I had a dish network sat dish and outside over the air tv antenna mounted t o a tower until a storm blew through recently and blew the tower over. The person that installed the dish installed a coax grounding block near the po int of entrance of the coax into the house. Both the over the air coax as w ell as the sat coax were connected to this block. A ground wire ran from th is block about 12 inches to a power cut off box for my outside ac condenser . (Is this legal/proper?)
Anyway, I never had any problems out of the system. Years ago I had a groun d rod at the tower and had nothing but problems with lightening strikes. Wh en the person grounded it to the ac unit thus connecting it to house ground , I never had a problem.
The sat was re installed near its original location except to the eave of t he house. I have been thinking of installing my new antenna and rotor on my vinyl chimney. Currently the chimney is not used, I don't even have gas lo gs although some day I might.
I guess my question is, can I install this set up on my chimney, running my new coax down the side of the house to a new grounding coax block, then ru nning a ground wire from the coax block into the crawlspace to a junction b ox that is already in the crawlspace? (Thus grounding the coax to the house ground).
Also, I noticed that even before, the installer grounded my coax for both t he tv antenna and the sat dish but the masts for each were not connected to any ground. Should they be?
I appreciate any advice.