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Water damage in sky or Aerial cable

Water Damage in Sky or Aerial Cable

On this web page you
will find good information 
on aerial and sky cable problems.

You will also find at the bottom of the web page
the parts you can buy to help you with the repair as well.

One of the biggest problems that you can
get with aerial or satellite cable


 If you take your aerial plug out of your TV
or unscrew your "F" connector from your
satellite equipment and see RUST

or even water coming out of the cable,

then water is getting into your aerial satellite cable

Picture of dish output f connectors covered in rust

So if you want to find the problem
start at the top and work your way down,
The first thing to do
is to check your aerial cap is still on.
This sits on top of the Dipole of the aerial and
is normally black with the aerial  
cable coming out of it,

Picture of aerial on pole

Or if its a satellite cable problem, unscrew the cables off the
LNB and check that there is no rust in the "F" connectors
or on the connections on the LNB.

Picture of sky dish                         Picture of rusted f connections

Another question to ask is
has the aerial cable been run along the inside of the guttering of the house?  Constant water can only weaken the outer plastic on the cable.

Picture of aerial ,satellite ,cable, in guttering

We also find problems if the installer
has taken the aerial cable over
the side of the guttering instead of behind it.
It rubs in the wind against the
guttering and cuts the
outer plastic on the aerial cable.

Picture of cable damage from gutter

You can also find bad joins in the cable like below
or bad repairs


If you have a BAD join Problem please click
the link below

Also follow the cable down the wall to see if you can see any cuts in the cable. 

Picture of aerial wall plate

Then check the wall plate
See that the connections are good and that it has no water or RUST.

If you do find water is in the cable the only way to do a good repair is to replace the cable completely.

Terry recommends the kits shown below
to re-cable the job if it needs doing.
These kits are designed to replace 
cable on Satellite systems
or Aerial Systems.   
The same cable is used for both systems so we
 supply both a Satellite plug and an 
Aerial Plug  for whatever system you have.


Kit 1

Brown Cable Repair

Only £9


20 Meters of Brown cable, 20 brown cable
clips, a brown roman nose, grommet, 
1 x aerial plug and 1x satellite f connector



kit 2

White Cable Repair

Only £9

20 Meters of white cable, 20 white cable
clips, a white roman nose, grommet, 
1 x aerial plug and 1x satellite f connector