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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get


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#526 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:27 AM

Best practices would have been to put it in a trench ... perhaps between the driveway and the fence to the garage if the driveway could not be trenched.

And use conduit too.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:01 PM

The driveway seems to be behind the dish. The gap in the fence is far from the roadway. It looks like a well worn path between the two properties but probably not "public". I cannot tell how tall the fence is ... at 5ft it would be a problem for me, at 6ft I would need to duck. It does not appear to be low enough to catch a person off guard and "clothesline" them. Where the cable crosses the driveway back to the house the height looks good.

Best practices would have been to put it in a trench ... perhaps between the driveway and the fence to the garage if the driveway could not be trenched.

 

I'm tryin' to go 'green' so I am puttin' up a clothesline in the back yard.

I checked local codes first and there are no restrictions pertaining to

such, but just to be on the safe side and to help minimize any chance

of injury or liability, I'm going to reroute the clothesline and bury it. :sure:


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:44 PM

"Clothesline" is a serious type of injury to the neck or face, generally cause when a rider of a vehicle such as an ATV hits a wire extended across their path. The term is also used when a person is hit in the face or neck by an outstretched arm (such as in WWE).

One of my high school classmates died of such an injury while riding a dirt bike. He apparently did not see a wire gate stretched across the entrance to a farmer's field. The wire did not have a sign or flags or other markings to make it clearly visible.
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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:52 PM

All I can say is Start over!!!!!


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:56 AM

While the whole thing is a bunch of garbage, I don't think an aerial line is against any law as Cable companies do it all the time.
Now how it's done isn't like anything I see there.
Looks like there are the remnants of three systems:
1) the old legacy WB68s,
2) upgrade to SWiM-16
3) SWMLNB

Wonder what the recycle value is for the dead cables & hardware. !rolling

Haha, yeah there was soooo much old, unused equipment left there... I was happy to leave with a perfectly fine swm16 though haha!
The pole is on an old parking lot next to the house. It's a 'old house' type of hotel across the driveway. I'd say the lines going across the fence are 6' high.. I don't know if this was installed by a sub or what but a lot if people have worked on it over the years. But no one wanted to rebuild it I guess. Definitely a rebuild.

Definitely the ugliest install I have EVER seen, and I've seen some terrible work.... it's almost impressive how awful it is lol

Also, I'm pretty sure the lot it's on is their property.. so that's something I guess!

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:12 AM

As far as "trenching" a driveway is concerned, a very practical alternative is to dig a two foot long trench on one side of the driveway, and get a bunch of 18" long plumbing pipe "nipples" and a bunch of couplers and a couple of end caps and use a sledge hammer to drive the sections through to the other side.  I've done it under 6 foot wide walkways, and if I had to, I could have gone further.

 

Keep in mind that an installer who is doing contract installation is not going to work all day for free, and an installer who is on hourly will "disappoint" his employer if he spends twice the allotted time doing an ideal job when the labor needed to do so far exceeds the allotted or budgeted time.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:58 PM

Hey guys! First post here! I work in NJ. Just thought i'd share some **** shows I've come across/rebuilt.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:21 PM

I think I see the shadow of the grim reaper in that last one. Seems appropriate!

 

That big coil of coax on the LNB arm is quite something.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:26 PM

That's my shadow. Luckily my customer upgraded to wireless and we cleared that mess up.

 

is there a thread for good installs? I'd like to show some of my work.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:47 PM

Well you could start one!

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:03 AM

Not sure I'd consider the pic of the multiswitch with dead vines to be an install problem - I assume they grew after :)


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:34 AM

He!y guys! First post here! I work in NJ. Just thought i'd share some **** shows I've come across/rebuilt.

 

Great pics of bad work. Welcome to the board, Raziel!


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:15 AM

Not sure I'd consider the pic of the multiswitch with dead vines to be an install problem - I assume they grew after :)

I agree the vines grew after but there is no support for any of the coax.  It looks like the input lines are hanging midair while pulling on the connectors


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:37 AM

Yeah, wasn't imply it was otherwise a good install, but the vines really take the appearance to the next level of bad :rotfl:


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:50 PM

is there a thread for good installs? I'd like to show some of my work.


Don't forget this is the Internet. Any "perfect" job you post would be subject to review, ridicule, etc. :)
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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:05 PM

i'll post a few examples from today in here once they upload.

 

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:33 PM

i'll post a few examples from today in here once they upload.

 

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Mounting a dish directly onto vinyl siding? Really?



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:44 PM

I was thinking the same thing. This is terrible work, nothing to be proud of in the least bit. Please don't post anymore. lol



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:46 PM

On second thought this is the shame thread so those definitely qualify to be here.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:05 PM

you guys are hilarious, it's an approved mount. but whatever. enthusiasts =/= employees


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 03:51 PM

you guys are hilarious, it's an approved mount. but whatever. enthusiasts =/= employees

Mounting directly onto vinyl is approved?



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

Mounting directly onto vinyl is approved?

Absolutely not! Also the pic of the 2 dish setup stacked on top of each other there is no way the mast is in a stud at least on one of them. Studs are 16-24 inches apart and those mast are not lined up so one is not in stud. Most likely neither one is in stud.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:33 PM

Absolutely not! Also the pic of the 2 dish setup stacked on top of each other there is no way the mast is in a stud at least on one of them. Studs are 16-24 inches apart and those mast are not lined up so one is not in stud. Most likely neither one is in stud.

Not saying you're wrong, but what is common practice isn't always executed properly by framers.  I've had studs that no two consecutive studs were 16" on center (even though the plans called for 16" on center).  And I know these pictures aren't in FL, but we have some engineers who will spec 12" on center on some walls based on wind-borne debris region or the the load on the wall.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 07:20 PM

Not saying you're wrong, but what is common practice isn't always executed properly by framers.  I've had studs that no two consecutive studs were 16" on center (even though the plans called for 16" on center).  And I know these pictures aren't in FL, but we have some engineers who will spec 12" on center on some walls based on wind-borne debris region or the the load on the wall.

Many old houses aren't close to 16-24" on center.






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