A maiden post by a newbie with several questions. The installer was out on Saturday, and it looks like with a some tree trimming, the dish will work as a pole mount, about 225' from the house. The install has been rescheduled for 2 weeks from now so that I can do the prep. I'm planning to use 1.5" (1.9" od) rigid steel conduit (RSC) for my post - will the diameter be OK? Moving on, what about the distance? Let's call it 225' to the house attic and power inserter, and then another 50' to the DVR/receiver (1 HD DVR, 2 other HD receivers). The dish will be a SL3-SWM LNB with built-in SWM, and I will bury quality flooded RG-6 with messenger from the dish to the house. I was thinking that b/c of the distance and voltage drop, that I should use the SWM-PI 29V power inserter rather than the PI-21 21V. Does this seem reasonable? Will this sort of distance require amplification (like the Sonora LA141R)? If so, does it go at the dish or in the attic just before the PI? Of course, I'd rather avoid it all together, but if it is needed, then OK. Finally, what about grounding? Do I need to ground at the post and at the house? If I need to ground at the post, can I just use the post (4' in ground) as a grounding rod? At the house, I will be a long way from the central ground and don't really have anything to bond to. Can I sink a 8' copper grounding rod, tie it to the grounding block and call it good? Thanks in advance for your patience with my questions.