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    Get an external waterproof junction box and put the cable in that. Will protect it from the water etc.

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    think what youve done is fine steve. if its working then it should continue that way, as iys protected from weather and sun anyway.
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    Yes, but is the signal going to be fully optimised, as it was before?

    If not, it will affect signal transmission, and ultimately picture and/or sound quality. That 'what if?' factor would do my head in, unless there was a way of testing for it, using appropriate criteria and apparatus, thus confirming that all is *exactly* as it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yes, but is the signal going to be fully optimised, as it was before?

    If not, it will affect signal transmission, and ultimately picture and/or sound quality. That 'what if?' factor would do my head in, unless there was a way of testing for it, using appropriate criteria and apparatus, thus confirming that all is *exactly* as it should be.

    Marco [hates bodges, or simply 'making do' - it's either right or it's not].
    might lose a bit, but maybe not enough to be obvious until weather turns bad. time will tell but at least the mrs is getting her progs and steve is out of dog house
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    If you do go with couplers, heatshrink will still suffer from ingress of water. Useless for outside use in my opinion. If you can get hold of denso tape you are laughing. I've never seen a coupling fail using that as a dealer, in any weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    might lose a bit, but maybe not enough to be obvious until weather turns bad. time will tell but at least the mrs is getting her progs and steve is out of dog house
    Sure, but why not just call a Sky Engineer out, and get the job done properly? Losing signal quality with any kind of bodged job would for me be an unacceptable compromise. Anyway, regardless, I hope he get the issue fixed to his satisfaction ASAP!

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    £65 call out fee for starters at a guess. Might not be much to you but it is to many if you can fix it for a fiver. Also there is a wait
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    Ok, then if it were me, I'd fix it the best I could, so as not to miss out on viewing time, then I'd call a professional out to do the job properly.

    For me, it's only a valid 'fix' for a fiver, if it results in as good a job as a professional would do [with zero signal degradation], and of course that would include any competent TV/Satellite installation company.

    The daftee shouldn't have let the ivy get so overgrown in the first place, or worn his glasses to see what he was cutting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Here's a radical thought... Phone Sky, tell them what happened, and ask them to send an engineer out. That's what I'd be doing

    No way would I be up ladders, fannying about with cables, as unless you know what you're doing, any 'fix' will just be a bodge!

    Marco.
    I have two jars, one labelled 'things I want', and the other is 'things I need'. Jar two is empty since I bought new tyres for the van, so I would have to raid jar one to pay the Sky bloke. Then I would have no cash for that outfit you insisted I buy for your next "party".

    So it's not a matter of me being tight and bodging to save a few quid, It's your fault for having such an unreasonable dress code

    And as with a lot of things, you don't 'know' what you're doing till you do it. Also I have no fear of ladders, climbing is one of my few talents
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