How to Tips For Installing Your Own Satellite TV System

Dec 28 15:34 2007 David Johnson Print This Article

All of the leading satellite TV programming service providers have great introductory offers that basically supply everything that you need to get started watching satellite TV programming, including installation of the entire satellite system. When you receive your free satellite system, it is yours to keep and that also means that you have to take it with you when you if you relocate to a new residence.

You then have two choices with regards to installing it and that is to pay to have the work done or do it yourself which many people choose to do. The first step to installing a satellite system is to make a list of everything that you will need and go out and get it and that includes the hardware for mounting the dish on your new residence. If you are going to be going up on your roof then be very careful and if it is at all icy you may want to consider waiting out the winter and temporarily mounting the dish on a tripod.This is because icy roofs are very slippery and even a fall from as little as three feet can cripple you for life. Locate a nice place that has a clear shot of the southern sky that you can access and mount the dish. Prior to doing the actual work of mounting the dish you must first go into your atttic or under your home and make sure that you can run the cable to the dish after it has been mounted.Assuming that this is so,Guest Posting you can then attach the dish with solid lag screws that are securely screwed into the framing wood that is inside of the wall if it is to be mounted on an outside wall. If you take a little time to drive around and look at other peoples satellite dishes you will see that the best place to mount one is on a gable rafter on a gable wall of a home, because they are usually 2/8 lumber which is very sturdy. To run the cable you must get into the attic or under your home and for this job you will need a “swosh stick” and a can of wasp spray if there are wasps or spider webs that you have to deal with. If you go into the attic, you may want to wait for nightfall in the summertime, because an attic can be blazing hot in the summer. Don't step through the ceiling of your home when you are in the attic, because it will create a major repair job that will negate any savings that you thought you would have by doing the job yourself.When you run the cables, make sure that you strip all the ends correctly and make solid connections at the couplers or you will have to track the bad connection down after you are done which is a frustrating job to do. Carefully tack all the loose cable to the base of walls as you go and remember to take your time and do a nice job.

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