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Swm16 ground

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Beachcomber12, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Beachcomber12

    Beachcomber12 Cool Member

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    Last weekend I had hr34 installed. I went from a total of 5 tuners to 9 tuners. 2 h24s. 1 hr24. 1 hr34. My question is when the installer grounded the unit he only ran ground from dish to swm16 should he not have run a ground wire from the swm16 to a grounding block like what was done originally. Thanks in advance for your answers.
     
  2. HarleyD

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    Is there an earth ground on your dish? He may have just daisy chained the SWM 16 to the dish to the earth ground.
     
  3. Beachcomber12

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    No only ground wire runs from dish to swm
     
  4. west99999

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    Then yes there should be a #10 solid copper from the SWM16 to the house common ground. Call them back out.
     
  5. Beachcomber12

    Beachcomber12 Cool Member

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    That is what I thought. Thanks for the advice
     
  6. Mcmiller519

    Mcmiller519 AllStar

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    It also depends on where your outside ground is and where the entry point of the cables are if its on the other side of the house there will be a lot of wires running around your house
     
  7. west99999

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    It doesnt depend on that, it is supposed to be grounded no matter what. It is the law!
     

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