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Cover, Heater, Rain X ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Fuch, Sep 25, 2005.

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  1. Fuch

    Fuch Cool Member

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    I have a problem in the winter I usually have to get on the roof three or four times to get light snow or ice of my dish. What is my easiest solution.

    Thanks Dennis
     
  2. n8dagr8

    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Someone mentioned WD-40 but since we see snow in the south once ever decade I couldn't really tell you. Search WD-40 and see what you get.
     
  3. in0cul4t1on

    in0cul4t1on New Member

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    Assuming you have a Dish 500 you could get a heater for the dish pretty easily. A quick search on google turned up a few results ranging in the price of 50-110$. Rain X is not going to do much since the material is so coarse. And the covers in my opinion don't do anything more than keep the lnb from fading in color. If you are thinking about getting a heater, some of the pricing can get upwards of a 100$ which at the point would make sense just to get the dish mounted closer to the ground (If possible do to Line of Site). I think dish/directv can do reinstall for around 99$. Or you could always head to a local retailer.

    Search cirteria I used in google was
    20" SATELLITE DISH HEATER
     
  4. Robert Headley

    Robert Headley AllStar

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    I have been told spraying Pam cooking spray on your dish will keep it from accumulating snow.
     
  5. NVBlue

    NVBlue Legend

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    I tried a dish cover and had awful results with snow build up. Pam and WD40 attract dirt. If you were to try a spray I would try silicone. But my solution is a black garbage (bin) bag - Hefty is my preferred type. I've used it for several years and it works the best for me. When I start to lose picture all I do is shake the snow off the garbage bag. I live in the Sierras and get 4 to 6 feet (yes - feet!) of snow with each storm. The garbage bag does NOT interfere with the D* dish reception.
     
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