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- May 30, 2011
Rain, hail, sleet, snow, it is all moisture. So, do you seal your "f" connectors that are outside or not? If you do, what do you use?
Thanks wescopc I haven't seen those before. I usually just gum mine up really good with coax-seal, lol. It seems to work.
There is a self amalgamating tape that you can buy that seals out the weather.
I use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on all my outdoor connections and it's served me well over the years. It's also cheap too as the Wife usually has some in the medicine cabinet.
The local Dish Network guy told me he doesn't use anything. For what it's worth...
I use and like those a lot! It is best to use a torque wrench with the WS fittings - they can feel tight when they are not tight enough, because they need to have good a metal to metal connection for reliability. I have had to return for a trouble call (No signal) because they weren't tight enough in the first place!Lately, I've been using PPC-EX6XLWS fittings, which have an integrated sealing ring, on my outdoor cabling.
Like the rest of you I thought those rubber seals on the ground blocks dish and DIRECTV use would keep the water out.
When new coax was installed a few days ago. I took the ends off the old ground block that had rubber seals on it and one of the connections had gotten water in it and had corroded. The connections were on a pole, so it was never in an area that had moisture on it a lot .
I have used that "tar tape" that they used to include with your old c-band lnb's but it would just adsorb water and defeat it's purpose.
I use GE Premium Silicone. It is supposed to last 35 years, and it sun and freeze proof. I put it on where the coax goes into the back of the compression fittings,and where the fittings meet the male connection. That stuff will do a good job.