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Need D* dish moved...where to put it..??? Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by DrummerBoy523, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Blaze

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    Can you Guarantee the work of the installer?

    You can't nor can i.

    That's why i said never install any dish on a roof.
     
  2. Drucifer

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    There should be a sheet of plywood and framing under that siding. I always prefer wood to brick. Also the feed can go directly into your home. Would that be your attic or a room?
     
  3. joe diamond

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    The sheathing (plywood) will be particle board and not strong enough for mounting the dish with lag screws. Perhaps molly bolts would work. But there is still the issue of crushing the siding and permanently damaging it. You can, with a tool for the purpose, take off a piece of siding to find the studs. Or try with a stud finder and locate a spot to lag into some solid wood. But the practice will damage the siding.

    The expected wiring plan calls for running the cable from the dish to a ground block. There the ground wire that is moulded to the cable is attached to the ground block. The other end is attached to the dish frame. Interior cable runs are connected to the other side of the grounded block or multiswitch.

    Joe
     
  4. DrummerBoy523

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    I'm going to pursue the brick side of the house in lieu of the roof or vinyl. It will be a long cable run to the grounding block & multi switch which are on the other side of the house where the dish currently is located and the entry point to the house is.

    I might try to trim a few more branches to see, but I doubt that I'm going to get the signals on the 103 back up in the 90s like they used to be.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. knew001

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    I moved mine from the peak of my house to the roof of my garage for the same reason. No leaks yet and signals in the 90's.
     
  6. joe diamond

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    Good luck,

    It is ok...if you want to drill it...to run the cable inside an unoccupied crawl space or basement to reach the other side of the building from the inside. Some building contractors even have the ground rod inside the building line. In any case you can drill to the multiswitch. Know that if you drill with a masonry drill / roto hammer they make a neat hole going in on one side and blow out a big chunk of masonry on the other side, FYI.

    Another ok practice is to run the cable on the ground at the base of the wall and cover it with bricks or in conduit. Just be aware of what a weed eater will do to cable.

    Report success,

    Joe
     
  7. DrummerBoy523

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    well, we decided to go with a roof mount. Several of my neighbors have one and have reported no issues, so I decided to go that route.

    Installer was VERY GOOD. He knew exactly what he was doing. I don't have any pictures yet - but will post some soon.

    Thanks for all the help!!
     
  8. shadough

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    Mounting on a roof is relatively easy. Just use a hammer to find the joist an drive the lags thru the center of the mount into the joist. Pre-drill the whole though. You can use smaller lags or screws for the sidebars and outside wholes of the mount if you wish, and always use silicone over the screws and anywhere you could imagine water might congregate.
     
  9. Talos4

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    :nono::nono: Roof Cement
     

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