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Old 01-18-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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Securing cables to rubber roof

I have run a coax cable from my cellular booster into the interior of my Pinnacle . I am trying to figure out the best way to secure the cables on the roof.

I have read about using Dicor Self Leveling caulk to secure the cables along with with other solutions to secure the cables.

What method has been the most successful for you when securing cables to your rubber roof?
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #2
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I would hold it down with some strips of eternabond.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:15 PM   #3
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While mine isnít a rubber roof, you could do the same. I put down the zip tie pads, set in a dab of dicor and after they were set up, I zip tired the cables to them. This makes it easy to remove/repair a cable if ever needed with out disturbing the attachment point to the roof.
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While mine isnít a rubber roof, you could do the same. I put down the zip tie pads, set in a dab of dicor and after they were set up, I zip tired the cables to them. This makes it easy to remove/repair a cable if ever needed with out disturbing the attachment point to the roof.
I have some zip tie pads. Just didn't trust the glue on the back. Good idea to embed it in a dab of dicor. I like the idea of having access to the cable if needed. Has this been durable for you?

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I would hold it down with some strips of eternabond.
I have seen others doing it this way. I can see how durable it would be. Just hard to swap out a cable.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:06 AM   #5
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Mounting kits for Sat dishes come with cable clamps and the say use Dicor around the screws. Rustynuts system would work great too.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:40 AM   #6
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I'm liking Rustynuts method but make sure that your mounting blocks are UV resistant Most black ones are and most white ones aren't as far as I know. Same goes for tie wraps. Just something to think about.
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I've used the same items that Rusty used (on roof and down side) withOUT Dicor and it has held up pretty well. I've had to replace a couple of zip ties but not the attachment points yet.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for posting. I have decided to implement Rusty's approach. Here is the finished product.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:36 AM   #9
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Yeah that's how I ran solar wiring down, but I was able to do so right next to the awning mount so it's somewhat less conspicuous.
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Did you end up using the Dicor 501LSW-1 caulking for this?

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Thanks everyone for posting. I have decided to implement Rusty's approach. Here is the finished product.
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Make sure to use UV resistant zip ties, wire ties, cable ties, whatever you want to call them. I work in the power generating field and believe me YOU definitely want to buy the good UV resistant ones. Usually available at local electrical supply houses or on the net. Cost a bit more but better than your HD/Lowes garbage.
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Did you end up using the Dicor 501LSW-1 caulking for this?
Yes, I used the Dicor self leveling cocking to make sure the cable mounts stay put. That is the exact part number.
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