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Water damage in sky or Aerial cable

Water Damage on 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 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
Its 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's there is no rust in the "F" connectors
or on the connections on the LNB

Picture of sky dish                         Picture of rusted f connections

The next place to look 
Has the aerial cable has been run along the inside of the guttering of the house
As 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

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 following kits below
to re-cable the job if it needs doing
These kits are designed to replace 
cable on Satellite systems
or Aerial Systems that's why your find
the kits have a Satellite plug plus a
Aerial Plug and the same cable is used for
both systems

Kit 1

Brown Cable Repair

Only £9


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



kit 2

White Cable Repair

Only £9

20 meters of white cable plus 20 white aerial clips
with a white roman nose a grommet
a aerial plug and an f connector