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grounding question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by butthead, Jan 31, 2006.

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  1. butthead

    butthead Cool Member

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    Hope i don't open a can worms with this question. Should I use grounding blocks and ground my RG6 before it goes into the 4x4 switch or does it matter? I've seen some installs where the RG6 goes into the switch first then to grounding blocks.
     
  2. sat tech

    sat tech AllStar

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    always to ground block first
     
  3. greywolf

    greywolf DBSTalk Club Member

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    It depends on locations. Code says the coax must be grounded near the entry to the building. In fact, if the multiswitch is located near the entry to the building, it can be used instead of grounding blocks.
     
  4. MedMech

    MedMech Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    When in doubt........ground.
     
  5. leww37334

    leww37334 Hall Of Fame

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    By the way always try to ground to a single point if you have to ground multiple units, ie do not stick two separate grounding rods in the ground and ground block to one and dish to the other. Use house ground whenever possible.
     
  6. Bill Johnson

    Bill Johnson Legend

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    If the antenna's in the attic, forget about grounding!
     
  7. Bill Johnson

    Bill Johnson Legend

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    Addendum! Of course always always always ground the dish!
     
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