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How much does a 5 LNB dish weigh?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by crankin, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. Aug 8, 2007 #1 of 30
    crankin

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    If there are two types (slim line / regular), how much do they weigh? And is this more or less than the 3 LNB dish?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2007 #2 of 30
    sacalait

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    I just put my Slimline up last weekend. It definitely weighs more than the 3 LNB wihich is about 15 lbs. Before I mounted the new one, I found various web sites list the weight of the Slimeline ranging from 27-35 lbs. The regular 5LNB dish is even more, I believe between 40 and 50 lbs.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2007 #3 of 30
    PoitNarf

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    Actually I believe the AT9 weighs around 30-35 pounds with the Slimline being about 2 or 3 pounds lighter than that. Surely someone else here knows the exact details, I'm just running off of my memory right now.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2007 #4 of 30
    aim2pls

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    weight is NOT the issue ... wind loading IS ..... a rough estimate for you is at 85 MPH wind speed you can figure at least 40 pounds of wind loading per square foot of dish surface
     
  5. Aug 9, 2007 #5 of 30
    kirkc

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    From the Solid Signal site ... Weight: 25 lbs (including J-mount mast, dish surface, LNBs, arm and pole attachment
     
  6. Aug 9, 2007 #6 of 30
    boba

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    AT-9 38 lbs for complete assembly? made by at least 3 different companies so each could be different.
    AU9 Slimline 32 Lbs. again different manufacturers but they should be identical, they were designed for interchangable parts from manufacturer to manufacturer.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2007 #7 of 30
    Stuart Sweet

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    I remember being told by the installer that the AT9 was about 35 pounds.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2007 #8 of 30
    M3 Pete

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    the slimline was definitely more stout than the 3 LNB dish I replaced. Much bigger adjustment mechanism (with all kinds of fine-tuning screws), bigger mounting pole, and two stabilizer bars. It's bigger and heavier, but its in there solid with all that hardware.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2007 #9 of 30
    HouseBowlrz

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    Same here ... my old oval dish was maybe 10 pounds and mounted on the side of my deck. The installer had to put this one on the roof because he felt the deck would not be able to sustain that much weight.
     
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    hope you dont walk on that deck
     
  11. SoCool

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    How much does a pound of feathers weigh? :lol:
     
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    more than a pound of gold
     
  13. RobertE

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    How much does it weight? Too much when you have to carry it to the very top of a ladder/roof. :(
     
  14. captain_video

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    Regardless of the weight, you'll need to install the additional braces required to support the new dish. The extra surface area will cause more problems due to wind than anything else.
     
  15. jbigbryw

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    This is not completely true. I have had 2 slimline dishes that I installed myself and the lnb arm on the dishes were not interchangable. On one dish it was crimped on (which was my problem when it blew over and bent that crimp) and the other was much more securely bolted on. If I could have just put on the new lnb arm I would have instead of assembling a whole new dish. The actual reflector dishes may be interchangeable and the lnb units themselves definately are but the mount and how it attached to the lnb arm were not. (Unless there is a way to do it that I am not aware of. Possibly an installer can chime in on this.)
     
  16. RobertE

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    You are correct.

    To break it down even further:

    On the AT-9, the only part that was interchangeable was the back assembly (AZ/EL adjustment part). Everything else was proprietary to that mfg.

    On the AU-9, the LNB, reflector & back assembly are interchangeable. The LNB arm and the portion it mounts to is not.
     
  17. Rich

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    Satellite dishes have always used the "Henway" measurement for weight and height. I think I read recently in one of the threads that a regular 5 LNB dish with roof mount weighs 14 henways.
     
  18. davring

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    Roasters or Friers? :)
     
  19. aim2pls

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    woosie ... its still lighter than two concrete blocks that commercial installers carry up ladders
     
  20. harsh

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    4"x8"x16" solid cinder blocks are approximately 26# each.
     
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