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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get


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#121 OFFLINE   DaaQ

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:48 PM

One good wind storm and that dish is in someone's yard...


Believe that it was up there for more than a year!! close to two. Lady complained about not having hd channels for around 4-5 months. So shame on her for letting it go that long.

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#122 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:49 PM

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...

What the heck is a rain flow pipe?

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#123 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:39 PM

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


It looks like someone stuck a 2" pipe inside the 3" weatherhead and put some lag bolts through both of them. Yikes!

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:52 AM

Found this one roaming the skies a couple weeks ago......

not sure if there was a combiner on the back, or if they just didn't want to deal with a multiswitch.

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#125 OFFLINE   joe diamond

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:51 AM

It looks like someone stuck a 2" pipe inside the 3" weatherhead and put some lag bolts through both of them. Yikes!


That trick was ok for a steel plumbing vent and an adapter to mount the round dish. So someone extended the idea until it got dangerous.

While I am first to kick the stupid, dishonest HSPs because they deserve it....techs that leave crap like that deserve what they get.

Sometimes these things get done by well intentioned homeowners. When they don't work they then buy the protection plan and someone has the honor of rebuilding the job for thirty dollars.

Grrrrrrr!

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:11 AM

Found this one roaming the skies a couple weeks ago......

not sure if there was a combiner on the back, or if they just didn't want to deal with a multiswitch.

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that looks like a redneck multiswitch.. only thing i can think of is he was 50 miles from home with no supplies..

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:10 PM

that looks like a redneck multiswitch.. only thing i can think of is he was 50 miles from home with no supplies..


Actually that setup is called a "poor man's dish setup" and was used with an FTA or hacked provider receiver to receive dish network's programming.

Since they have shored up their encryption system from "pirates", you'll see allot of people moving to subscriptions at this time for sher lack of anything to watch.....

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

Actually that setup is called a "poor man's dish setup" and was used with an FTA or hacked provider receiver to receive dish network's programming.

Since they have shored up their encryption system from "pirates", you'll see allot of people moving to subscriptions at this time for sher lack of anything to watch.....


thats weird , i know lots of people with fta they use dish network dishes though..

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

thats weird , i know lots of people with fta they use dish network dishes though..


That's why it's called the poor man's dish ,the 2 lnb's point at 110,119 .And a switch is used to combine the sats.I remember doing a DTV install a while ago,and seeing something like that.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:53 AM

Since they have shored up their encryption system from "pirates", you'll see allot of people moving to subscriptions at this time for sher lack of anything to watch.....

Unless they have you know what hooked up to their you know whats ;):lol:
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:19 PM

Not sure if this really goes in the shame corner. It is creative and I don't thing needed for LOS. But you never know. I hate to see a nice gust go through there though.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

looks like the same guy that did this one

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:11 AM

lol ive seen installs like that. I had a no LOS job at a north facing apartment, and the guy was mad that i wouldn't do something like that, because his neighbor had some crazy pipe contraption that hung out like 10 feet past his balcony.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

Its been a while since I found something thread worthy, but I do believe it was worth the wait. Most of the fittings weren't compressed and beyond corroded. I don't even see how the 4x8 was working with how bad the power supply fitting was

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 03:29 PM

[quote name='MrShowtime']Its been a while since I found something thread worthy, but I do believe it was worth the wait. Most of the fittings weren't compressed and beyond corroded. I don't even see how the 4x8 was working with how bad the power supply fitting was

What the hell? :confused:

Why was a 3x4 running into a 4x8? What in the world were they trying to acomplish? :confused::confused:
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:09 PM

looks like the same guy that did this one

http://www.dbstalk.c...05&d=1251772154


I wonder what LOS problem that mount solved that the 50 other dishes mounted on the same side of the same building don't seem to have?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:56 PM

I don't work for dish network but this creative mount was found on the house next to the one I was working on today. I had to stop and take a pic. Yes thats PVC pipe

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:16 PM

I don't work for dish network but this creative mount was found on the house next to the one I was working on today. I had to stop and take a pic. Yes thats PVC pipe

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Is that duct tape? :lol:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:07 PM

Is that duct tape? :lol:


Good catch, I believe that is a little duct tape in that picture! :lol: Amazing. I'm not an installer by no means but that picture with the 3X4 feeding into the 4X8 made me wonder!:confused:

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:49 AM

Is that red thing a bungee cord?:confused:
Probably using the wind chime for OTA.

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