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Topic # 13404 8-May-2007 16:50
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Few dumb questions

I want to cut the coax coming from the sky dish and spilt the signal, but i want to cut it and split it from outisde so I dont have coax running in the house, is it safe to do this with a splitter?.

Dumber question, is there any risk of being electrocuted cutting the coax from the dish, if I unplug it from sky box?

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  Reply # 69944 8-May-2007 16:58
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You can split it outside, disconnect the STB first there is only around 13V on the cable but save damaging the STB. You should be aware that it is against Sky's T&C to tamper with their install. Its one thing to disconnect the cable at the STB and put a splitter in place to feed another box, but to cut their cable, hmmmm.

Also how were you going to attach the connectors, do you have an approved Radial crimping tool or PPC linear compresion tool and required  oring F connectors. If you are installing this splitter outside it ideally should be placed under an eve and in a protective cover.

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  Reply # 69946 8-May-2007 17:18
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ta food for thought there, maybe i need a new dish

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  Reply # 69947 8-May-2007 17:23
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You definitely dont need a new dish, the Sky one is perfectly fine, however you just need to ensure that the workmanship you do will not end up stuffing it up and having to call Sky out, because they will bill you to sort it. If you are not farmilar with what is needed then get an installer to do it for you then you should have no difficulties.

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  Reply # 69960 8-May-2007 18:53
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Lol doubt sky want to know let alone help out me install freeview :D

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  Reply # 69961 8-May-2007 19:05
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Check out the FreeView site and find an installer near you, he should be able to do the work without comprimising system integrity.

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