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Installation Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by selfdbs, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    Hello i was wondering how would i go about installing a dish onto balcony railing i have see and heard about using a u-mount bracket to attach to the railing of a balcony but dont know where to get a u-mount bracket so i can install the dish
     
  2. samrs

    samrs MANC

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  3. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

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    Alternative:
    If the railing has a rectangular cross section.
    I picked up a couple of these a few years back for ~$35 each.
    Highly recommend.
    Steren Mount
     
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    The mount that samrs posted is designed for wooden posts - if your balcony just has a metal railing it won't be strong enough to handle the wind loading on the slimline dish and you would need to use a non-penetrating mount on the balcony floor.
     
  5. west99999

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    The rail mount is not just intended for wood it can be used on either.
     
  6. selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    well my belcony is a metal one and what i was trying to get at is if i could find a local place that someone could tell me where i could get a 'U' bolt for 1.25" (32mm) diameter pole or smaller

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    reason why im asking is cause my last installer used something like this and i have been seening them installed just that way my question is would any local place carry something like this?
     
  7. selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    Nevermind i found where to get and thanks for everyone helping me out
     

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