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Hiding SWiM16

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rahlquist, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. rahlquist

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    Are there any approved ways to hide an exterior wall SWiM16? Enclosures? Etc? Getting one installed tomorrow and want to know how hard I should push him to move from the SWiM8 splitter in the Charter box on outside garage wall to mounting the Swim16 on the inside garage wall.
     
  2. west99999

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    If the SWM16 is the first thing inline from the ODU then it will be used for grounding and should be outside per NEC code. You could have him put a quad ground block outside then run 4 short coax cables into garage and hook up the SWM16 there but in my opinion that is adding more failure points.
     
  3. samrs

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    I was at a house a few months ago where the dish was pole mounted ten feet from the meter base. Standing at the dish it took me several minutes to finally realize where the SWM16 was mounted. Right beneath the meter base, the tech had done an excellent job with drip loops. The anal home owner bought a plastic tub that matched his siding and used two screws to hold it on. Imaginary problem gone.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    There are ways within code to ground a SWiM indoors or outdoors.

    Two key considerations are exposure to the elements and the heat given off by the unit. Ours is properly well-grounded to code in a basement - a location that addressed both issues.
     
  5. The Merg

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    Yup. My SWM16 is inside, but my setup is grounded outside.

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  6. west99999

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    I never said you couldnt have the system grounded with the swm 16 being inside but DTV's preference is grounding outside the house. You could use a ground block and be good with both NEC and DTV and the OP of course.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    No one said you did.

    The other post indicated there were indoor or outdoor options.
     
  8. rahlquist

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    Hmmm supposed to be here 12-4, last call he said 3:30-4 its 4 now :( I hate being the last install of the day, always gotta worry about it being more about getting him home than getting a quality install :(
     
  9. rahlquist

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    Got here 4:11 still here 3 hours later, got as far as receivers, hr34 reporting no 103 even (big red X) he doesnt seem to know the right stuff on HR20deca ugh. Wife is getting ill.
     
  10. rahlquist

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    Nice they are blaming the swim also "The HR20 will not work in this type of setup" FFS WHY. So he has to go back on the roof re-install the SWIM LNB, and we will limp along till Wednessday at the SOONEST. This is why my setup hasnt been upgraded in $!@#$!@#$!@#$!@ years.
     
  11. Grydlok

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    Well the HR20-700 needs a Band stop Filter, Receiver Deca and 2 way splitter. If he didn't have those it won't work.
     
  12. rahlquist

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    Now blaming the UPS the power inserter was plugged into. Who knew how much voodoo these things contained. 4 hours 20 mins and counting.
     
  13. The Merg

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    It's the HR20-100 that needs the special setup, which is what the OP has.

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  14. The Merg

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    I have heard some rumblings before about having the PI plugged into a UPS. That's easy enough to solve. Just plug it into a wall outlet while they are there for the install.

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  15. The Merg

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    Yeah. That's bogus. He just doesn't know what he's doing. Did you get a morning appointment on Wed. at least?

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  16. rahlquist

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    Yeah allegedly his first thing after doing inventory at the warehouse. He left here at 9pm after putting my old LNB/swim/splitter back and AFTER I taught him how to hook the HR20 up. Imagine that he had all the parts. So now we are down the HR22 until he gets back. And my nice quiet new years eve with the wife is wrecked. Gotta love it. So when he comes back its swap the lnb again, install the SWiM16 and what ever I decide for the CCK because that didnt get done tonight either. He wants to just get me a wireless and at this point thats fine he can just leave it with me and I will install it.
     
  17. rahlquist

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    ....and we get up this morning to "trouble communicating with the dish" errors.....
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah...it sounds like you've got a rookie installer - ask to speak to a Supervisor and report your results - demand a Supervisor come out and correct the problem.
     
  19. rahlquist

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    I moved the PI from the living room (about 55-75 cable feet to splitter) to the kids room (about 25 feet to splitter) swapped the #1 connection on the splitter and now its working. I was getting 20.25v at the splitter with the PI moved to the kids room.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Ah....didn't know that part.

    Let's hope you're back in business now. :)
     

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