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04-23-2007 12:36 PM #1
Putting Sat feed Wires Through a Roof
I'm puttin a D* 5lnb on my steep shingle roof, nowhere near a soffit.
I wonder what is the best way to run the RG6's through a hole in the roof.
(Besides just tarrin' the heck out of a slot)
Maybe something like a electrical service entrance weatherhead? or sewer vent with gooseneck?
04-23-2007 02:06 PM #2
The best method is using an electrical conduit, flashing, and weather head as you stated.
Sometimes you can slide a coax underneath and existing flashing on the down slop side. At the ridge cap, you may have a vent. With help, you can sometimes fish a coax through a small hole in this vent.
Is this a wood shake roof? If Yes, you need to reconsider your dish location. Unless you are planning to run a mast through the roof, you cannot attach a dish to a wood shake roof. Well you can, but it not a smart idea. The mast can become loose as the wood shakes compress over time. It is also VERY hard to seal and secure properly.
04-23-2007 09:04 PM #3
This is a diagram we use for canopy mounted dishes to get the wire to roof level. I have also used this with a flange on flat roofs with success.
04-23-2007 09:07 PM #4
Here is the detail box.
04-23-2007 11:05 PM #5
Those will not work well on a steep pitched roof.
04-24-2007 05:45 AM #6SatelliteGuys Newbie
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Roof is Asphalt Shingles, about 45 degree pitch, no ridge vent.
I think i'll duplicate what the plumber used for a 1.5 inch vent pipe (std flashing),
but use grey pipe with a sweeping el like in Tates dwg.
To make my job tougher, I can't get to the underside of the roof, all the suuport of the pipe has to be from the top. I'll use a flange under the flashing.