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Information You Will Need to Know When Installing a Satellite TV System


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Once you sign an extended service agreement with a satellite TV service provider then you are responsible for moving your satellite TV system if you move to a new residence. You will get free installation when the system is originally installed but it is a one time deal and you have to pay to have it done if it has to be done again. If you are going to do the job yourself you want to make sure that it is done right the first time, so there are a few things that you should know.

When you are making any cable connections, make sure that you have the right sized connectors and that you strip and connect the cable ends correctly or you will be pulling your hair out chasing down problems when you are through with the installation job. Make sure that you install the dish correctly and one thing that you might think of doing is to go out and look at other dishes on homes and businesses, so you can get an idea how it is done.

Make sure that you have a clear shot at the southern sky and that is is solidly attached by drilling and lag bolting it to framing members inside of the walls of your new home. Use new hardware and make sure that the job is solid when it is done. However; before you do the actual dish installation you will want to make sure that you can run the cable to it through the attic or on the outside of the building. It is always best if you can access the dish from in the attic, so do your best to find a place that you can do it from.

Next you will need to run your cable and there are a few things that you will want to bear in mind when you do this. You want to do a clean job that looks and works best, so find the most direct routs that use the least amount of cable. Again; make sure that all of your connections are perfect and that you have the right connectors. There are a few things that you should know if you are going to work in your attic and the first thing that you should be aware of is that they can be blazing hot in the daytime, so you might consider working in it at night.

They are also full of cobwebs and can have wasp nests so take a “swoosh stick" for the cobwebs and get a can of wasp spray if there are wasps. What ever you do, don't fall through the ceiling! It is easy to do and happens in an instant. If you want to fish any cable down through any wall cavities drill a big hole in the top plate of the wall in the attic and then drop a string with a weight on it down that is attached to the cable. It is far easier to fish with a string then with a cable. Use the same technique when passing any cable through walls inside of the home. Drill a discreet hole and then use a long metal rod with a string tied to it. After you are done use a compass to make the final adjustment on the dish.

Written by Patrick Sinclair. Find the latest information on direct tv promotion as well as dish network promotion


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