Is it ok to separate dual RG-6 cable

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metalgod3082

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The Dish tech ran a dual RG-6 quad shield cable from the dish. is it ok to get a razor blade and run it between the 2 cables to separate them so I have 2 RG-6 cables? I'm assuming its safe to do as its just cutting rubber in between the 2 cables but just wanted to make sure before I do it.
 
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It is ok to do it, but you don't want to use a razor blade. Just get it started and you will easily be able to pull it apart. If you use a razor, you might cut through the outer jacket exposing the wires, which would then rust and ruin the cable.
 
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It is true about the razor blade. These married pairs, or more, are made from individual cables that are molded together. We used to specify how to build a multi pair, with various cables in it and the cost was only a few bucks more than the individual video/rf/audio and control cables in it. They also provided a video showing their basic proceedure, which was with 2 RG-6's. So you have two individually jacked cables inside a common jacket.
 

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