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installation and cables

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by curt8403, Sep 20, 2008.

when you install a line for a directv receiver do you?

  1. Put a cover plate at the wall and a connector

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  2. put a cover plate at the wall to cover the hole

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  3. just put a grommet in

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  4. just run the cable, no special covers or anything

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  5. put a connector at the wall, if the customer wants it

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  6. use the existing cable, I don't bother running new line

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  1. curt8403

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    when installing a line for directv, do you put a connector at the wall?
     
  2. davring

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    I do. Convenient. (Keeps the wife happy)
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    Being an "RF type", I limit my connectors to a minimum.
     
  4. davring

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    I most certainly keep mine to a minimum, fortunately all of my runs a quite short so an extra barrel or two hasn't hurt.
     
  5. BattleZone

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    Wall plates get used when it makes sense for the installation. In many cases, there is already an existing cable, or hole from an existing cable, that procludes the use of a wallplate. And some customers prefer their cable come in just above the baseboard or otherwise in a location where a wallplate isn't possible.

    Like most things in the install business, it varies depending on the specific situation.
     
  6. waterdragon

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    I look at the rest of the house. If wall plates are used I use them during my installs, if the house is run down and look like a dump I am not going to worry to much about a wall plate.
     
  7. ironwood

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    I always do what customers want. But before they tell me what to do I explain all the advantages and disadvantages of doing it one way or the other. At the end they usually ask me to do exactly what I intended to. Both are happy.
    Very rare cases when customer is stubborn and wants it his way which I consider irrational I just spend extra time and do it his way. No big deal.
     
  8. carl6

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    Well, I only do installs for myself. But I do use wall plates and barrell connectors. I do not dispute the technical arguments against doing so, but in real life have never had a problem resulting from their use.

    Carl
     
  9. curt8403

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    I also do self install, and also put a wall plate and barrel in. I move my tv from one wall to another from time to time, and having a wall connector allows me to use the correct length of cable inside. (6 ft vs 13 ft)
     
  10. Mertzen

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    Straight hole with bushing /grommet on both sides.
    If people want to pay me more for wallplates I can always oblige.
     

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