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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Mertzen, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 #61 of 556
    Talos4

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    It is a cotter pin extractor.

    I'm in commercial roofing, low slope (flat) This is one of the most important tools we use when inspecting or installing a single ply roof.

    It's more commonly referred to as a "Probe" or Seam Probe" It allows us to run a seam and find voids which could lead to a leak or is a leak source.

    The roofing system manufacturers sell their own probes for around $15-25 ea. but for about $4.00 ea I buy 4-5 a year. They're like lighters, you always lose them and when you need one....

    I also use it to illustrate in this case a hole in the membrane for inspection reports. Photos tell a story and an owner see's the defect much better.

    Now before someone say's it, yes it is easy to put the hole in yourself and claim that's the problem. In the language of the Biz...

    We don't kick the flashings, That's for jacklegs, We fix the flashings.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 #62 of 556
    netraa

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    yup, decided attaching to the vinyl siding wasn't such a good idea after he'd done it, and decided that flimsy fence was much better.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 #63 of 556
    Mertzen

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    That's a nice damage claim if I've ever seen one.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 #64 of 556
    racermd

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    Where'd you get a picture of my fence? :lol:

    In all seriousness, that looks very much like the fence I used to have that blew over in 35 mph winds a couple of years ago. Same dog-eared tops, about 6-foot tall. Never did replace it.

    Why someone would put the dish mounting on the fence is beyond me. I'm not an installer by trade, but I like to take pride in my own work - I would have pole-mounted that sucker.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 #65 of 556
    Birdman79

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    This is an international dish ,one of the techs put up 4 months ago.The mast is upside down,used ka/ku monopoles ,and no seal what so ever.And oh yeah,shall i say his pic's in our office for "top performer of the week":grin:
    http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr233/obow/img1241117377924.jpg?t=1241118294
    http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr233/obow/img1241117378556.jpg?t=1241118324
    http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr233/obow/img1241117379458.jpg?t=1241118342
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 #66 of 556
    RobertE

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    Ouch.

    That mast is reversable by the way. Really no top/bottom.
    He should have had some of the smaller 1.75" collars for the ka/ku monopoles.
    Definately should have some bishops tape for each lag penetration.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 #67 of 556
    Mertzen

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    I guess he doesn't know or ran out of the special brace collars for the intl mast. Now that they don't get shipped with the monopoles anymore.
    Should have used self tapping screws. Or the included monopoles.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2009 #68 of 556
    Birdman79

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    We don't get the 1.75 anymore since they came up with those new monopoles.He could've flipped the mast the other way and taken out the colars of the monopoles ,and used the existing hole,bolt that came with the kit.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 #69 of 556
    Mertzen

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    Guess it's just lack of training. But I'm sure there are many markets where international dishes are barely ever installed.
     
  10. May 2, 2009 #70 of 556
    Mertzen

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    Samuel A Jackson: SWITCH ON A ROOF
     

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  11. May 2, 2009 #71 of 556
    dave29

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    :lol::lol:
     
  12. May 3, 2009 #72 of 556
    DaaQ

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    Here is one I came across recently. I sent it to my boss asking if I could use the existing mount.
     

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  13. May 3, 2009 #73 of 556
    Mertzen

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    :eek2::eek2::eek2: WTH was that guy thinking!!!! from the small thumbnail I thought it was a telephone pole ( which I have seen used ) but this is INSANE
     
  14. May 3, 2009 #74 of 556
    dave29

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    That guy is lucky he wasn't hurt or even killed:eek2:
     
  15. May 3, 2009 #75 of 556
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    :lol::nono2::rolleyes:

    notice how most of the pics are of Dish Network installs

    makes ya wonder doesn't it?
    :p;):lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  16. May 3, 2009 #76 of 556
    carl6

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    Yes, but the rest of us would have benefited if he was. :lol:
     
  17. May 3, 2009 #77 of 556
    BattleZone

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    That's awful purdy!
     
  18. May 3, 2009 #78 of 556
    BattleZone

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    Older Dish customers who own their equipment tend to be more likely to do their own installs when they move, so some of this really out-there stuff is customers doing it themselves.

    Having said that, there are some, well, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, UNTRAINED, INEXPERIENCED installers out there who will do whatever it takes to get a job in. Most likely, the customer didn't have permission to put the dish on the roof (common with rentals), so the installer improvised. He also violated NEC code and put himself and any other techs who have to deal with this at risk.

    I regularly have to relocate dishes on service calls because they're too close to the power periscope. We're required to have them at least 6' away, or the entire job fails QC.
     
  19. May 3, 2009 #79 of 556
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    If he had been, he'd have been a Darwin Award winner.

    SMK
     
  20. May 3, 2009 #80 of 556
    DaaQ

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    The dish was up there when the customer moved in, I don't know why they would have put it there I had LOS from a pole mount I put in the ground almost directly underneath it. MAYBE they didn't have any ground wire that day.
     

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