08-13-2018 9:27 AM
I know I didn't have this burn mark on the siding of my house previously. We've had Direct Tv for about 2 years, it works fine, but I noticed this burn mark by the receiver yesterday. Anyone else have a similar experience, I haven't called in about it yet, but am curious. I have a picture to upload, I'll add that soon
08-13-2018 9:44 AM
i would love to see this picture. i'm assuming you maybe have had a small surge lately. not enough to blow fuses or fry the input but enough to scorch some siding.
the ground wire might not be making proper ground either.
- edited 08-13-2018 10:37 AM
08-13-2018 10:44 AM
That is some decent burn. did you remove the connection block that was there?
08-13-2018 11:16 AM
To my knowledge, nothing has been changed from the original install. No one has been up there and done any work that I've authorized.
08-13-2018 11:21 AM
Ok, from the image it looks like a square shape. with the scorch being around the outside leaving the middle clearer. looked like you had something there originally.
08-13-2018 11:24 AM
08-13-2018 1:11 PM
thats a big burn for a low voltage system
i would start by checking the inside of the attic space to see i its something inside
08-13-2018 1:35 PM
I don't see any conduit or wiring going anywhere near your "scorch". Are you sure it's not mildew or something of that nature?
08-13-2018 1:41 PM
That's why i asked if something has been removed as it looks like maybe a switch was there but has since been removed.
08-13-2018 5:27 PM
I don't think that mark has anything to do with your DirecTV dish or cables. Too far away. And the dish voltages are too low to cause something like that.
- edited 08-13-2018 6:08 PM
Plus it looks like the coax is going down with the downspout.
There should be a grounding block near the power panel.
08-17-2018 7:07 AM
could be something behind the siding possibly inside the attic that arc'd. still nothing DTV related