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How or what can i use to keep the snow off my direct tv sat dish


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#21 OFFLINE   razorbackfan

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

I use Pam cooking spray. Snow slides right off.

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#22 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:28 PM

I use Pam cooking spray. Snow slides right off.


Not recommended. It can stain your dish after a while.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

Not recommended. It can stain your dish after a while.



I have used PAM as well, why is this a problem ?


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:48 AM

I am to lazy to walk out in the snow to spray it so ill pay the $130 bucks for a dish heater..:lol::lol::lol:



I am lazy. But my cheapness far outweighs my laziness.:hurah:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:44 AM

I am lazy. But my cheapness far outweighs my laziness.:hurah:


Why would you be so Cheap when once you do it you are done and you are able to get HDTV thruout the winter months without the pain of having to go outside and clean the dish off???

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:45 AM

I have used PAM as well, why is this a problem ?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:31 AM

I got the Dupont Snow and Ice Repellent last week and sprayed it on the dish.
We had 2 or 3 inches of wet snow overnight and the dish had snow on it this morning.
It looks like there might have been a freezing rain before it changed to snow.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

Cost of falling from ladder and breaking back = :mad:
Cost of dish heater = :)

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:14 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 - 07:17 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.


Wet heavy snow blocks the signal.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:26 PM



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? :(

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.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

Sooper Soaker squirt gun filled with warm water.


That is what I use... :)

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:06 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 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.


Was about to post a squirt gun of some type and windshield washer fluid. the -30° kind.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

We have had over 50" of snow this season so far. I have not lost signal at all since I got my Hot Shot heater, including the 17" blast we got this weekend!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Colorado powder has almost no water content if memory serves...
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

You can spray Pam cooking spray on dish.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

You can spray Pam cooking spray on dish.


Yea, if you want the dish to collect every drop of sap and dust in the air once it gets sticky in the sun. Nu finish (for cars) http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000BPSW7C works pretty well, but a dish heater is the correct answer if you have so much snow it sits in the dish.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

Wish there was something for the arm and LNB!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

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