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Re: wiring a house for CATV

Posted By: Don
Monday, 29 March 1999, at 6:49 a.m.

In Response To: wiring a house for CATV (Larry)

I would be surprised if the local cable company wouldn't do the exterior grounding and box installation for free. All you would need to do is provide a bare wire sticking out of the house at the point that they would like to enter. If not, they will know what you need to provide to prevent your guessing and installing more than you need to. The phone call is free. (You might have to make more than one to get a straight answer.. but it's still free...) And if they provide the exterior box, grounding rod, grounding connections and whatnot, your ahead of the game. You don't need to provide for grounding within the house. That is taken care of normally at the point of entry.

IF you intend to use a DISH you would want to run grounded cable on the interior to the place the reciever is located, but it isn't a requirement.

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