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2 Inch galvanized fence post ,, where?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by john510, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. peds48

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    Here are updated pics of the dish installed and running the only thing I have to run are the ground cable and block and seal it off from weather,, I ran plastic under ground to make it nice and neat..

    Actually getting the correct signals wasn't that hard at all..
    Looks good!


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    The work looks great but I am curious about one thing. The last picture shows the pole just a couple feet from the house with brick siding. I cant imagine that short distance solving a LOS issue, why not just mount it on the house? Brick is plenty strong
     
  3. P Smith

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    doesn't look good

    you forgot to use U-cap or make U on your conduit
    now you'll have a lot of water inside
     
  4. john510

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    didnt want the heavy dish hanging off the brick.. friend did that and it covers his house all so..
     
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    Im not finished have to do the grounding so didnt cap it off water wont fill cause it has a negative pitch the whole way.. will be sealed anyway.. thought of that..
     
  6. peds48

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    .. will be sealed anyway.. thought of that..
    Yup, when I posted "looks good" that was one think I was going to comment on, but then I read your post. I think some folks here "selective reading" syndrome...... !rolling


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  7. P Smith

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    some folks here cannot stop bickering instead of stay on topic :(
    [verbal diarrhea ?]
     
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    Ok lets put this to rest updated pics of it grounded and sealed

    thanks for the help
     

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    Another option for those of us in the Southeast is Dow Electronics.
     
  10. peds48

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    Ok lets put this to rest updated pics of it grounded and sealed

    thanks for the help
    once again, looks good!


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  11. eandras

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    You should have added a 90 degree elbow on the end of the plastic conduit with a service loop and raise up the conduit to around 3feet. The way it is now you will get water in the line and the coax will fail from water penetrating the line from water accumulating from rain or sprinklers
     
  12. john510

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    thanks but the other end is lower and open when it comes into the house so water will not set in, and the end is sealed off outside to prevent that anyway.. But that is something I could still easily ad , thanks for the advice..
     
  13. P Smith

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    I told him before already
     
  14. peds48

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    I told him before already
    but he said is sealed, so what's the point?


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  15. P Smith

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    the point is in understanding physics and common sense and real life experience...

    sealing open end is one thing, but making U-shape ending is different
    if you can't comprehend, stop quoting me and go alone
     
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    and the purpose of the kit: Use the DIRECTV Sweep Kit to protect coax wires where they are typically exposed to damage from lawn mowers or “weed eaters”.

    U-ending is self-explanatory part if you know what you doing
     
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    Off topic but I found this funny. On the page you linked to they had this: dccklink.jpg
    The link took you to this: dcckkit.jpg
    The CCK I have known is this: DECABB1R0_medlrg.jpg
     
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    Wow, that is surprising. While I was very aware that a DECA with a power inserter would function as a CCK the old style makes a much cleaner install.
     

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