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Chapter 3 - Connecting and Waterproofing the Coax Cables

 
 

Once the coax cables have been connected, you'll need to waterproof the exterior connectors. Many installers wait until the end of the installation to perform this step, just in case one of the cables is shorting.

Rubber tape is used to seal all connectors. To prevent he rubber tape from breaking down in the sun, Electrical tape is used to wrap around it as a second sheathe.

 

The snap on Connectors come with an o-ring nut that is used to help seal the connection.
First, screw on an o-ring nut as far as it will go onto the LNB receiver. Make sure that the o-ring is facing out, away from the LNB itself.
Next, screw on one of the coax cables.
Carefully tighten this connection, but do not over-tighten or you could damage the LNB.
Now, carefully tighten the O-ring nut against the coax connector to make a good, waterproof seal. Do not over-tighten this nut.
When you are ready to waterproof, cut off about 10" of rubber tape and peel off the white plastic backing.
Stretching the rubber tape, wrap it over any and all exposed metal of the connector. Pull it tight for an excellent waterproof seal.
Cover the entire connection - including a portion of the coax cable with the rubber tape.
Use electrical tape to cover the rubber tape.
Repeat this process for the transmit cable.
Warning: DO NOT USE DiElectric grease inside these fittings, for any reason.



 

 

 
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