Client Install Standards
This is a list of best practices for client receiver installation. This is not an exhaustive list and may not be the best practice for your area. Any unique environmental or climate considerations are listed as such.
This is a work in progress, feel free to clean it up and add more.
- Customer must sign off on the liability of us drilling through walls and mounting our equipment.
- Leave 4' of wire coiled at the receiver mounting location or nearby. And an extra foot inside.
- If possible, install receiver at a location where it can be aimed at more than one tower if possible. (often we can see more than one site and with a little farther run the client could be re-aimed if required)
- Minimum of four lags in a J-Arm mount (people get lazy and only put two in them because, hey, were not shooting into space!...)
- Drip loop and if in a rain and lightning prone area install a ethernet surge protector on the exterior of the install to prevent water intrusion and help with lightning protection. (we're high desert)
- If possible secure the ethernet cable going to the POE and mount the POE injector to prevent them from being pulled and causing power and connectivity issues. (run through the wall and into the living room and a kid yanks on the cable etc. (this could probably be better written) (we use the airGateway LR so we attempt to wall mount them where we can)
- I need to come up with a section on where we are allowed to install our equipment and how high / accessible the equipment is. As well as a section on exactly how we do roof mounted installs. (not all companies are comfortable punching holes in the roof) I installed someone where we are unable to access the receiver when there is snow on the ground... we have snow on the ground from November to March...