Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Share |
Default

Running cable to a detached garage


I was wondering the right way to run television cable from my house to my detached garage. Please help.

Kastern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
 
kbsparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Default

Running cable to a detached garage


Underground

__________________
-KB

Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
43 years in construction
 
Arkitexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 104
Default

Running cable to a detached garage


You can run it overhead or underground. TV cable is low voltage so its installation is not as restricted as line voltage lines (over 70 volts).

On residential property exposed overhead runs should be at least 12' high (at the lowest sag) where vehicles travel or no lower than 10' at pedestrian areas (local codes may vary). Tie it to strain reliefs at the wall/roof and enter the building with a sag to prevent rainwater from running along the wire to the wall penetration. Use cable rated for exterior exposure. If the span is more than 20' a reinforced coax may be needed to prevent stretching.

Underground should be run in a 3/4" watertight PVC conduit with long sweep bends. Bury at least 12" below grade (check your local codes for greater depth). Turn the conduit up well above grade at the ends and waterproof/bugproof the cable exits.

In either case, minimize or eliminate splitters, splices, or other connections outside.

Rick
Arkitexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #4
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,505
Default

Running cable to a detached garage


Any conduit underground will get water into it. Flooded RG6 is the cable type needed for underground.
__________________
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jim Port For This Useful Post:
Code05 (10-05-2011)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In theory: expand attached garage, or add detached garage? hyunelan2 Building & Construction 5 11-09-2012 05:34 PM
Painting Detached Garage Exterior bsmith95610 Painting 3 02-15-2011 06:52 PM
Running Sky+ cable bookersbeauty Electrical 1 04-09-2009 07:12 PM
Detached garage setup - Switch loop setup jamiedolan Electrical 3 02-07-2009 12:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.