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Broken cables

My cables have been cut in two. Can they be joined back together?

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@Carlyjones wrote:

My cables have been cut in two. Can they be joined back together?


Which cables ??

Runner
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The dish cables outside 

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@Carlyjones wrote:

My cables have been cut in two. Can they be joined back together?


If you mean the cables from the dish it would be better to run new cables to be honest

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Runner
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Thank you. That’s the plan. 

But can it be done for a temporary fix?

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@Carlyjones

If the cut is external to the building, I would suggest replacement is more suitable. If internal, you could try fitting an f-plug to each of the four cut ends, and then use two f-to-f junctions.  This will add attenuation to the cable run, though.

 

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Runner
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My electrician has just arrived and he has joined the wires but still no signal

Oracle
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Have you restarted your Sky box? Switch it off at the wall for 30 seconds.

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@Carlyjones wrote:

Thank you. That’s the plan. 

But can it be done for a temporary fix?


The tricky bit is you need to splice both the internal copper core and the external steel braid, without them contacting each other. Not impossible, but certainly fiddly without using cable fittings.

 

https://www.bestcablesplitter.com/how-to-splice-coaxial-cable/

 

Remember that there is a voltage coming up the cable from the Sky box, so unplugging this from the mains is a must.

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Runner
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Hi,

yes ive tried that, still says no satellite signal also my catch up tv doesnt work so I can’t watch anything 

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@Carlyjones wrote:

Hi,

yes ive tried that, still says no satellite signal also my catch up tv doesnt work so I can’t watch anything 


Sky box needs a satellite signal to work. 

Is he using proper F type connectors  as suggested above?

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@skinner1965 wrote:

Is he using proper F type connectors  as suggested above?


If your electrician is just twisting the wires together, it's unlikely to work reliably.

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@Carlyjones wrote:

My electrician has just arrived and he has joined the wires but still no signal


Could you post a photograph of the cable repair method that your electrician has adopted, in order to provide us with enough information to advise you further.

 

Godfrey.

 

 

Runner
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He has got any other the f adapters suggested so we gonna try and get some on Monday. 

More replace the entire cable 

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@Carlyjones

When I faced a similar situation, I found my local hardware store stocked 'satellite extension leads' and 'satellite wall plates'. After a quick bit of surgery,  two extension leads provided four f-plugs, and one wall plate provided two f-junctions.

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