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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. MrShowtime

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    lol, bet that water grounds the system nicely. I was amazed today to find this on a service call. Tech did a very nice pole mount in a very very tricky area to get line of sight. Peak the KaKu dish perfectly. Customer only had one box, a HR23-700 and complained that it was acting funny and hardly had a signal. I inspected everything and then determined that unfortunately something was wrong in the cables buried from the dish to the house (about 50-60 ft worth). So I start pulling them up and find this. I was like who the hell takes the time to do all this ****, but then cuts their cable short and puts 2 damn barrels not even wrench tightened underground? So I had to rerun and rebury the cable. Install was only a month old and they were corroded out and water was in the lines. Supervisor is getting the pictures tomorrow and someone is going to have some explaining to do when I find out who did it

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  2. dave29

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    Nice:nono:
    They took the time to do a nice job and then finished it off like that.
     
  3. Tech_1438

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    The Latest DishNetwork SuperDish to SWiMLine 5 conversion
     

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  4. roadrunner1782

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    I have to ask what kind of signal that thing was getting?
     
  5. Mertzen

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    :confused::eek2::confused:

    Come one that was a customer's job.
    Why spend more time fixing up that LNB rather then putting a whole new dish on the same pipe. Both slimline and ka/ku share the same 2" OD pipe.
     
  6. Tech_1438

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    I didn't even bother looking. I didn't take a picture of the newly flowered tree it was pointing into.

    It was installed in the winter by a sub-contractor of a small town retailer. Had limited LOS on the 99 and 101 until the tree flowered.

    Had to man-up and relocate the dish for clear LOS, and change to a SL3 (no LOS for 110/119).
     
  7. roadrunner1782

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    That's insane to rig up a dish like that and point it into a tree.:eek2:
     
  8. Mertzen

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    It's been solved already.

    Also, because of E* love for wing dishes, dish pro plus LNBs have an input for an additional orbital slot.:)
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 #109 of 556
    DaaQ

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    Here is some new ones. Anyone tell me what the Slimline is mounted to?
     

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  10. Jun 5, 2009 #110 of 556
    DaaQ

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    One more, here's a before and after. I hung the top one up so this was off the ground and would look good for the camera.
     

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  11. Jun 5, 2009 #111 of 556
    hdtvfan0001

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    The PVC rain flow pipe on the roof...:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    New connectors and properly run now...nice work and total improvement.
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Is that some sort of PVC vent stack? :eek2:

    Mike
     
  14. Jun 5, 2009 #114 of 556
    hdtvfan0001

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    The PVC rain flow pipe on the roof...:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:
    I called first in line....nanny nanny boo boo....:lol::lol::lol:

    One good wind storm and that dish is in someone's yard...
     
  15. Jun 5, 2009 #115 of 556
    taz291819

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    Or at minimum, break the weather-seal.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2009 #116 of 556
    adrock13

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    man i always hated having to run line for 4x8 power supply and it looks like the tech did too. i've never cascaded the switches though - stacking them with splitters maybe. whoever cleaned that up did a good job considering the rat's nest.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2009 #117 of 556
    Mertzen

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    Dang. You bothered with a powered switch. You must be the only tech alive to do so.:lol:
     
  18. Jun 5, 2009 #118 of 556
    joe diamond

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    Guys,

    I know how these happen. A call center calls while you are working and announces another customer needs an ETA. They have been waiting since 8:00AM and here it is, noon. So instead of shoveling the snow away from the building so you can attach the lines you throw them in the bushes, let the snow continue and move on.

    Joe
     
  19. Jun 5, 2009 #119 of 556
    DaaQ

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    DaaQ

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    Look at the coax power line, it was already there going into the LR near an ac outlet, all it needed was f connectors on it. All I did was put new connectors on all the ends and clean it up, everything was existing.
     

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