I discovered that the protective shield of an outdoor satellite cable
was chewed off in many area. I believer squirrels did it. I still can
watch satellite TV; but I am afraid that they will eventually chew
deep enough that they will cut the cable. What is the standard way to
protect the cable from squirrels?
On 30 Jun 2003 13:48:48 -0700, email@example.com (Jay Chan) wrote:
Get rid of the squirrels?
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Bury it or cover it in conduit. Replace the chewed up run while the weather
is nice- it is also a moisture shield. Supply house should sell corrugated
cable armor you can stuff the exposed parts through when you reinstall it.
If cost is no object, hot rod shops sell braided hose covers that would
work. If you can't armor it for some reason, you can smear something
bad-tasting on it so squirrels won't find it so tasty.
Man they can chew through almost anything. Thin sheet metal will not
stop them. A couple got into my house last year and had chewed through the
siding and were almost through the drywall when we got them
You really need heavy metal conduit or remove them. There is a spray
that will discourage them, but it will wash off in time.
Thanks for all the good suggestions that I have received here.
I think I will put the new cable inside a corrugated cable to protect
I thought of using a metal conduit. But I don't have the equipment to
bend the conduit to the correct angle (to match the roof line).
Otherwise, using conduit probably will look better. This is OK.
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