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SWiM 16 Grounding Question

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#1 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

When DirecTV installed my SWiM16 they ran grounding wires from the Slimline dish to the 16. They left my 8 way splitter in place that has a ground wire run to the house electrical ground There is nothing but RG6 connecting the the 16 and the splitter. Should the 16 also be connected to ground?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

"I'd say" it wouldn't hurt to. The coax shield is connecting everything to ground, so it's working now, and in this case "bonding" the SWiM & the splitter [or moving it to the SWiM] isn't going to cause any issues, though it may not cure any either. :lol:
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

i would say as long as you have a messenger wire and the green wire on there it really shouldnt be a issue, but had i done it i would of attached it to the 16 myself, his way of thinking is that its there and connected is what i would assume what he thought!
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

i would say as long as you have a messenger wire and the green wire on there it really shouldnt be a issue, but had i done it i would of attached it to the 16 myself, his way of thinking is that its there and connected is what i would assume what he thought!

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