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Old 12-17-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Covering cables on the roof

I just had a wireless booster installed and have 15 feet of coaxial cable running from the roof antenna mounted on the rear ladder to an entry point midway down the roof. The cable has been secured using cable clamps screwed into the roof at approximately 3 foot intervals with a glob of sealant around each hole. I'm considering covering the cable with eternabond tape to protect it from the elements and would like feedback on whether this is a good idea or if it will just cause me problems down the line.
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:47 PM   #2
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coax cable is made for outside use, no extra covering is needed.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:03 PM   #3
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I say if you have the tape already then cover it. It will make for a cleaner installation and keep dirt from accumulating around the wires. Plus I would think it would protect them better in the long run.

But It also might be a little overkill.

So you can wait until you need the EB tape for a repair or another projected then use leftovers for this cable?
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:09 PM   #4
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How difficult would it be to remove the tape once it's been installed? Does it leave a sticky residue that's difficult to remove, especially if it's been on the roof for 2-3 years?
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