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Can you share a dish between 2 houses?

  • 12-07-2022 8:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 9,516 ✭✭✭

    Hey all,

    My dish is broken, I think it's the lnb. I'll fix eventually, but was wondering if it's safe to connect my cables to my next door neighbour's dish? It's my father in law, so no issues in that sense, and the dish is about 2 feet from mine. I was just wondering if there's any technical risk in doing so?



  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭munsterfan2

    Does the dish have free connections to the LNB ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭Windowsnut

    One dish can feed an entire apartment complex.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,854 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    If parties consent should be okay but will cable reach or needs extending.

    Sometimes you may have to cut cables as connections seize onto lnbs so be warned.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,516 ✭✭✭dulpit

    Cables should reach, there is free lnb connections and as I said, it's my father in law. Job for the next dry day so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,854 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    Hopefully he is looking at what you are looking for.

    Forgot to ask does he use Sky Q service which use a different lnb.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭Ger Roe

    With the appropriate electrical isolation and distribution equipment. There are safety issues to be considered - not recommended to share a dish between two separate fuse board fed installations.

    The electrical safety debate .... starts here .......

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭KildareP

    Either through a grounded or earthed multi-switch or, more commonly, fibre which is not conductive anyway.

    It's not best practise to connect two properties, fed from separate mains supplies, directly to the same dish - the risk, albeit small, is still there and the chances are if a fault occurs on the system then it will find you before you find it....

  • Registered Users Posts: 624 ✭✭✭JaCrispy