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How do most people roof mount their OTA antennas?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by pdawg17, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. pdawg17

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    Before my house remodel I used a vent pipe bracket for my Channelmaster 4228 on my one-story home...seemed to work fine (no major storms tend to occur here)...once my house is done it'll have a second story...on paper this is very exciting as my OTA reception should improve some by having it up higher...problem is it doesn't look like it'll be as easy to find a well-placed vent pipe to attach it to (let alone climbing up onto the top of a two-story house :girlscrea

    So is a tripod with adjustable legs the way to go? Or something else? I guess with a tripod I would screw it into the roof on one side (on a sideslope)? There is the WAF of course so on the top point of the roof near the front of the house would not be an option ;)
     
  2. Drew2k

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    How about a chimney? That's an option, although I don't know if there are housing/safety codes that would prohibit it in your area ...
     
  3. Grentz

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    Do you have a nice open attic at all?

    Ours is mounted inside our attic which works quite well.
     
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    Sorry guys...0 for 2...no chimney due to having a gas fireplace...and very limited attic due to using trusses for the roof framing...
     
  5. Grentz

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    We actually have trusses as well, put up a large antenna and sorta built it around the trusses and bent it a bit in some places.

    But if it wont work it wont work ;)
     
  6. pdawg17

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    Hmmm...I'll have to look a little closer at how much space is there...I don't know what antenna you have either...the CM4228 takes up a decent amount of space...
     
  7. K4SMX

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    You could try a pair of these antenna mast wall mount clamps up near the peak of the roof line. I've seen these at Lowe's as well. All you need is a 5' or 10' mast section for the CM4228.
     
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    A antenna/dish installation specialist installed a channel master 4228 for me on my roof. He used a satellite dish style mounting bracket/pipe with the pipe plumb and simply attached the dish to that. The base is simply screwed directly to the roofing. works great.
     
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    This is what I used
     
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  12. Grentz

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    My antenna is like this actually:
    http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=ANC3016

    (not that exact model, but similar).

    With the CM4228, if you can get it the right direction, you could run it with the trusses and maybe be in luck.
     

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