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Satellite Grounding Question


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#61 OFFLINE   Swampfox

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:44 PM

Im a new DTV customer, they did my install on Wednesday, I know they did not ground the dish or the block

If I understand the installation instructions correctly, I can run a ground from the dish base to the grounding block, then from there to my home's electrical service ground.

correct?

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#62 OFFLINE   joe diamond

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:15 PM

Im a new DTV customer, they did my install on Wednesday, I know they did not ground the dish or the block

If I understand the installation instructions correctly, I can run a ground from the dish base to the grounding block, then from there to my home's electrical service ground.

correct?


Yes!
There should be a small (17ga) wire attached to at least one of the coax lines comming from the dish to the ground block. This little line attaches to the dish and to the ground block. Larger wire (#10) then runs from the ground block to the ground lug ( the #6 wire from the ground rod to the electric panel.)

Do not remove the clamp on the ground rod. Use a split bolt to attach to the lug (or use the telco clamp that is already there)

Joe




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