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Non-penetrating roof mount cement block question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by paule123, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

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    I forgot about this thread and just reread it. The unstated things I noticed are:

    As mentioned above FLAT ROOFS are a special construction. Do not puncture them in any way. Water from the whole roof will go through your hole.

    These mounts will work for all dishes. The ratio of surface area of the dish to the weight supplied is designed to counteract local highest wind.

    Do not attach the dish until some weight has been added.

    Broken block weighs as much as new complete block.

    The neatest jobs I have seen had premix concrete in the pan, troweled to allow for drainage and painted. Even the pad was trimmed before the whole thing was painted!

    The design made for a roof ridge will break the edge off with some construction practices.......move it in a foot or so.

    Bolting these things down defeats their purpose.

    When used as a temporary ground mount as in during frozen earth periods you should remove the snow and ice below them and not use same to level the mount. Also you can't put too much weight on these things when they are on the ground.

    Any others I left out?

    Joe
     
  2. Grentz

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    Probably, it says up to a 24" reflector which is fairly close to the slimline size.
     
  3. sharksfan

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    I guess my main concern then is where the mast foot assembly attaches to this thing... will the holes line up? I have an email out to them asking if it's compatible.
     
  4. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I can't believe it took 24 posts to grab the low hanging fruit here.:lol::lol:
     
  5. joe diamond

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    GOOD ONE!

    Worth the trip to U-Tube!
    But I actually saw the song happen. Working for a company that did nothing but flat roof installations we used a hand operated tripod hoist. During the work OSHA had cited the job for using roofing materials as counter weights.....someone uses the rolls and no counter weight etc. So at the end of the work everything goes down off the roof somehow..........And, an uninstructed but hard working lad started loading roofing felt onto the hoist from the counterweight pad. When he got to the right number of rolls on the platform the whole thing descended, almost taking him along and landing on the truck cab below.

    Ignorance can be fixed but stupid is forever!

    Good song!

    Joe
     
  6. Mertzen

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    Slimline is way bigger then that at 32" AFAIK.
     
  7. Talos4

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    I'm still trying to track down the manufacturer of this nonpen mount :grin:

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  8. dtvservcetech

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    D* recommends 300lb on ka/ku sleds
     
  9. jhillestad

    jhillestad Godfather

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    I have used these types of mounts and can tell you , they rust at the base.... eventually you will need another ..... mine lasted like 2 years then the pole broke... I use a cement slab bought at Lowes with the j-mount drilled into it with monopoles...
     
  10. jhillestad

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    I like that roof mount! I guess the wood will warp eventually but I like it!
     
  11. joe diamond

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    That gravel is called ballast. It adds weight to the built up roof AND protects the roof asphalt from sun light. When the rood fail prematurely someone may suspect the missing ballast is on the non pen mount.

    There are often piles of extra ballast around...go for it.

    Joe
     

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