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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by TMOMADMAX, Nov 20, 2011.
I use Pam cooking spray. Snow slides right off.
Not recommended. It can stain your dish after a while.
I have used PAM as well, why is this a problem ?
I am lazy. But my cheapness far outweighs my laziness.:hurah:
Why would you be so Cheap when once you do it you are done and you are able to get HDTV thruout the winter months without the pain of having to go outside and clean the dish off???
Amazing how cheap some people can be!!! :lol:
Don't use the Pam that has Butter in it as it will Stain. Use the Original Pam.
I got the Dupont Snow and Ice Repellent last week and sprayed it on the dish.
We had 2 or 3 inches of wet snow overnight and the dish had snow on it this morning.
It looks like there might have been a freezing rain before it changed to snow.
Cost of falling from ladder and breaking back =
Cost of dish heater =
I just had a DirecTv Slimline SWiM8 with 6 receivers set up today. The dish had to be located on the corner on the grage roof due to line of sight. This is a 30' climb as well. Snow never crossed my mind until reading this thread.....
What would be considered a snowfall signifigant of interfering with the signal? I am in Maine as we can have big Nor'easters....next to nothing yet this year though.
I am not against adding a heater but not if its not nessesary. But i will not climb on the roof after every dusting of snow either.
Wet heavy snow blocks the signal.
Is the dish way up there due to line of site, or did tech just put it up there. A dish relocation is $49, if it can be placed where you may clean it off while standing on the ground. Pam a big no-no folks as over time it get sticky and will cause snow / ice to stick. Rain-X or DuPont Snow/Ice repellant far better solutions.
That is what I use...
I use Super Soaker filled with RainX winter formulation. Not just good for melting snow, but gives that RAINx micro-layer so future water/snow will bead off the dish. Problem with spraying pure warm water at the dish is that you do melt off what's there, but you end up with a water layer on the dish that will freeze right back up again.
Was about to post a squirt gun of some type and windshield washer fluid. the -30° kind.
We have had over 50" of snow this season so far. I have not lost signal at all since I got my Hot Shot heater, including the 17" blast we got this weekend!
Colorado powder has almost no water content if memory serves...
You can spray Pam cooking spray on dish.
Yea, if you want the dish to collect every drop of sap and dust in the air once it gets sticky in the sun. Nu finish (for cars) http://www.amazon.com/Nu-Finish-Liquid-Car-Polish/dp/tags-on-product/B000BPSW7C works pretty well, but a dish heater is the correct answer if you have so much snow it sits in the dish.
Wish there was something for the arm and LNB!