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Mounting a SWM16

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by DarkLogix, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. DarkLogix

    DarkLogix Godfather

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    has it been there through a summer?
    are you in north or south FL?
    I'm not sure but isn't south FL summer similer to Texas summer?
     
  2. Go Beavs

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    The mounting holes appear to be about 3/16" in diameter. You could probably drill them out to 1/4" but then again, getting the correct size would be better.

    Why not use a piece of plywood to mount your SWiM-16? Just use self tapping deck screws and there's no measuring required. For mine, I held it to the plywood and sunk the screws, super quick and easy. :)
     
  3. trh

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    North FL. It was installed in August; so it went through our hottest month w/o any problems.
    I would guess that my outside mount, since it isn't in direct sunlight is normally cooler than a normal attic. But the OP has an attic fan. Any other energy efficient products installed (radiant barrier or spray foam)?
     
  4. DarkLogix

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    thanks for the info
    I'd rather not go directly into wood maybe I'm just odd but if possible I prefer to use steel

    I guess I'll be going to home depot tommorrow to get some 3/16" bolts, nuts, ect
     
  5. DarkLogix

    DarkLogix Godfather

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    not yet
    but when the fan is on (temp controled) it's much cooler in the attic than outside (actually might defeat the energy savings to run the fan)
    and for some odd reason the last few years we've been getting an ocean breaze in the summer (its odd only because we didn't always have that) but it's reasonable as we're not far from the gulf
     
  6. Go Beavs

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    3/16" looks like it's going to be a tight fit. You may want 1/8".

    What's wrong with wood for this application?
     
  7. DarkLogix

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    I'm just not a fan of wood
     
  8. DarkLogix

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    Ok the SWM16 arrived earlier than I thought it would
    the mounting holes aree not 3/16ths (I had bought some SAE #10 screws and they're to big, I've now checked and it needs #8)

    I'll need to replace the battery in my calipers to get good accurate measurments
    any way I'll be drilling the holes in the mounting plate I'm going to use later today (luckily that I have the SMW16 now I can make sure it all lines up
     
  9. Herdfan

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    This is a multiswitch, not a plasma TV. 1/4" bolts are overkill. I mounted mine with #8 x 1.5" screws.
     
  10. DarkLogix

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    Ya I was just looking for the right size and had wrongly guessed 1/4

    now that I have it I know its SAE #8
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    OK, am I the only one who, when he saw this thread's title, immediately thought of something totally unrelated to satellite? (Think "doggy style.") :eek2::eek2:
     
  12. DarkLogix

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    Yes you're the only one.
     
  13. DarkLogix

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    BTW I'll have it mounted ether tonight or tomorrow
    and post pics after its up and running
     
  14. Groundhog45

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    I checked the temp of my SWiM16 using one of those dial indicator thermometers like A/C technicians use. It's about 106 F in an inside closet suspended from the wood rod with lots of airflow around it. Inside temp is about mid 70s. Not burning up but certainly pretty warm.

    DarkLogix good luck on your install.
     
  15. DarkLogix

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    its installed and working
    Heres the picture

    btw the cable plugged into Leg1 is an old crappy one but it'll be a reall pain to replace and is the longest run in the house (and the D* instalers that have been here say they won't replace it as its good enough.)
     

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  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Looks good - dont forget to report its temperature during all seasons during day time (each hour would be OK :)).
     
  17. DarkLogix

    DarkLogix Godfather

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    Sorry but I'm normally at work during the day
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    There is digital thermometer with logging feature - you could use it ;).
     
  19. DarkLogix

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    Provide a link to a logging thermometer with a network link
    sadily I might actually consider it if the cost is reasonable (after all I have a network monitor that monitors the RF stats of my cable modem)

    but it has to be networkable so that I can have a service running to make some real time graphs of the data
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    [From Server Admin to Server Admin ;)] Sensorsoft ST6105C/SSA7001 (little old, but it's still works). Perhaps you can find newest revision...
     

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