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|2017-04-21 11:44 AM|
This book might be useful for many here:
Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur
It may be available from Amateur Radio stores, as well as mail order.
|2017-04-15 12:33 PM|
|ExDilbert||This ground appears to meet code for grounding incoming lines. However, it can create a ground loop. It's better to use a grounding block inside the house and connect it to the house system ground. It's OK to have more than one ground on the incoming line. It may even be preferable if the street services are overhead.|
|2017-04-14 10:31 PM|
|2017-04-14 05:25 PM|
Actually the third and most experienced guy changed it to this, is this the house ground from the meter that goes into the ground? Is there a copper pipe inside of this that is the actual ground? If so, then what is the ground wire coming out of my panel that I believe runs to my water pipe to where it comes in the house? Do I have two grounds? Correct me if I am wrong but if the meter is not the actual ground then I need them to come back yet again with even a more experienced guy to run the ground straight from my grounding block to the ground wire from my panel.....just like ExDilbert said I just wonder why three of them, plus friends I have talked to, seem to think that connecting to the meter like this is an actual ground.
|2017-04-14 02:14 PM|
|2017-04-14 02:05 PM|
|skifan||Completely unacceptable.....bare copper wire, galvanized clamp on painted pipe. Yikes!! Very sloppy and totally unprofessional.|
|2017-04-14 12:01 PM|
I have time to check this out now, does this look properly grounded to anyone?
|2017-04-08 11:51 AM|
|2017-04-08 11:45 AM|
Running the coax through the power bar is not necessarily a bad idea. It depends on what type of surge suppression components, if any, are used. A good quality power bar, such as this one made by Tripp Lite, it should have little impact. Note the 2.2GHz rating on the coax section. Cheap surge suppressors may have components that block some signals or are ineffective.
A cheaper option would be to obtain a three prong plug and grounding block and then connect a wire from the grounding block to the ground on the receptacle. This must be done with care since an incorrect connection could cause serious injury or damage A/V components.
|2017-04-07 07:10 PM|
|taylormade||Third guy came and ran a ground from the coax splitter to ground from electrical panel (should he have run from the grounding block??) and 90% of the buzz was gone, he said that there must be an issue with the house ground so I hooked back up through the power conditioner until I can get that looked at. He also stuck the ground from the splitter into an electrical socket and 90% of the buzz was gone, he said that there is an outlet plug I could purchase that has a way to run the ground wire to it but I can't find anything like it for sale anywhere. After he left I turned on my transducer in my chair and can hear a buzz, I did not turn this on previously so I would say my problem never completely went away after hooking though the conditioner.|
|2017-04-05 11:52 AM|
|taylormade||Ok, talked to a level two tech, he is sending someone more knowledgeable out tomorrow.|
|2017-04-05 11:01 AM|
|ExDilbert||The RG6 needs to go through a grounding block near where it enters the house. The grounding block needs to be connected to the same ground as the electrical panel. The electrical ground could be a cold water pipe or a buried grounding device. Use #10 solid wire. The panel grounding wire is usually a large bare copper or green insulated stranded conductor. The #10 wire can be clamped to the grounding conductor with an approved clamp or terminated at the same location. Do not cut the large grounding wire.|
|2017-04-05 09:29 AM|
|taylormade||Doh!, thanks and I will continue to find out what is going on.|
|2017-04-05 12:58 AM|
Originally Posted by taylormade View Post
Some of these items (conditioners, UPS, etc) can interfere with the cable signal - especially the return signal required for Cogeco monitoring, for On-demand, SDV channels if applicable, firmware downloads, etc.
Most service providers and most audio/video-philes will advise you not to go "through" such a device with RF-coax.
|2017-04-05 12:25 AM|
Back at ya.
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