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SW64 installation questions
Posted 09 July 2002 - 08:17 AM
I am going to be installing an SW64 switch soon and I want to hear from anyone who has experience both good and bad about using an SW64 outdoors. I live in South Texas and it gets very hot here and placing the SW64 inside would be pain in my situation. I would especially like to hear from any retailers who have installation experience with the SW64. Thanks!
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Posted 09 July 2002 - 08:25 AM
FYI... my MIL's sw64 was in partial sun a few hours a day.
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Posted 09 July 2002 - 08:44 AM
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Posted 09 July 2002 - 08:54 AM
The SW-64 I mentioned above in it's current home can be seen here: http://www.pbase.com...ge/625226/large
Posted 09 July 2002 - 10:43 AM
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Posted 09 July 2002 - 01:29 PM
Posted 09 July 2002 - 02:24 PM
What size wood screws should I use to properly attach the switch to the structure? Also, no ground wire. Can I just take some 12 gauge wire, attach a crip-on connection, and run the line down and into the soil?
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Posted 10 July 2002 - 05:56 PM
Posted 10 July 2002 - 07:07 PM
2) Do not just put a ground wire into the ground. E* wants you to connect ground to cold water pipe but we do connect to a good electrical ground if water pipe is not close. If the unit is located indoors then national electrical code requires the grounding to be done when the cable first enters the building.
Posted 10 July 2002 - 09:35 PM
Do buy the $2 a month system warranty.
My feeling is that since a 64 is a single point failure, ANYTHING I can do to make it more reliable is a bonus.
Inside is nice in the winter it makes troubleshooting easier, and in the event of a 64 failure theres no hassle in going to my basement and moving a few cables around with SW21 switches in a system outage.
I once disconnected 61.5 when that slot somehow was blamed for DP bugs. It was around ZERO degrees and snowing at the time:( ME? I was indoors snug and warm looking out the window at the winter wonderland I MIGHT have been in.
Single point failure bothered me SO MUCH I installed a extra 500 dish just in case. That was before the 721 two leads became known. But I am ready for it when some $$$ comes our way...
Posted 11 July 2002 - 04:36 PM
Posted 11 July 2002 - 04:51 PM