New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | February 16, 2013

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

Saturday 16th February 2013 and what a beautiful day, a clear blue sky and at last not cold!  Parking was an issue here, but luckily there was a public car park at the back of my customer’s house and I just played feed the parking meter.  And my customer’s kindly made us pancakes which we have to say were amazing!

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

The roof was a peach lovely to get on to and not slippery at all.  Access to the chimney stack was easy so I lashed the chimney stack and using my heavy duty 13” 5 brick course chimney cradle and then took some signal readings to see which aerial would be needed for my customers who wanted an additional 3 points.

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

The Blake DMX5 w/b aerial was perfect and the signal was excellent, too much in fact I attenuated slightly by 6db. With the aerial up we ran the coax cable down the roof, under the guttering and down the drainpipe and as usual the cable could not be seen. Fortunately the main TV and Sky box was only a foot away from the drainpipe so the cable on show was minimal.

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

We connected our aerial cable to the Sky box and put a fly-lead from the Sky box to the TV and tuned the TV.  Then we ran the up-link cable to the loft taking the same route as the aerial cable again out of sight.  I decided to enter the loft via the gable end and the cable neatly entered the loft where we fitted the distribution amp.

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

I decided to use an Antiference 4way ir loft amp powered by the 9v of the sky box which makes locating the amp extremely easy.  The 1st point was the front bedroom conveniently by the drainpipe where I had run the aerial cable and up-link cable so aging another cable to our 1st point could not be seen.

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

The 2nd point was the rear bedroom and the wall where the point was required was the same gable end we had run the cables to, so carefully drilling into the gable end directly above the bedroom we ran the cable nice and neat, and you had to look up to see the cable perfect!

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

The 3rd point was the large kitchen diner at the rear of the house which was an extension, so we decided to use the gable end again only this time at the rear of the house, down another drainpipe and across the flat roof of the extension.  We used white cable as the extension’s render was painted white, and fortunately the TV was wall mounted so my cable entered the extension quite high and not noticeable.

New aerial installation Southend-On-Sea Essex www.andysaerials.com

After clearing up we neatly boxed all our rubbish and packed away our kit.  Wrote the bill to our happy customers and set off to our next call.

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