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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get


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#41 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:43 PM

If I had just wrote about these installs, a lot of you would have never believed me. :)

My favorite on this thread is still the wallplate on the gravel roof; that was a first for me, and I've obviously seen a LOT! :lol:

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:19 AM

If I had just wrote about these installs, a lot of you would have never believed me. :)

My favorite on this thread is still the wallplate on the gravel roof; that was a first for me, and I've obviously seen a LOT! :lol:


We found that one because we were on a leak call, in the leak area we saw a cable disappearing into the roof under a big pile of roofing cement.

We removed the roofing cement and found the wall plate and interestingly enough the leak.

We contacted the building owner and he didn't care why it leaked "Just fix it and make sure you don't rip me off".

We wrapped a metal pitch pan around it and filled it with pourable sealer.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:29 AM

Just found this one yesterday

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So that's where those extra fasteners go!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:09 AM

Bolt and run. I imagine that the only thing holding it up is the metal.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:25 AM

Got to love the two lag bolts used a spacers. I notice many of these are Dish Network dishes. Is that to say that their installers are the worst? I do assume there are an equal number of nightmare installs by DirecTV and they're just not showing up here....yet.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:37 PM

Got to love the two lag bolts used a spacers. I notice many of these are Dish Network dishes. Is that to say that their installers are the worst? I do assume there are an equal number of nightmare installs by DirecTV and they're just not showing up here....yet.


Funny that you mention that...

Same Roof, Same day..

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

Funny that you mention that...

Same Roof, Same day..

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Aside from not putting a slip sheet under the tray I can't really see anything wrong with that. Then again I am not an installer so maybe there is some glaring thing I am missing.


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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:27 PM

Old 4x4 in the ground about 12 inches, no concrete, and rotten to the core. New install lasted 3 days.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:59 PM

My first post so I might as well make it count. I came upon this on a service call one day. I also have more pics of other fun laying around since I am now a service tech, but this one takes the cake:

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:05 PM

Did you put that screwdriver under there, or was it already there:lol:
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

Did you put that screwdriver under there, or was it already there:lol:


lol it was there when i got there, i didnt even want to know about that. I'm uploading some pics of another favorite, I'll post them in a few minutes.


Edit: Here they are. The tech charged the customer $65 for "custom cabling". It took everything I had in me not to laugh as she was explaining it to me:

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:24 PM

I'm just wondering out loud how many fire or building code violations are in these photos (and maybe a few health code ones too)...:D
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

That's custom cabling all right; it's certainly not "standard"!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

That's custom cabling all right; it's certainly not "standard"!

Sure hope not :eek2:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:48 AM

Aside from not putting a slip sheet under the tray I can't really see anything wrong with that. Then again I am not an installer so maybe there is some glaring thing I am missing.


Very Observant!

Those of you who install Non penetrating mounts on low slope membrane roofs, a slip sheet is very important.

Here's why!


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Same mount as pictured before. These can and do move a bit. .45 mil rubber membrane doesn't put up much resistance by itself. The slip sheet (usually just another sheet of rubber under the mount) moves with the mount and slides across the weatherproofing membrane avoiding these kinds of holes and leaks.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:27 AM

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I'm confused? whats with the screw driver? :confused: :eek2:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:36 AM

I'm confused? whats with the screw driver? :confused: :eek2:

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Apparently the membrane is stronger than the OP suggests if it can bend a Craftsman phillips head to a 90 befiore it breaks through. :lol:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:31 AM

Actually that's a cotter pin extractor, or what's left of one.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:32 AM

Apparently the membrane is stronger than the OP suggests if it can bend a Craftsman phillips head to a 90 befiore it breaks through.

That's not a Phillips head screwdriver. It's a cotter pin extractor. It came from the Sears store with a 90 degree bend.

I'm assuming the OP stuck the tool in the hole to make it more visible to the camera.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

That's not a Phillips head screwdriver. It's a cotter pin extractor. It came from the Sears store with a 90 degree bend.

I'm assuming the OP stuck the tool in the hole to make it more visible to the camera.


Naw... its a drainage hole. :hurah:

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