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Need to move dish a couple of feet - best option?


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#26 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:47 PM

If someone had told me 15 years ago, that I would need a centrally located closet to hold all my incoming media devices, a central network point, a bank of video recording devices, and backup electric service...I would have laughed. Now, I barely have room in one corner of the closet for clothes :)


Yeah, you need that stuff now! :lol:
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#27 OFFLINE   alanz

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:42 AM

Looks like a very clean installation!

The three things I would add = (1.)Right now the dish has no monopole supports and may be fine without them. Just know that Directv can supply $$$$ struts to support the dish if it comes loose.
(2.) As that shrub grows, a little pruning to keep it out of the LOS will go a long way.
(3.) Dishes mounted that low are prone to having their arms broken by lawn cutters and or snow removal folks.

Glad it worked for ya,

Joe


1. The pole has two supports coming off of it which attach to the house, one was removed during the electrical installation and has since been replaced. Are these the monopole struts?
2. Yes, I need to do that this spring. The angle of the picture makes it look worse than it is, but a couple of the branches are getting close.
3. I don't know that we have snow removal people in South Carolina :) There is a mulch bed with low growing shrubs around the house by the dish which keeps the lawn cutter (me) well away from doing any damage.

Thanks again

#28 OFFLINE   joe diamond

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

1. The pole has two supports coming off of it which attach to the house, one was removed during the electrical installation and has since been replaced. Are these the monopole struts?
2. Yes, I need to do that this spring. The angle of the picture makes it look worse than it is, but a couple of the branches are getting close.
3. I don't know that we have snow removal people in South Carolina :) There is a mulch bed with low growing shrubs around the house by the dish which keeps the lawn cutter (me) well away from doing any damage.

Thanks again


You got it!

Yes monopoles are the struts DTV supplies. They are really only needed for wind load & snow if the mast bolts are strong. Tip pruning from time to time does keep things working. And you have the dish arm thing under control. Kids will climb on those things and the spot welds will break. If you do a real good job of painting the dish to camouflage it you will know you have it right when deer eat the arm.

Joe




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