Please review my plan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - SWMLine Discussion (private)' started by gmmorrell, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. SAlBO

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    I agree about the quad shielding even though that is all I used. When I was picking up my 500 foot roll at Home Depot it was the same price as regular RG6 so I took the bait. It isnt necessary except if you are running close to electric lines or transformers and things that might cause interference. For the same price I figured I was doing ok.....
     
  2. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I had some RG6Q that I used for a legacy TiVo run (not used in this SWMLine situation). The only thing I'd say against quad shield is if you're making your own cables and don't have a "good quality" stripper. I had a hard time making good strips and compressions, cuz I had a cheap kit (Ideal).
     
  3. SAlBO

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    That is true. I have a good stripper and compression tool and the stripper works flawlessly but the quad seems to have a tad larger OD which makes it tough on the hands to get the compression fitting on the coax correctly. I think they make a hand held wrench type tool to help get the coax in the connector. I need to see if I can find one. I should help alot.
     
  4. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Yeah - and even the compression fittings made just "for" RG6Q are hard to get on.
     
  5. houskamp

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    Wuss :p
     
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I don't think I read your entire message correctly.... :D
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    That is so adult-like of you! :D
     
  8. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    *slap* :grin:

     
  9. gmmorrell

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    Thanks to everyone who helped. My install went very well and I have outstanding signal strength.

    The final install looks like this:
    dish --> 75 feet solid copper --> ideal splitter 85-332 -->

    --> power passing port --> 25 feet solid copper --> PI --> 10 feet copper clad steel --> ideal splitter 85-334 --> wires inside walls.

    --> non-power port --> 25 feet copper clad steel --> connected to wire inside walls

    Thanks again.
     
  10. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Awesome news :)
     
  11. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Dude, that is awesome! Now it is time to enjoy your setup with a pizza and beer. ;)
     
  12. gmmorrell

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    Well..in truth there is one glitch in the system.

    See this:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=125359

    The 85-332 splitter is breaking the system. I replaced it for now with a simple brass connector. This means one room does not get a feed until I figure out the problem with the splitter.
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Here we go again, [see my posting there]. :)
     
  14. bakers12

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    Gotta agree with VOS again. The Ideal splitters are unrealiable for what we're doing. The Skywalkers that VOS likes are diode-steered which will let you put the power inserter on any leg you want without making a change at the splitter.

    I chose this splitter for it's specs and just because I like one-port power passing.
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You'd think I had stock in Skywalker [note to self see about buying some :lol: ].
    The ideal splitters do work in some cases, but "I think" all of the problems posted so far have been with Ideal splitters, and any other splitter used has worked as well as Skywalkers.
     

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