HD install scheduled tomorrow

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by El Gabito, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. El Gabito

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    Ok - I'm scheduled for install tomorrow morning, and I've just found out (by reading here) that my pole is apparently a different size than the new dishes require. Is there anything I can do TODAY to fix this? I know about the ebay adapter, but our dual LNB dish is toast and I'd like the install tomorrow if possible.

    Also, anybody have pics of a 5lnb dish on a pole mount? Can't find any.

    Any help?
     
  2. mjones73

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    "Is there anything I can do TODAY to fix this?"

    Concrete a new 2 inch OD pole in the ground.
     
  3. jaguar325

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    They sometimes carry a sleeve that makes the conversion for you.
     
  4. El Gabito

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    Cool - is this sort of thing available at Lowes? 1-3/4" to 2" seems like it would be a pretty common conversion factor.
     
  5. Zepes

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    My installer had the adapter with him. You can call the contractor and ask.
     
  6. jhillestad

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    SEE this thread :

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=97000&highlight=black+pipe

    Apparently DRAINAGE PIPE can be used as a SLEEVE to solve this problem quickly....
     
  7. El Gabito

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    Thanks! Looking into going with this solution. At least for now.
     
  8. El Gabito

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    Thanks to everyone at dbstalk! I wouldn't have a pole mount anymore if it weren't for this site. The installer said he was going to go buy some pvc/abs pipe, as it worked that great. He also ran a self tapping screw in it, so it can't rotate AT ALL.

    I'll snap a pic maybe tomorrow (supposed to be getting 6-8" of snow - glad I can reach it to clean it off!).
     
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