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DirecTV dish lands on wrong Albany roof

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mobouser, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. shadough

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    Lots of customers WANT a dish but do NOT want to SEE it. Installing it on the back side of the roof just a few feet below the crest makes it harder to see from the ground. I too had no choice but to put mine on my roof as I'm in a townhouse and the birds are facing my house (so backyard is out, not enough room to clear the building) Front yard wont work either as theres another unit directcly accross from me, maybe 15 feet away. plus i dont have a front yard really (its sort of a court yard), just a small tree an bush. Having said all that, I prefer to install dishes ANYWHERE but on a roof :)
     
  2. joshjr

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    I was curious how the installer got it up there without that guy even noticing. I mean was it during the day and he wasnt home and he just never noticed when driving home or mowing the yard?
     
  3. johns70

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    I never had a problem understanding that when a dish and baseplate (foot) are removed and the holes left in the roof are not properly sealed it can cause a leak. :nono2:

    Apparently you didn't understand that I said -
    Why do people think a dish installed on a roof is going to cause a roof leak I will never Understand.... :nono2:

    I said INSTALLED not removed by an idiot that doesn't know how to properly seal a roof.
     
  4. wilsonc

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    Because they can be safely installed there with no roof leak issues....
     
  5. raoul5788

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    Generally speaking, yes, but not all roof types can have a dish installed easily on them. Slate, tile, metal roofs are not the best for a dish.
     
  6. kokishin

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    Directv could have gotten some favorable publicity and turned it into a win-win if they had offered him a super deal and got him to sign up. Instead, their dopey customer service came shining though as usual.
     
  7. Lee L

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    Oh yeah, I have that one beat... ;) :D


    Actually, I do. A few years back, there was a heavily wooded tract of lightly developed land of maybe 20-25 arcres in an otherwise heavily developed part of Raleigh. The tract was actually a couple of different parcels with houses that were probably 40-50 years old.

    One of the landowners no longer lived in their house and it was in disrepair. They were going to sell the land for redevelopment at some point anyway, so they decided to just demolish the house to make that easier and have less upkeep.

    Only problem is that someone at the demo company wrote the address of the house down incorrectly and started demolishing the wrong house with a track loader. They were about halfway done when the guy came to check the progress of the demo. He could not see the guys, but he heard them next door, tearign down a house that was still full of the other owners furnishings. :eek: Luckily, no one was home a tthe time, though I suppose they might have stopped it altogether if they were.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    You win. :D
     

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