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 !
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.
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
Add a plug and socket once the cable is into the roof, to make the
outside section more easily replaced.
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