+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    262

    Default Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    Just wondering What the pros and cons of both an overhead cable run vs. a ground cable run are.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Holden, Louisiana, United States
    Posts
    131

    Smile Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    i have tried both i prefer in the air i had alot of trouble with sticks and leaves

    jamming the pully on the ground runner

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    262

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    Good point. Don't most people use O-rings on the ground setup instead of pulleys, though?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Holden, Louisiana, United States
    Posts
    131

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    ye this is true i just couldnt keep it free from debris i do however live in the country maybe a different type of area for the run away from trees and stuff the ground might be fine i just prefer the air keeps their head up just my opion

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    262

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    Cool thanks for the replies.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    anyone have any plans for an above ground cable run? i'm thinking of switchng from the chain set up.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    i actualy prefer ground setups. but the bigger thing is what is the surrounding area like- lots of trees? if so, then above ground is the way to go.

    best thing i have found:
    get some schedule 40 pipe ( you can get this at home depot, lowes, etc) prefferably 2 8ft+ lengths
    get minimum 1/4" cable ( check the load rating on the cable), vinyl coated is best. a dozen crosby clamps (cable clamps)
    couple bags or quickcrete
    quality pulley

    you want atleast 2 feet of the pipe in the ground and a liberal amount of earth removed, replaced by the crete.

    there are several ways to attach the cable (looped using the crosbys) to the vertical pipes-i used seamless stainless steel rings welded to the pipe.
    pulley goes on- and make sure to put a stop on each end of the run so the dog cannot get wrapped around the pipe ( figure a 15ft. lead off the pulley, you want a stop at 15ft. from each end)
    i will try to dig up some pics of my old setups

  8. #8

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by rallyracer View Post
    i actualy prefer ground setups. but the bigger thing is what is the surrounding area like- lots of trees? if so, then above ground is the way to go.

    best thing i have found:
    get some schedule 40 pipe ( you can get this at home depot, lowes, etc) prefferably 2 8ft+ lengths
    get minimum 1/4" cable ( check the load rating on the cable), vinyl coated is best. a dozen crosby clamps (cable clamps)
    couple bags or quickcrete
    quality pulley

    you want atleast 2 feet of the pipe in the ground and a liberal amount of earth removed, replaced by the crete.

    there are several ways to attach the cable (looped using the crosbys) to the vertical pipes-i used seamless stainless steel rings welded to the pipe.
    pulley goes on- and make sure to put a stop on each end of the run so the dog cannot get wrapped around the pipe ( figure a 15ft. lead off the pulley, you want a stop at 15ft. from each end)
    i will try to dig up some pics of my old setups
    Thanks for the info, i allready have the post cemented in the ground, just wasnt sure on the size of the cable to get, gotta about a 40-50 foot length i gotta cover and didnt wanna get too small a size. Thanks again.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere under the Sun!
    Posts
    748

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    I like the axel in the ground set up. Just nail the axel in the ground it's easy to set up. I like the chain set-up cause like i said before in another thread kinda gives them a work out.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    anyone have advice for an overhead set-up? Thats my goal for this month

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bulldog Country
    Posts
    24

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    yes we have one overhead cable one,they are good for exercise.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    how easy is it for the dogs to get loose? can u give me the details of ur set-up?

  13. #13

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    there was already a good post here somewhere with info and pictures of the above ground cable set up.
    it was in chain set ups or something like that, if anyone knows were it is lol..

  14. #14

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable


  15. #15

    Default Re: Overhead Vs. Ground Cable

    FIRST POST HERE. I have 15 above ground runs . Most have 75-100lb Americans so strength was importnat in building. I use trees as Poles. I double wrap around the tree( tried 1/2" eyelets but the Bulldogs eventually straightened out the eyelet).. Now here is a big key for Cable wire use. I use NON-Coated 5/16 stainless steel wire. I have had the dogs pull so hard they pulled the wire from within the coating. The coating was still in the clamps and the dog was where else, attached to another on his new 60 foot lease... I also use a Turnbuckle to get and keep wire tight. Use a min 0f 3 clamps when securing wire. I use a 3" National Mfg block&sheeve without the swivel built in. The wheels are easliy replaced by a kotter pin(1handed n the dark easy). Then swivels top n bottom and a decent chain, not over the top. As your system is only as strong as its weakest link. which is the wire and clamps. Becuase of the overhead motion I use a Big Snap and a Bullsnap to finally secure the dogs. Hope it all makes sense. The dogs love the freedom and stay in great shape.
    I buy every thing needed at Tractor Supply.

    Paul




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts