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I am seeing a yellow like goo in my ISP's outdoor cabinets for my WiMax network.

The cat5 runs up the building to a BSR and then to the antennas. Am I losing power and signal quality from this, and what causes this goo?

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closed as too localized by rnxrx, Ward, Iain Aug 26 '12 at 8:47

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Welcome to Server Fault. What are the details of the equipment you're using? Also, I don't think anyone will be able to identify a mysterious yellow goo without at least being able to see it. Do you have any pictures you can share? –  Michael Hampton Aug 26 '12 at 4:58
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Why would you not just report this to your ISP ? –  Iain Aug 26 '12 at 8:47
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lain: Why take the most direct and sensible route when you can post your question to the internet instead? –  joeqwerty Aug 26 '12 at 17:04

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This is kinda funny, but it's probably the result of water causing chemical run off from treated paper or wood used in cheap cabinets and air conditioners and dehumidifers. Really. The best online reference I could Google real quick is the review linked here.

The evaporator is a treated paper filter. The chemical used to treat the paper comes off in the continuously circulating water in the form of an accumulating yellow goo. I, daily, cleaned the water "trickling" tray as the drip-orifices would clog. Over 6 months the tubes to and from the pump clogged with the goo. It's now just a low-noise fan.

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