Telephone Buried Service Wire Gopher Resistant
Solid pure annealed copper, sizes are 19, 22, or 24 American Wire Gauge (AWG)
100% virgin solid material of polyolefin
The core is twisted pairs and assembled into a core.
A, Binders: Is a nonhygroscopic and nonwicking dielectric material.
B, Core warp: Is a nonhygroscopic and nonwicking dielectric material
C, Filling compound: Is a uniformly mixed compound
PEPJ - Polyethylene/Petroleum Jelly
ETPR - Extended Thermoplastic Rubber
ATG - Absorbent Thixotropic Gel
D, Flooding compound:
The flooding material is a uniformly mixed compound free from foreign matter.
E, Water Swellable materials:
Used within the interstices and interfaces of the wire.
F, Rip cord(s):
The rip cord is nonhygroscopic and nonwicking dielectric material
5 - or 6 - mil Copper Clad Stainless Steel
5 - or 6 - mil Copper Clad Alloy Steel
6 - mil CI 95 Copper Alloy
5.5 - mil C664 Copper Alloy
7 - mil CI94 Copper Alloy
5 - mil C230 Copper Alloy
The material is black or natural polyethylene.
The minimum thickness is 0.5 mm (0.020 inch).
The material is polyethylene, contain a 2.60± 0.25% concentration of furnace black to provide ultraviolet protection.
The minimum thickness is 0.65 mm (0.025 inch).
The typeof armor is specified by the product specification and is one of the following types
6-mil bare steel
6-mil coated steel
9-mil galvanized steel strip
Is used to extend buried telephone plant from the distribution cable to the
Year of manufacture
Communications Cable Identifier.
Direct buried communication wires is marked in compliance with Rule 350. G of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
Year of Manufacture
Wire Code (if used)
Sequential Length Marking
Communications Cable Identifier
Available in coils (CL) and reels (RL)