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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by unr1, Mar 27, 2017.
I like your thinking. Thanks.
Those blocks in my pic definitely look bland
I would say, the location is not good, a wall blocking a part of signals - lets see how it will works in dark cloudy or rainy days; and strictly speaking, LNB arm going out of a edge of your rented property, so be ready to pray for forgiveness of the property manager
We'll see. I haven't had any signal loss, yet.
I'll know soon enough if weather is an issue. It was an issue before but rarely.
The property manager is really going to be pulling teeth if they find it to be an issue. The LNB does stick out but it's right behind the bush. So it's hidden.
I'm gonna add a plant right behind it soon.
Assuming that patio is exclusive use one would need to look at other remaining dishes and see how closely extensions outside exclusive use space are being enforced.
Hopefully the management will not be too strict. The law only protects dishes/antennas entirely within an exclusive use area. If the patio is exclusive and management complains there is room to move the dish back and over. But it appears that any movement would at least partially block the exit from the unit.
It all depends on how strict the management will enforce their rule.
Those don't look like full size blocks so you may get some movement. When you decide on your best spot I'd add a couple of TapCons through the mount into the patio just to steady the whole installation.
Their letter to you did say the dish couldn't extend past your exclusive use area. You have both the LNB and the base of the dish mount extending past your patio.
Let's hope they like your installation and leave it where it is.
There are a decent amount of dishes in this area. The installer mentioned a directv dish down the street that he said would be an issue because of the area.
Management may or may not be strict but I honestly don't think they will give me a problem. I'll update the thread if something happens. I'm willing to scoot the dish over if I really need to. One lesson I learned these past few days is how much I enjoy my dish receiver
I don't have the tools to add a tapcon nor do I want to have them bugging me about drilling into the ground. But I will put something heavy on the back to stabilize it further. It does get windy here sometimes.
Those are solid 4" patio blocks that weight about 30 lbs each. The 120 lb total should be enough to hold it steady. Our simple portable tripod mounted 1K4 dish has held up well in 50-60 MPH winds with just two ground screw dog ties holding it.
Only thing required is a drill to make a hardly noticeable hole.
While all of you think it is OK to drill / screw into the exterior of the building without permission - the landlord / management company could have a different viewpoint and it's "THEIR BUILDING".
Yeah I wouldn't do it
Since this is such a problem to the new management, they should install a single common dish and cable feed to all the units. Yeh, like that would ever happen.
Actually - what they should do is install a setup for Dish and one for Direct TV on each building, setup with MDU
MDU installs requires commitments to make the install free or low cost to the MDU. So unless the MDU wants to carry with the cost this is very rare.
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Actually is possible but it would require a certain percentage of tenants to commit, but chances are they are already committed with the local cable company.
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That is silly on the part of the satellite providers.
They should offer completely free MDU setups or discount as much as is practical. Think about an apartment building, only half or less than half of the building is going to be facing southward enough to get a signal. Then, think about complexes that hate having dishes all over the building.
If Dish and/or DirecTV would offer to put up a single dish, given that they both have single cable solutions these days and most apartments are homerun coax back to a central location for cable TV, it's really kind of silly in this day and age that you can't simply flip over the coax between providers in the wiring closet.
Horrible advice I hope no one follows it.
Thank you for your advice.
So spending a boat load ton of money and expecting a reasonable return is a silly idea...
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