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Old 2010-03-20, 01:43 PM
Mark & Lynda Mark & Lynda is offline
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Greg has the idea. I don't want cables from the dish running down the side of my house to get to the basement, I rather they go to the attic and then in the conduit to the basement. This is one of the reasons that I paid for the conduits.
I can understand what you're trying to do but unless you plan to mount the dish so high close to the soffit, you're still going to have cable running up the wall. Most dishes are installed approx 1/4 to 1/2 way up the side of the house so the cable doesn't really travel that far...and if it's the back or side of the house it's rarely looked at.

I guess in your case you won't have unsightly cable running up or down the wall, but you will have a dish that is mounted obscenely high close to the roof. My opinion.
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Old 2010-03-20, 07:38 PM
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I can understand what you're trying to do but unless you plan to mount the dish so high close to the soffit, you're still going to have cable running up the wall. Most dishes are installed approx 1/4 to 1/2 way up the side of the house so the cable doesn't really travel that far...and if it's the back or side of the house it's rarely looked at.

I guess in your case you won't have unsightly cable running up or down the wall, but you will have a dish that is mounted obscenely high close to the roof. My opinion.
Hi Mark & Lynda.

You are right, my dish will have to go very close to the roof. Running 4, potentially 5 (I am contemplating whether or not to install a UHF antenna for over the air HD TV) RG6 cables on the side of the house is indeed unsightly but I am more worried about the holes the installers will have to drill through the brick or the foundation to fit 4 - 5 cables.

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Old 2010-03-22, 10:53 AM
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Can you cover the cables running partway down the outside with a pipe or piece of gutter pipe or something?
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