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Old 29-Jun-2014, 2:44 AM   #5
DanM
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Okay, lets break this down a bit...

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I would have to say with anything, use the proper tools.
What tools should I have to properly install an antenna?


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Think about where and how you will install the antenna and how to should run the cable.
What factors go into where you install the antenna and run the cable? I have a hip roof and the chimney is not in a convenient location for the antenna. I think that a ridge will would work best.
What factors go into how to run the cable?

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Consider if those screws you are thinking of drilling through your roof will leak some day and cause expensive damage.
How do you prevent leaks, besides caulking the hell out of the screw heads and possibly under the mount?

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Running the coax along the and on top of the roof edge will collect debris. (Had a Dish guy do that on my house. What an idiot)
What is the best way to run the coax along and on top of the roof edge?

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Make sure to buy and install quality ends on your coax. Cheap parts degrade very quickly.
What types of ends should I buy?
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