1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Tech Installation Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Timshow72, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Timshow72

    Timshow72 New Member

    3
    0
    Jun 17, 2014
    Perryopolis,...
    I am getting a Genie upgrade on 6/18. My current setup is 2 HR24's and 2 H24's. I am replacing Both H24 with the Genie and 2 wireless mini's as well as keeping both HR24's. This will give me 5 TV's and 9 total tuners. I have a pole mounted dish about 30 feet from my house (to overcome the angle of the trees that line my Property). I have ALREADY run 4 wires through conduit from the dish to the house and have installed a waterproof box on the side of my house to contain the swm-16 for the expanded tuners. My Questions are...Am I missing anything that would make the tech's job easier? What amount of tip seems appropriate for this type of install? and should I give him the tip first before he starts? Will this "grease the skids"?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    18,451
    918
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    You are as prepared as you can be. talk the tech regarding HR44 availability thanking him if he has one


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. revolg

    revolg AllStar

    58
    0
    Apr 7, 2012
    Wish I had customers like this lol. Most techs will only have 44s on them anymore. At least I know we haven't put 34s in, in over a year. And I swap 34s if I run across a service call.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    21,812
    180
    Apr 23, 2002
    The...
    Tip the tech after the job. The amount is up to you. If you can
    afford sat tv, you should be able to give a nice tip. I have tipped
    from $20 up to $50, depending on the complexity of the install,
    the tech's attitude and how well he follows my special requests.
    After all, it is my house.
     
  5. revolg

    revolg AllStar

    58
    0
    Apr 7, 2012
    as a technician, I don't expect to be tipped but when you honestly try to do the best you can and you spend the time doing a job being tipped even 10 bucks for lunch makes Ur day feel great.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  6. Timshow72

    Timshow72 New Member

    3
    0
    Jun 17, 2014
    Perryopolis,...
    Thanks to all for the input. I will post my results later today or in the morning.
     
  7. revolg

    revolg AllStar

    58
    0
    Apr 7, 2012
    Good luck

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  8. Timshow72

    Timshow72 New Member

    3
    0
    Jun 17, 2014
    Perryopolis,...
    Well, the installation is complete. As a result of the bad weather here in western Pennsylvania yesterday, I was ready to hear that my installation was canceled, but that was not the case. My technician arrived at 2:30 where I went over everything that I had done. He was somewhat impressed that I had taken the time to lay out everything for him. He went about his business getting all of the connections completed. when he was done he came in and started setting up the HR44. he was starting to get some conflicting information during the setup so he went back to my panel and started to go through each connection. this led to us having to pull the wire out of the conduit where i had a splice connection, this wire was not connected!!!!! My advice to all of you DIY'ers like myself, try to avoid as many connections that you can and if the are unavoidable make sure that they are correct. After I apologized for my shoddy work, he was able to get the Genie up and running. My technician, Justin, was a very personable guy who I come to find out lives not to far from me, so that was a positive. after setting up the wireless clients he was done. He showed me his badge to make sure that I saw it. I gave him a $20 tip, which he at first did not want to take, but I convinced him otherwise. So overall installation experience was a positive. the genie is so responsive compared to my 24's. I look forward to getting to know the system better. Thanks again to all for advice.
     
  9. revolg

    revolg AllStar

    58
    0
    Apr 7, 2012
    Awesome!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using DBSTalk mobile app
     

Share This Page