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Installing pole to mount dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by willis3, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    I've read that some people will fill the pipe with concrete to help stiffen it.
  2. willis3

    willis3 Godfather

    Feb 2, 2007
    All set.. checked the dishpointer iphone app.. is it accurate?
    I had all 3 sats line up near where he told me to put pol.. but now I have 1 (103) that i can't get a clear line with.. should I click lock compass?
  3. o0nephsbirth0o

    o0nephsbirth0o Cool Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    aslong as you put it in the exact spot he told you...you should be good. that app for the iphone is off by a few degrees...if your getting the 101, and it looks like a pretty big window, 9/10 your getting the other two that you need.
  4. willis3

    willis3 Godfather

    Feb 2, 2007
    I used regular quickcrete .. how long should I wait to install dish?
  5. johnp37

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    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    I would give it 24 hrs. for non-quik set concrete but definitely use a water/concrete mix but not soupy. Be absolutely certain the pole is level/plumb. Cannot stress that enough. Devise some sort of support while it sets up.
  6. wallfishman

    wallfishman Icon

    Dec 31, 2008
    thats all i use anymore. i have a compass somewhere iphones more fun !! . dont lock compass. all that does is freeze it in the last known position. hold it up steady and at the SAME TIME hit the button that turns off iphone (top right) and your select button (square in the bottom middle). that will take a snapshot of whats on your screen. post it here if u can im interested to see your los..
  7. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
  8. freerein100

    freerein100 Legend

    Dec 13, 2007
    Another easy way to trench run a coax or low voltage cable if you have dirt and no rock is to drive your shovel straight down and open up a pocket and push the cable in. It goes real easy if you have a sharp shovel and a helper to place the cable as you go along
  9. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
  10. willis3

    willis3 Godfather

    Feb 2, 2007
  11. wallfishman

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    Dec 31, 2008
    Godf job man !! you should be good to go forever according to that shot....
  12. mongo31

    mongo31 New Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    I went to the local muffler shop and asked for a 6.5' 2" O.D. exhaust pipe. They had a 7.5'. They cut 1' off and cross-notched one end about 2" down and then I took a hammer and with a few hits this is what it looked like.

    Then dug the 36" hole, with a flare at the bottom to prevent heaving. 2 bags of quick set quickcrete poured into the hole, plummed, set and good to go.


    Sat_Pipe end.jpg

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