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need to move Slimline dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bigdaddy51200, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy51200

    bigdaddy51200 New Member

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    It is currently mounted to the side of my house , I need to move it about 30 feet out and install in the ground on a pole . What all will need to do this ? What size pole will I need ?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. jimmie57

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  3. studechip

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    Maybe 2 ft deep where you are jimmie57, but it should be at least as deep as the frost line. A post level is handy if you have one. There should be a bolt through the post or the bottom should be flattened to prevent it from spinning.
     

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  4. jimmie57

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    What is a frost line ? LOL. We get frost on the surface a couple of times per year here.

    That level is a good one.

    I picked the 2 feet because most of what I read says the cable should be in a PVC pipe that is buried 2 feet also.

    The bolt thru the pipe and sticking out to keep if from turning is extra protection but I do not believe it would turn when it is planted in cement.
    Can't hurt to do it.
     
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    Studechip is right. If you don't go deep enough to get a goodly part of the concrete below the frost line in your area, after a few freeze-thaw cycles your formerly plumb pipe will try and walk itself right out of the ground. In cold areas of the US the frost line can be 5 feet deep or more.

    A deeper and larger concrete block has obvious stability benefits as well.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    Wow, 5 feet. That would use all but the last foot of the pole I linked to.
    The only thing I know of that is longer than the 6 foot one listed is a muffler shop. Their stuff is tubing which is what you need since pipe is either 1-15/16" OD or 2-3/8" OD ( Outside Diameter ).
    Been many many years since I had muffler work done so I do not know what different grades of metal is available that would be suitable for this application.
     
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    Here in CT the frost line is 42". Some colder areas it's 48". In parts of Minnesota it's 60".
     
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    I didn't see the location before. No doubt two feet is good then.
     

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