I have used PAM as well, why is this a problem ?
Don't use the Pam that has Butter in it as it will Stain. Use the Original Pam.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:31 AM
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:17 PM
I just had a DirecTv Slimline SWiM8 with 6 receivers set up today. The dish had to be located on the corner on the grage roof due to line of sight. This is a 30' climb as well. Snow never crossed my mind until reading this thread.....
What would be considered a snowfall signifigant of interfering with the signal? I am in Maine as we can have big Nor'easters....next to nothing yet this year though.
I am not against adding a heater but not if its not nessesary. But i will not climb on the roof after every dusting of snow either.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:26 PM
Is the dish way up there due to line of site, or did tech just put it up there. A dish relocation is $49, if it can be placed where you may clean it off while standing on the ground. Pam a big no-no folks as over time it get sticky and will cause snow / ice to stick. Rain-X or DuPont Snow/Ice repellant far better solutions.
i really need some help with a issue i have with snow building up on my direct tv satilite dish when it snows. When it snows i have to climb 30ft to get to my satalite and clean the snow off of it with a broom. I just went to lowes and bought a 30ft extension ladder, and a pole with a soft broom attached to it, to clean the snow off of the dish. Now its getting a little dangerous to be up that high to try to keep the dish clean. Also a worker from lowes told me about a product called; du pont teflon snow and ice repellent. They say it helps prevent snow and ice build up on many things such as snow blowers, shovels the underneath of your car, and snowmobiles. Will this product work or harm my direct tv dish, or is there anything else i can use besides water now that my water supply for the outside is froze now. And i used a black trash bag to cover the dish but the signal wasn't the same. And the heaters are to expensive to buy and run new electric to the roof to be plugged in all winter long. Can any one please help me with this issue?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:01 PM
Sooper Soaker squirt gun filled with warm water.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:33 PM
I use Super Soaker filled with RainX winter formulation. Not just good for melting snow, but gives that RAINx micro-layer so future water/snow will bead off the dish. Problem with spraying pure warm water at the dish is that you do melt off what's there, but you end up with a water layer on the dish that will freeze right back up again.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:56 PM
You can spray Pam cooking spray on dish.
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:07 PM
My dish in Minnesota has been out for almost the entire month of December (2013). I've been gone for work, and no one has been willing to climb my 10/12 pitch snow-covered roof, atop the 3rd story (and above a concrete pad too). The dish is visibly completely snow-covered. I've thought about a hundred different solutions. Mine took 30 seconds- two pumps of a (Daisy, probably weak) pellet gun, and one shot to the back (not the front) sent the snow flying. Works great. Instant fix. And there's no way a pellet gun is going to hurt a solid dish, from behind.
Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:10 PM
Try a paintball gun next time...
Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:52 PM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:37 PM
I did think of that actually, 'cept I do not own one (though it's fun). Hey, right now by family thinks I'm a hero. Hillbilly hero, but a hero nonetheless. Nothing is worth my life. Had I damaged the dish, I figured I wasn't out much, right!
Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:02 AM
The spray will work just make sure its not a silicon bases spray if so it could mess with the lnb and cause the dreaded 771 the dish heater is definitely the way to go also much safer than climbing the ladder, have you considered having the dish relocated to pole mount if thats an option?
Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:48 AM