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#1 OFFLINE   employee3

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

I've noticed on 2 new homes here in the neighborhood that they have installed DirecTV with very (relatively) short mounts. The pipes are maybe 6-8 inches high and don't have a bend and no additional braces are there.

It gets windy here so I'm thinking these low mounts might be better than the standard dish mount up high.

Does anyone know if this is a new install kit for DirecTv or something that the contractor might have and where I could get one?

Thanks!
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#2 OFFLINE   employee3

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Well I must have been searching the wrong terms, but I found the right combination. It's the "stubby" mount or Low Pro Easy Mount. Makes the dish much closer to the roof and looks much better (IMHO).

Edited by employee3, 09 October 2012 - 03:44 AM.

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#3 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yep;

Been out a while now ...

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

Yep, standard mount in a lot of cases. Easier to install, cheaper to make.
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#5 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

I had a long J Tube mount. In June when they put in my new HD DVR and SWM they relocated closer to the main power to the house and installed a Stuby mount.
I like it. Close to the roof, no braces.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:25 PM

I don't think we will see any of them in this area.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:20 AM

Thanks for the additional information. Is there any fit difference between the WNC and PBI or is it just the pivot that's different?
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the additional information. Is there any fit difference between the WNC and PBI or is it just the pivot that's different?


From everything I've learned, just the pivot;

All other characteristics are the same.
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I did have an initial concern about the stubby (or "Easy") mount when it appeared though in the area of possible increased rain fade problems.

With the dish being much lower to the roof this way, it could receive additional rain attenuation over the normal due to rain drops splashing up from the roof.

In fact one poster a while back had this exact problem with a custom made short mount from an installation company like this 8 inch mast one from SATPRO ATLANTA Posted Image

And had to change it out for a regular mast.

But I guess there really haven't been any such widespread problems with rain splashing with the stubby mount.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

I got the older mount with 2 monopoles on my install last month. Never knew there was anything but that tbh.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

I got the older mount with 2 monopoles on my install last month. Never knew there was anything but that tbh.


Stubbies are less common in the northern states due to concerns of snow build up. Up here we only put them in on a roof sloping down to the south.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Stubbies are less common in the northern states due to concerns of snow build up. Up here we only put them in on a roof sloping down to the south.


I figured as much. Thanks for confirming.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Stubbies are less common in the northern states due to concerns of snow build up. Up here we only put them in on a roof sloping down to the south.


Technically all roof mounts are supposed to only be done on south facing roofs.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

I am located about 10 miles off the Gulf of Mexico.
My stubby is mounted close to the edge , over the soffit area, of a North facing roof.
The pitch is 4-1/2 in 12 and the elevation for the dish is about 55 degrees.
I don't see that the rain could ever bounce that high off the roof ( my roof ) to get between the LNB and the dish.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Technically all roof mounts are supposed to only be done on south facing roofs.


Mine is on a north facing roof.




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