Outdoor Cable installation is it really a problem?

 Installing outdoor cable or Cat6 outdoor cable can be very difficult task. There are certain guidelines you should follow and specific cable types to use.  This is one person’s opinion of some of the things that should be reviewed and thought about when installing outside or underground.

Many providers sell cable for exterior network use that is not necessarily for that type of location. There are many factors that go against its longevity and use.  Some of these are the most obvious and overlooked.  You should be trying to beat the problems that weather and moisture present to your installation. We’ll say more about that later, but they are the big destroyers.  It’s your enemy and can take an expensive installation and ruin it. 

Try stripping back the protective sheath on wiring that has been run outside in the open and see if the weather or moisture has gotten to it.  A simple clue is once you strip back part of the casing you find water dripping out of it. This can completely decimate your data throughput and transfer rate and begin to deteriorate the cable itself. If you’re an installer you don’t want to have to go back