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Dish affected by wind? Nah!!!


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#1 OFFLINE   ZBoomer

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:32 AM

Man, I hate to make light in face of someone's damage, but I saw an interesting image on the local news last night. (No one was injured, thankfully.)

We had some strong storms move through the area night before last. The person in the story said he clocked 67mph wind; it partially tore the roof off his house and completely off a storage barn, but left what looks like a Dish 1000.2 completely intact.

Here's a snapshot of the image; note that although our news is in HD, this story was obviosly shot with an SD camera, so apologies for the image quality, but you get the idea.

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#2 OFFLINE   dennispap

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:41 PM

Here a friend had a tree take out part of his roof, and just missed his dish.
http://www.avsforum....07#post15611007
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#3 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

If this happened in my area, I'm sure the customer would call in a Damage Claim to Dish and try to get me to pay for it... I've had some crazy customers this week.

Last January, we had a mega wind storm with 80+ MPH winds all over the place. We were repointing dishes for weeks afterwards.

#4 OFFLINE   ZBoomer

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

Holy cow, must have been some storm to have its own wiki entry, lol.
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#5 OFFLINE   ab187

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

It is amazing how strong those dishes are. My 1000.2 survived Ike without even budging.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:16 PM

Holy cow, must have been some storm to have its own wiki entry, lol.


You'd better believe it. I pulled my techs out of the field on Jan 4th, which was the day of the mega wind here. It just wasn't safe to be on ladders with that much wind and rain. We had 92 MPH gusts in my town, and about 35 miles away in the Oakland hills, gusts were up to 118. That's severe weather by any standard.

We haven't had anything like that this year. Plenty of rain, but only one storm with some 60+ MPH winds, and those didn't last long.

#7 OFFLINE   Jason Nipp

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:23 AM

I wasn't so lucky last year when a tornado brushed my neighborhood.

Thankfully I only lost one dish at the time, or my roof would have been in major trouble. Yes that dish was lagged into a truss.

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