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Directv dish made of ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by onan38, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. onan38

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    Hi everyone, What are Directv's dishes,Lmb arm and base made of ? The reason i need to know is i am doing fall cleaning and want to take my 2 old dishes to the recycling center. Will they even take them ?
     
  2. curt8403

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    aluminum...
    yes
     
  3. Neil Derryberry

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    I think they're steel..
     
  4. davring

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    Stamped steel, not hardly worth the effort, if you have weekly Recycle pick up, put it out your cans, bottles and plastics.
     
  5. ejjames

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    FYI...my old 3lnb dish was plastic and snow stuck to it like glue. I never had a problem with my old steel sony dish, nor do I have snow problems with the new dish.
     
  6. gfrang

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    You can check it with a magnet if it sticks it is most likely steel, if it doesn't stick aluminum.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    unobtainium, or possibly adamantium. :lol:

    Seriously I think they're aluminum.
     
  8. seltech

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    Dalekanium :lol:

    where's my Doctor Who addicts?

    .. considering the weight, I'd have to say the reflector is at least aluminum where the other parts might be steel or some other metal.
     
  9. BattleZone

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    The vast majority of the dishes are stamped steel with a powder-coat finish. The Phase II dish and the Andrew international dish were metal-impregnated fiber glass.
     
  10. Ken S

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    transparent aluminum?
     

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