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Question about adding monopoles to Slimline.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by abooch, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1 of 10
    abooch

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    I want to purchase a monopole or two to add to help support the dish alittle more. Do i need to remove the dish from the top of the pole in order to add the monopoles?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2008 #2 of 10
    David MacLeod

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    no, the clamp can be expanded to fit over the pipe, but be careful to not crease it.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2008 #3 of 10
    Mertzen

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    Yeah you can bend the clamp around the mast. But the clamp of the newest but much improved monopoles is thicker then before.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2008 #4 of 10
    jhillestad

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    I removed mine because I wanted to be sure it was level.... So if your concerned about being level you will need to remove the dish.... If you put the monopoles on and tighten they will tend to torque the J-pole and you might ruin your level.....

    So if your not goinf to redo the level check be sure not to over tighten the monopoles...
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 #5 of 10
    PicaKing

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    Did you have the dish installed? If so, you should contact the installer and have them come back and add the monopoles which is something they should have done in the first place.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2008 #6 of 10
    xtreme571

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    Depends on where your dish is mounted, but wouldn't it be easier to remove the 4 bolts on the piece connected to the roof/wall, and then insert the monopoles from the bottom and re-mount it. to get it exactly where it should be, you can use the built-in leveler.

    You can also use a marker to mark the position before u remove it. That is how I put them on for a friend.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2008 #7 of 10
    David MacLeod

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    thats actually a lot harder then bending 2 pieces of small metal.
    and the plate has a lot of rotational freedom once the lags are loosened a bit. you can't guarantee perfect repositioning.

    if done carefully monopole addition stands a lot less chance of affecting aim.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2008 #8 of 10
    ysiamrich

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    I've have a somewhat related question. I am having trouble with losing signals for the MPEG4 HDs. I have had techs out 4 times to align the dish. Each time they will get my signals in the 90s then if wind starts to pick up and I will start having issues with the signal being knocked out.

    When we have a bigger storm as this week (Southeast Virginia), my dish seems to get completely out of alignment (I have 0's on 99(c) and 113(c) now). I have a tech coming on Nov 10. I have not had a signal for over 24 hours. I do get the SD and MPEG2 signals.

    There is one support pole on the dish now. I think I may just need to add something to stabalize it more. Where would I get a monopole to install? I checked directv.com but I can't find items like that. Is the only source e-bay?

    I am not keen on getting on the roof but I am tired of having techs coming out and only giving me a temporary solution so I am willing to give it a try.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 #9 of 10
    David MacLeod

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  10. ysiamrich

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    Thank you
     

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