Grounding a satellite dish

Old 03-19-04, 01:44 PM
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Grounding a satellite dish

I had a DirecTV dish installed on my roof a couple weeks ago, and I just noticed the installer didn't follow any of the grounding instructions in the manual that came with it. I understand that it's code to ground any outdoor coaxial cable to a grounding block as close to the point of entry as possible. The manual also recommends a ground wire be attached to the dish itself, as well.
So far, the installer hasn't returned any of my calls. If I can't get them to fix it before lightening season, I plan to do it myself. The grounding block for the coaxial cable seems pretty straightforward, but attaching a ground wire to the dish itself will require climbing up onto the roof, and I'm a little afraid of heights. How important is grounding the dish separately, if the coaxial cable (which is plugged into the dish) is grounded? What kind of wire would I need to do this?

Thanks as always!
Old 03-19-04, 03:48 PM
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