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Got my dish moved today and the installer didn't ground the dish itself, the coax cables were grounded properly. I called D* and they say the dish doesn't need to be grounded. Any comments?
 

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Yes, the dish is supposed to be grounded along with the coax. I suggest you go to our sister forum "dbstalk.com" and then ask your question in the directv installation forum. Lots of knowledgeable installers hang in this particular forum...
 

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I know the dish has to be grounded. When I came home from work and found the dish not grounded I immediately called D*, Their tech support people are clueless. They are coming back out Wednesday.
 

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Can someone tell me the correct way to ground a 5 LMB slim line dish? I don't see any grounding lugs on it.
 

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Originally Posted by steeler /forum/post/15536231


Got my dish moved today and the installer didn't ground the dish itself, the coax cables were grounded properly. I called D* and they say the dish doesn't need to be grounded. Any comments?

Call your local building inspector. They will make sure its cleared up real quick.
 

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D* came out today and grounded the dish to the other lug on the 4 way grounding block. The opposite lug has a wire going to the ground rod which is bonded to the house ground.


Interesting thing...... he said that the dish didn't need to be grounded because it is pole mounted into the earth and the pole acts as the ground. Hmmm.
 

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D* came out today and grounded the dish to the other lug on the 4 way grounding block. The opposite lug has a wire going to the ground rod which is bonded to the house ground.

Your experience is common, and not limited to D*. We live in a 240-unit townhouse community where many residents' dishes are near ground level, so one can see them fairly close up. I've looked at dozens, and not one of them is grounded at all. A good number of these dishes are located near the garage doors, a few feet away from the electric meters next to each one -- and associated house ground directly below (the breaker panels being right behind the meters). This in an area that's second only to Florida for thunderstorm frequency and severity!

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Call your local building inspector. They will make sure its cleared up real quick.

Yes, suggesting that requiring an electrical permit beforehand, complete with post-installation inspection and signoff before the DBS system may be activated, would be the only way to ensure code compliance.
 

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Your experience is common, and not limited to D*.

100% agree. I use to have a job where I could get in and around many homes. I would check out their sat setups and saw a lot of shotty work.
 
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