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Grounding issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Fateswarning, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Fateswarning

    Fateswarning Cool Member

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    My installer is wanting to ground the system to my water pipe...

    This was noted in my other thread.


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    I have a pretty simple set up in mind: An HR34, an HR24, an H24, a CCK(?) and a RC65RBX remote. I know you can't specify exactly what equipment you get.
    Installers do not have RC65RBX. At best you can get a RC65RX(non-backlit). CCK can only be installed if you have internet at the time of install.

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    Originally Posted by Fateswarning
    What should I look for in an install(er)? I want to know enough that if they try to pull off a sub-par install I'll be able to call them on it. It's a two year commitment after all.


    Ask them where they're going to ground the system. If it's something more than a few feet from the power meter, it probably is not an NEC approved ground. If they were going to ground to a water spicket or some random pipe, you can expect a sub-par
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Metal water pipes buried in ground are OK for grounding your dish.
     
  3. Fateswarning

    Fateswarning Cool Member

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    Thanks

    Is there a better spot?
     
  4. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

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    Well, the best spot would be the ground rod.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Exactly.
     

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