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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get


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#101 OFFLINE   MrShowtime

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:44 PM

SWITCH ON A ROOF 2: The Sequel


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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#102 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:46 PM

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

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:40 PM

The Latest DishNetwork SuperDish to SWiMLine 5 conversion

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#104 OFFLINE   roadrunner1782

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

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

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:08 AM

The Latest DishNetwork SuperDish to SWiMLine 5 conversion


: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.
No longer doing DBS work, but missing every moment of it.

#106 OFFLINE   Tech_1438

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:04 PM

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



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).

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:17 PM

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).


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

#108 OFFLINE   Mertzen

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:13 PM

The left dish is connected to the LNB of the right dish?


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.:)
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:17 PM

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

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:23 PM

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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#111 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:55 AM

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

The PVC rain flow pipe on the roof...:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:56 AM

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.

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

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:21 AM

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

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

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:23 AM

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

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

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

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

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One good wind storm and that dish is in someone's yard...
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#115 OFFLINE   taz291819

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:16 AM

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...


Or at minimum, break the weather-seal.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:58 AM

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.

#117 OFFLINE   Mertzen

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:50 AM

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.


Dang. You bothered with a powered switch. You must be the only tech alive to do so.:lol:

#118 OFFLINE   joe diamond

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:02 PM

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.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

Here is the after of the stink pipe mounted dish, yes the weather seal was broken.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

Dang. You bothered with a powered switch. You must be the only tech alive to do so.:lol:


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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