Hello, again. The installer of my new DirecTV installation is working now on the grounding issue. Here's the thread where I outlined this problem and my configuration in more detail: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=190303 Today, when he came out to fix the internet hookup (successful), he also acknowledged that they had not grounded the dish properly on the original install. To recap the other thread, basically, they just cut off the grounding wire and stuck the end into the attic, not connected to anything. I asked him if he could just install a 6 to 8 foot grounding rod into the ground, because there's no household ground (electric service) on the end of the house where the dish and other related quipment are. He said DirecTV has instructed them not to do that because it does not meet code. The ground has to be hooked into the main household ground. This afternoon, they are coming out to run a ground wire all the way to the other end of the house (60 feet), through the attic, then back outside to the main household ground. Any advice is welcome: 1. Is this necessary (versus just using a segregated grounding rod)? 2. Is there any safety problem running this wire inside through the attic? I have no functional concerns about that, because there is plenty of other electrical wiring run that way. I'm not sure the installer is wild about the trouble and expense, but they assured me it's their responsibility to do the ground properly as part of the original install. I didn't press them on why they didn't do it right the first time. Thanks, all.