it up with silicone if it offends thee...
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snipped-for-privacy@accessviolation.co.uk (Stacey) wrote:
Hello Stacey

It's common practice and doesn't seem to cause any leaks. (If slate it might). It's not a problem.
Easier, if near to a gable, to poke it through the wall there.
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Stacey wrote on 19/01/2004 :-

Push it through an overlap in the felt then out between the tiles. Leave a good loop down the roof to ensure water doesn't run inside from the cable (drip loop). Drop the cable inside as soon as possible, so that the cable exposed to the elements is short. Also make sure the cable cannot abraid itself on the tiles due to the wind blowing it about, lead/copper/alloy strips will help hold it in place and help to prevent this.
Add a plug and socket once the cable is into the roof, to make the outside section more easily replaced.
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