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 Question by jerry dubois posted 26 Jul 2006
 phone cable
I am going to run a telephone line from a tele pole feed (plastic jacket box) to a trailer and connect 3 jacks. The distance from the pole is about 50 ft. Last jack could be over 100 ft. What catagory cable do I need to use and how many wires/feet. Can I bury the cable underground to the trailer? Arizona summers mean 115 degree shade, lots of UV!
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 31 Jul 2006
Dear jerry,

If it is just for telephone service, you could get away with category 3 as a minimum. As you are planning this for a direct burial installation, I would use a cable designed for direct burial rather then using "Inside" cable as it would deteriorate quickly and outdoor cable will hold up better to the UV
Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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