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Directv dish made of ?

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#1 OFFLINE   onan38



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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:00 PM

Hi everyone, What are Directv's dishes,Lmb arm and base made of ? The reason i need to know is i am doing fall cleaning and want to take my 2 old dishes to the recycling center. Will they even take them ?

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#2 OFFLINE   curt8403


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:17 PM

Hi everyone, What are Directv's dishes,Lmb arm and base made of ? The reason i need to know is i am doing fall cleaning and want to take my 2 old dishes to the recycling center. Will they even take them ?

I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider

#3 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:45 PM

I think they're steel..
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#4 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

Stamped steel, not hardly worth the effort, if you have weekly Recycle pick up, put it out your cans, bottles and plastics.
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#5 OFFLINE   ejjames



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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:30 PM

FYI...my old 3lnb dish was plastic and snow stuck to it like glue. I never had a problem with my old steel sony dish, nor do I have snow problems with the new dish.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:44 AM

You can check it with a magnet if it sticks it is most likely steel, if it doesn't stick aluminum.

#7 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:46 AM

unobtainium, or possibly adamantium. :lol:

Seriously I think they're aluminum.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:55 AM

Dalekanium :lol:

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.. considering the weight, I'd have to say the reflector is at least aluminum where the other parts might be steel or some other metal.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:42 AM

The vast majority of the dishes are stamped steel with a powder-coat finish. The Phase II dish and the Andrew international dish were metal-impregnated fiber glass.

#10 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:53 AM

transparent aluminum?

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