AndMertzen said:Looks ok and I am sure to get flak for this as always, but from a QC / D* spec standpoint :
- No service loops at dish [ exra slack yes but doesn't look neat ]
- No #17 from ODU to ground
- No #10 from ground block to common ground [ not sure what gage that yellow wire is ]
And something I would have done different; mount an elbow piece at the start of the conduit to prevent it from flooding. I suggest plugging that somehow.
Nah actually it's how to be a QC / Tech supervisor. :lol:elwaylite said:Pretty funny you guys get high and mighty for a amateur install. Ill order "how to be an anal installer" next time before I proceed.
It's all good man. Just busting your stones.elwaylite said:Thanks, Ill look at finishing the Dish ground in the next couple a weeks.
It does not really bug me, just funny because I quit using installers due to incompetence and sloppiness (like loose wires and not properly peaked dish's), then you hear guys on here talking about failing QC.
Maybe people get irritated because you are doing it yourself instead of keeping lazy installers employed(not a shot at all installers, just the lazy ones).
Main reason for the post is because I had to ask a lot of questions on the SWM8 and diplexers, hopefully itll point newbies in the right direction and how to not fail QC :haha
Maybe I was a little testy . A lot of what I did not do, was because I did not know to do itRobertE said:It's all good man. Just busting your stones.
Installers take a lot of heat for doing similar things that you did on your install. Only difference is when Joe User posts how the installer didn't weather proof or properly ground, every Tom, Dick & Harry come out of the woodwork like clockwork to bash away. So everything is fair game when pictures are posted. :grin:
Overall, you did a very nice job, better than quite a few I have seen. I take pride in my work and don't hesitate a second to throw co-workers under the bus when they do half-assed work. It only makes more/harder work for me.
Did not want to run the feed that farJuppers said:Why not use the built in OTA input on the SWM8?
Thats a trick I learned awhile back from a guy on here when replacing a Dish 1000.2 (1.75" pole) with a Slimline. 24" 2" pc of exhaust from an autoparts store. Bolt it down and the slimline fits nicely.ironwood said:Whats up with the bolts on the pole? (I didnt find any problems with the install by the way. Besides one crimped connector)
I was about to point that out, but you did it more eloquently. I also mentioned it in his thread on the other forum. :lol:cartrivision said:The only problem I see is that your poll mount looks like it's about 90 degrees out of plumb.
Nope i downloaded his pictures and rotated them. It's no way his pole could be 90 degrees out of plumb and work. I think you never saw a tilt for a ODU on the east coast.cartrivision said:The only problem I see is that your poll mount looks like it's about 90 degrees out of plumb.
I was wondering if they were being sarcastic or something :eek2:Grydlok said:Nope i downloaded his pictures and rotated them. It's no way his pole could be 90 degrees out of plumb and work. I think you never saw a tilt for a ODU on the east coast.