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Old 09-23-2018, 11:59 PM   #11
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One way to tell how easy/hard it will be to draw a new cable, is to disconnect both ends and give the cable a little tug. If it moves relatively freely then you might be in with a shot. If not, there may be cable clamps hidden behind panels.
I like your idea of using a piece of heatshrink to join the old and new cables for drawing. That will reduce the likelihood of a snag somewhere hidden. Another suggestion would be to tie a piece of sash cord to the old cable and pull that through. Then use that to pull the new cable through, again, using heatshrink to join the two.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:08 AM   #12
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What I have is an open not a short. I did change both ends hoping it might be the ends. I thought it might be a screw or staple from the factory, but that would cause a short not an open. I'll have to wait until next week. I don't need or want satellite tv, just the news and weather. Farmer vision is fine for me.
WNY Bullet My outside cable comes in just above the tv and then jumpers to the bedroom.
Quick question: Did you check the shield for continuity too, just to make sure you have the right cable? If that outer shield is open too, it just might not be the right cable.
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:49 AM   #13
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Quick question: Did you check the shield for continuity too, just to make sure you have the right cable? If that outer shield is open too, it just might not be the right cable.
^^^^^ What he said. Make up a long lead for one of you meter leads, and check end to end continuity. Chris
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:38 AM   #14
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Again thanks for the replies that's the benefit of having this forum many ideas to check. I have a tool made to check cable continuity. It tells you if you have continuity through the cable. You put a plug on one end and the tester on the other end. It tells you if you have a short or an open. For multiple cables it tells you which one your on, by different colors each plug has a different value. That might be a better idea to run a pullcord through instead of pulling the cable through with the old cable. only one end to come off at a time.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:44 AM   #15
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Again thanks for the replies that's the benefit of having this forum many ideas to check. I have a tool made to check cable continuity. It tells you if you have continuity through the cable. You put a plug on one end and the tester on the other end. It tells you if you have a short or an open. For multiple cables it tells you which one your on, by different colors each plug has a different value. That might be a better idea to run a pullcord through instead of pulling the cable through with the old cable. only one end to come off at a time.
I have had the habit of pulling 2 lengths of nylon string. I use 2 different colors. Tie one color to the wire I want to pull thru and leave the other color remain. That way, I have a spare pull string incase the first one snags and breaks or if successful with the first pull there is a spare in case I ever decide to pull another wire in the future.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:14 PM   #16
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Good idea I'll do that.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:55 PM   #17
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AS one of the other entrys has posted, You will Show a open in your TV cable ckt if you have a splitter or a preamp in the ckt. Make sure your TV preamp is off and try the antenna hookup again if your using Cable TV. You may have to run a new cable on the outside and under-neath the trailer if it gets to that. If the trailer is still under warranty, take to a dealer. Ig
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