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I may get scolded but I have my SWM 16 exposed to the elements.... Obviously I have all those rubber washer thingies around all the connections and it's kind of under the awning of my house. But it's been that way now for almost 2 years. No problems yet.
 

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When properly installed, with the cables slanted away from the fittings, weather boots, and the proper fittings installed and torqued properly, the SWM splitters, SWM16 and the SWM8 module are designed to be placed outside.
 

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netraa said:
When properly installed, with the cables slanted away from the fittings, weather boots, and the proper fittings installed and torqued properly, the SWM splitters, SWM16 and the SWM8 module are designed to be placed outside.
I know, but I'd still prefer it, and all connections, inside of something (Unless there's the possibility it could overheat).
 

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If it's installed properly you'll be fine with it outside and not in an enclosure. Most of the time it will be mounted about a foot under the eave which is enough protection from the elements. You could definitaly find an enclosure that would work for it but it's overkill.
 

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If it's installed properly you'll be fine with it outside and not in an enclosure. Most of the time it will be mounted about a foot under the eave which is enough protection from the elements. You could definitaly find an enclosure that would work for it but it's overkill.
Actually, the dish won't be installed on the roof, probably be a pole mount, so the SWM will be much closer to the ground.
 

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kevinturcotte said:
I know, but I'd still prefer it, and all connections, inside of something (Unless there's the possibility it could overheat).
Current policies and procedures mandate a specific size drip loop, and service loops in the cable.

Those loops do not fit inside any normally available cable box.

Placing the mentioned devices inside a cable box is an immediate QC fail and can cost the installer at the minimum an un-paid trip back out to your house to re-do it properly, or at most, the pay for the entire job, and a visit to fix it for free.
 

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The other thing that I don't think I saw mentioned here, is that the SWM16 box tends to run pretty hot, to the point where I don't think that cooping it up in a box would be a very good idea.

It is made to survive outdoors, just shield it from direct rain or water drip.

Keith
 

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kevinturcotte said:
I know, but I'd still prefer it, and all connections, inside of something (Unless there's the possibility it could overheat).
If you put it in the box, depneding on the outside ambient, it definitely could overheat. In the summer time, i can't touch mine without severe discomfort or even getting burned.
 
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