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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get


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#501 OFFLINE   tarrakas

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

I suppose I could have gone around and rewired the entire house too...

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:52 AM

Eh upgrade 3 months old.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

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Dammit, Ahmed, Where did you say that satellite feed is?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

That is what happens when no one take out their disconnects. Over decades, the dead wires just pile up.

 

Sad to say, while not as bad as the above, I seen many utility boxes in the backyards of many poor neighborhood overstuffed with mostly useless wires. 


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Seen this at a friends house the other day. They even left the spool behind.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

That is why friends don't let friends get Dish..... :rotfl:


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:02 AM

That spool isn't cheap is it? Hello Craigslist! Lol

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

That spool isn't cheap is it? Hello Craigslist! Lol

don't know what you consider "cheap" but a spool of cable is about $60.00


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

don't know what you consider "cheap" but a spool of cable is about $60.00

Oh. I thought it would be more. Learn something new everyday.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

xmguy myself and a few others here are trying to figure out what you think is so horrible and out of code and unsafe you think is wrong here. ( First off let me start off by saying im not taking up for the installer, as yes I do see this as a very sloppy job it could have been done to look a whole lot better ). As for the mounting, nothing wrong there s-tube on a square pole just as it was intended ( although the s-tubes work well on the corner of a brick house also ( i myself have found to really like putting s-tubes on on corners of brick houses " saves a little time too as just haveing to drill 4 holes and anchor in instead of the supposed to at least 8 with a univeral mast and 2 monopoles"). As for the grounding it appears to be grounded to code ( although some companies would fail it just because the ground wire is black from the split bolt to the splitter instead of the required green indacating ground even though it could be the right size). The pic of the cable going into the house, yeah it dont have the bushing, drip loop, or at least bare minimum silicone which would have took all of 2 seconds. ON your defense, Yes the cable routing is extremely sloppy and could have been done multiple multiple ways to actually appear to be professional instead of looking like a lazy installer. But kinda curious what you see as so illegal and unsafe, besides being an extremely sloppy job


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:52 AM

Have some more on my other phone.. really wish I've taken pictures of some of the horror jobs I've seen. First one was a commercial service call, when I went up there the dish was just lying there, ripped out with some shingles.. second, mana poles placed wrong, no bishop tape or silicone.. leak city

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:58 AM

I laughed pretty hard when I saw the second one...

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

More. Props to the first guy for getting it to work that close to the fence though. No way I would've put it there.1452795075344.jpg 1452795075344.jpg

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:53 PM

Coworker sent this to me yesterday... kept failing the 99/103 for some reason! :lol:

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:55 AM

Some people should really not be allowed to install .... whoever did this should be thrown in jail because I'm quite sure running lines like that in the air is illegal

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:59 AM

Some people should really not be allowed to install .... whoever did this should be thrown in jail because I'm quite sure running lines like that in the air is illegal

 

Everything about that installation looks wrong .... splitters, multiple multiswitches, cables in the air .... What a mess!




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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:09 AM

Some people should really not be allowed to install .... whoever did this should be thrown in jail because I'm quite sure running lines like that in the air is illegal

 

Oh my. :eek2:  I don't even want to know where the wires go after the fence post.  :nono2:

 

Even my tailgating dish setup is neater than that! 


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:30 AM

While the whole thing is a bunch of garbage, I don't think an aerial line is against any law as Cable companies do it all the time.

Now how it's done isn't like anything I see there.

Looks like there are the remnants of three systems:

1) the old legacy WB68s,

2) upgrade to SWiM-16

3) SWMLNB

 

Wonder what the recycle value is for the dead cables & hardware. !rolling


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:35 PM

The aerial line may be an offense against the senses, but it is low voltage so it doesn't constitute any sort of safety hazard. The cable, phone and electric company are allowed to run overhead lines. They don't run it like that, of course - the electrical line is governed by a number of codes, and the cable/phone company always run under the electrical line to the same location, at least that's how it always is around here.

 

Do we know this was a Directv install, or could it have been a do-it-yourself or done by a fly by night satellite installer in the area?


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:38 AM

I don't know. Not sure a line at the proper height to catch someone's neck in a pathway from a utility provider would be considered legal. They may have height requirements. Of course then satellite is sometimes treated differently so....

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:42 AM

Low voltage on private property where no traffic is expected?
Some states or local goverments may have a law. The NEC says 12ft for power lines up to 300v but a satellite cable isn't a power line. In most places a low voltage line would likely fall under the "don't be stupid" laws ... no specific requirement but if you do it some court might find you guilty of negligence.

(In a quick search I did not find any national standard for a low voltage coax line ... but I didn't spend long looking.)
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:18 PM

Some court, or maybe more likely some jury (same difference I guess). But that property looks like it has plenty of risk elements, not just a coax run.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 01:46 AM

It's hard to tell but I look at the picture and it looks like the pole is on some neighboring property and I crossed over a I hated break in the fence. Don't know if that's a public walkway or not. That's what I was looking at. Heck it almost looks like it'd cross the freaking driveway. :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

It's hard to tell but I look at the picture and it looks like the pole is on some neighboring property and I crossed over a I hated break in the fence. Don't know if that's a public walkway or not. That's what I was looking at. Heck it almost looks like it'd cross the freaking driveway. :lol:


The driveway seems to be behind the dish. The gap in the fence is far from the roadway. It looks like a well worn path between the two properties but probably not "public". I cannot tell how tall the fence is ... at 5ft it would be a problem for me, at 6ft I would need to duck. It does not appear to be low enough to catch a person off guard and "clothesline" them. Where the cable crosses the driveway back to the house the height looks good.

Best practices would have been to put it in a trench ... perhaps between the driveway and the fence to the garage if the driveway could not be trenched.
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