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    Installer to fish from attic to basement - 2 Story house

    The outside walls usually do... good place to start... Any good electrician will install 2" pvc pipes from the basement to the attic during the rough in...
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    Installer to fish from attic to basement - 2 Story house

    okay... that's a better explanation... :>
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    Installer to fish from attic to basement - 2 Story house

    I don't work in to many one story ranch houses, usually two story colonials but here goes... So your telling me you send a drill bit down an 8 ft. wall from an attic with a 8 pitch into the 2nd floor bottom plate then continue thru the 1st. floor top plate, (all doing this blind I might add...
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    Can you output to 2 tvs? (with a DVR)

    why on earth would they do that when they can charge you 5 dollars a month for another dvr unit???? I beleive the DISH network has a receiver that comes with two remotes one IR and one RF, I just don't know if it has dual outputs or not...
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    Installer to fish from attic to basement - 2 Story house

    Your house is an exception, today everything is firecaulked and no more balloon framing...
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    Installer to fish from attic to basement - 2 Story house

    Hey were Electricians not Magicians... If nobody installed PVC pipes from the basement to the attic you might as well forget about snaking wires, Most houses have fireblocks installed....
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    Another Grounding Question

    Yeah no joke there... You should hear the advice they give out, more than once I've gone up to someone after they talked to an HD employee and told them how to do the job safely and to code...unbelievable!!!!!
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    Another Grounding Question

    Sometimes I feel like I'm at Home Depot with the advice I read about...
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    DirecTV Touts HD Ambitions

    I don't think you guys get it yet, there are only a handfull of people with HD televisions... if you wanna bitch about HD lite yell at your neighbors to buy a HD television, supply and demand go a long way... it's like trying to sell DVD's to people who own VCR's... not going to make much money...
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    Another Grounding Question

    In the NEC, it requires the antenna to be grounded , could not find an exception to the antenna being installed indoors, If it were mine I would bond it to the dish if its close enough.... i'm sure someone will tell you to call your local inspector to see what your town requires....
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    Grounding question

    wow... now i've heard everything...
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    Grounding question

    Just wondering, why is the dish so far away...? I didn't think I would run rg6 that far... but hey if it works...
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    Grounding question

    Where do you get Bare copper from? and every 20 ft? You saying you want a ground rod every 20 ft?
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    DirecTivo HR10-250 Blowout!

    I received the following.... Free HD DVR Free R-15 DVR 4 months HD Programming (Should be free anyway for what they offer) 6 months Showtime Free Install
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    how good is the HR15?

    As posted above I use the r15 in the bedroom and only record in High Def, I did replace my tivo dvr40 with the r15, but only to check out Yes Network Interactive features, I would strongly recommend looking for Tivo unit only.... but just my two cents.... and if you never used Tivo, even better...
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    2006 US Open Interactive Coverage on DirecTV

    The R15 is InterActive.. pretty neat features actually... I upgraded my tivo unit for the R15 just to check out the YES network... it supports it also....
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    what deg?

    Ota I live in Litchfield, CT and I use a OTA and with good luck too, I receive all my locals in HD and only have to rotate it for ABC. I am very happy with the results... since D* only offers two HD networks at the moment...
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    Big Install on Friday, Any Advice?

    They should give you a deal on the $5 dollar mirror fee,
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    Big Install on Friday, Any Advice?

    You only need a phone line to activate the DVR after that its all set.... The phone line is only needed for Pay for View channels...
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    Using a DVD Player with DIRECTV

    Your DVD player needs to be hooked up to another INPUT, on the TV itself or your stereo receiver, as you can only view one input at a time.... then select the correct input either on the TV or stereo receiver however you hooked the dvd player up...
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