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No Grounding Block for new RG-6?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:07 PM
Questions of proper and legal grounding can bring up a wide variety of answers and some heated discussions that I have seen on here and another forum in the recent past.
The ground is supposed to be grounded to the same ground as the house electricity.
If this is a second ground rod the extra ground rod can cause what is called a ground loop and possibly send noise into the system which you might hear and it possibly cause lines on your TV screen.
The ground is supposed to carry off static electricity from the dish instead of it riding the cable into the house. With the wire you ran from the dish mount to the rod I would say that has been accomplished.
For what it is worth I had one dish for 12 years that did not have a ground at all.
The second dish I had was imporperly grounded to the AC unit ( had ground only when the AC was running ).
The third dish I had was improperly grounded to a water spigot. Problem with that is the spigot is brass but the water pipes are PVC.
The dish I have now is properly grounded to the house electricity ground.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:43 PM
Rg6 with messenger from cleat to a ground block or a swm splitter before it enters the house . If the house ground is not accessible within a reasonable distance we do not bond to a house ground , we do not add a rod because in this state only a license electrician or the home owner can do that , and the rods must be bonded together ..
If the messenger wire is not attached to the rg6 you gotta run a #10 solid copper from the cleat.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:44 PM