Ive got an odd situation, thats been a thorn in my side for about 3 years now.
Ill try to keep it short.
When we moved into our current home, we never thought to check availability of internet. Its within a few miles of a large city, across the street from a school, and certainly not all alone in the middle of nowhere.
Trouble is, nobody runs down our road. They run North of us and South of us, but without a major investment, were are out of luck for what Id call normal internet and TV.
Due to the landscape, wooded, we are also limited on what exactly we can do with other options. From that side of the woods, we can use either DirecTV or Dish, which gives us options. Internet is available point to point (direct wireless connection) from that side too.
Now, to the point. Due to all of this, I want to run a trench from the house to the edge of the woods, about 125', maybe a bit more. My plan is to trench about 18" or so down, which is all thats required for anything in conduit, and run the CAT 5 cable and also run an RG6 cable as well.
The house is simple. Its a standard conduit exit from a structure, and into the ground.
What I cant quite make up my mind about is how to terminate the other end.
Ive thought about using a weather head like youd see on a service entrance mast for the electrical service, but cant think of too many other options.
It will need to stand by itself out there. There is a 6x6 post, and I suppose I might be able to get close enough to it to mount a box directly on it, but I certainly dont want to disturb that posts concrete base at all, and there are trees all around that Ill be going around to get there in the first place from the house. It was a pain to set where it is, but thats where it needed to be.
Anyway, anyone ever done something like this before?
By the way, the reason I dont just direct bury a wire is due to a trail or two that passes over where these will run. Running a tractor over them in damp conditions isnt really good for them. Burying them in conduit fixes that problem.