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DTV Slimline Mount

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tebbens, May 12, 2007.

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  1. Tebbens

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    Could someone post the exact OD size of the Slimline dish mount ?
    I think its aprox 2" ??
     
  2. davring

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    The OD of the pipe is exactly 2"
     
  3. SledDog

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    Just had a slimline installed today. I had a 2" pole mounted to the house. The installer told me the mounting pipe needs to be 2.5 I find that strange. He fabbed a sleeve with a galvanized pole and installed it over the pole mounted to the house.

    It could be the mounting pole was 1 and 7/8th. Either way the gal. sleeve was not did not have a 1/4 thick wall. So ya I'd say the mount needs to be 2 inches. My dish is up and running. the guy did a great job. I guess he could told me, sorry, the pole is not the correct diameter and I have to mount it the roof. I just had a new roof put on and did not want anything drilled into it.
     
  4. davring

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    Just to confirm I just took my digital mic to it, 2.0045" OD (2" in my book)
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    To add: the older mast/pipe was 1 5/8" & the new one needs to be 2" [both are outside diameters].
     
  6. FunkyMonk93

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    Can someone tell me what the total height of the pipe is? Trying to figure out if I could use the slimline wall mount with the pipe extended over the roof. See attached picasso....

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  7. veryoldschool

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    24" [for the red part]
     
  8. FunkyMonk93

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    Awesome. Thanks for the quick response.

    If 24" is not going to be long enough to get up and over the eave, does anyone know if there is a longer mast available from D* or do I need to find one on my own? And, if I find one on my own, will the D* installer use it, or say "no way" to it?
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    If it's not long enough, you'll need to go to a muffler shop and either have them make an extension or bend up a longer mast. [If you take a mast to the shop they can make a slip fit pipe to go over it with little problem].
     
  10. sack9

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    Try Using the new S-mount on the corner of the house
     
  11. FunkyMonk93

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    I'd love to but can't. I've got a palm tree by the corner of the house that would obstruct my view. As it is, I am moving the dish when (upgrading from 3 to 5 LNB) from an area where the better half decided to plant bougainvillea's that I have to cut back every 3 months. Putting the dish on the roof will ensure that I will not ever have to cut back anything again!
     
  12. CobraGuy

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    That is exactly what I did. I had a muffler shop bend me up a piece of 2" tubing to exactly fit my needs. It was dirt cheap and works perfectly. The only thing you will need to do is notch the end that goes to the bracket (so the pipe will pivot...look at the factory arm and you'll see what I mean) and drill the holes for the mount to bolt to...and the spacer inside the pipe will align with. Not hard at all with basic skills and tools. Paint the pipe and your good to go.

    Oh yes...one more thing. Use a couple of monopoles for support!! Very important. Especially with a longer arm.
     
  13. FunkyMonk93

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    Thanks Cobra. Do you happen to have any digital photos of your installation???
     
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