How to Pre-Wire a House for Satellite

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The best time to pre-wire a house for satellite is during construction, where the right cables can be fed through walls properly. See how the cables are set up inside a home with helpful information from a certified satellite installer in this free video on satellite TV.

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Hi my name is Bill Barney. I'm with Community Dish in Pahrump, Nevada. I'm an SBCA licensed installer, that's Satellite Broadcast Communications Association and I'd like to help you with your satellite installation. Pre-wiring a house for satellite installation is ideally done during the construction phase of the home. It's usually done by a licensed contractor or an electrician that pre-pulls the wall through the 2 X 4 or stud framing of the home itself. RG6 cable at 60% braid is required. The cable can be solid copper or copper clad but it has to meet certain Dish Network specifications and approval. We definitely recommend that you use a qualified electrician to do your pre-wire but if you're a home builder or you want to build the home yourself the RG6 60% cable must be swept to 3,000 hertz. It must be pulled from the satellite dish to the receiver without any splits or as few interruptions as possible. The wire must be grounded. The installation of the wiring must also have a ground point so that the ground box can be attached and that the satellite dish itself does not accumulate a positive charge during adverse weather.


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