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Height clearance for sat. Dish?


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#1 OFFLINE   F1aReD

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

Just got Directv installed 2 days ago. My Landlord came by, took one look at the dish and says he want's it moved up higher. He say's there's a building code that the dish must have a certain head clearance over a walkway? It's mounted on the side of the building, and there is a walkway that goes to the 2nd entrance. The installer didn't want to use a ladder, you can just walk right up to the dish and your face-to-face with it.

Will it cost anything to have it moved up? I agree that it is pretty low, but it's otherwise a good/neat install. The lowest signal strength I have is a 97, highest is 100.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

1 story or 2?

It can't be too high if there is a overhang above it as it will block out the signal
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

If the installer left you his phone number, call him directly (rather than DirecTV) and ask if he can move the dish based on your Landlord's requirement.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

If you allowed him to install it there then expect a charge of $49 to have it moved. Calling the installer will most likely get you nothing. You should call DTV and explain you thought it was ok to have it there but landlord doesnt like it they will set you up an upgrade for $49 to have it moved.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

...there is a walkway that goes to the 2nd entrance. The installer didn't want to use a ladder, you can just walk right up to the dish and you're face-to-face with it.

Laziness, combined with an obvious lack of common sense will always result in less than satisfactory results.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

call the installer if you can and then if that is no go call dtv. the holes left in the wall will be your problem to deal with as you approved the install. caulk ussually is the fix for them.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

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...there is a walkway that goes to the 2nd entrance. The installer didn't want to use a ladder, you can just walk right up to the dish and you're face-to-face with it.

Laziness, combined with an obvious lack of common sense will always result in less than satisfactory results.


Did I spell something wrong? Last time I checked, "you're" is correct. So, the installer is lazy and I have no common sense?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

It's a 3 story apartment building. I don't have the installers number, so I'll have to call DIRECTV. I don't care that it's low, infact the other buildings on my street have the dishes at the same height, so my Landlord can pay the $49 to have it moved, as far as I'm concerned.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Just got Directv installed 2 days ago. My Landlord came by, took one look at the dish and says he want's it moved up higher. He say's there's a building code that the dish must have a certain head clearance over a walkway? It's mounted on the side of the building, and there is a walkway that goes to the 2nd entrance.[...]


If there is a public walkway under the dish then there is very likely a building code for clearance. It applies to most any protusion from a building over a walkway not just for a dish. Call your local building inspector dept.




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