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LNB's Keep Icing Up

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BillJ, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. BillJ

    BillJ Icon

    May 5, 2005
    I've had Dish for over 15 years but never had this problem before. A little over a year ago on a service call for LNB drift the techs insisted on replacing the dish and relocating it. Until then I'd had occasional issues with snow or ice on the dish itself but never on the LNB's, which were sheltered in the former location from blowing rain and snow. The new dish is black and I have never had ice on it in 13 months. The the LNB's have become coated with thick ice half a dozen times because in the new location they are fully exposed to weather from all directions.

    The old location was 4 feet off the ground so clearing the dish was easy. The new location is over 10 feet off the ground so I bought a SuperSoaker. I have to give the LNB's a good soaking with hot water to clear them. Happened again in yesterday's storm. Dish completely clear but almost 1/2" of ice on the LNB's.

    I've read many suggestions for keeping snow and ice of the dish surface. Are there any ways to reduce or prevent ice formation on LNB's?
  2. Mike109

    Mike109 Legend

    Jun 28, 2010
    Please take a look at the thread "Signal Loss due to snow ?".

    I probably have the same problem that you have. I wish I could get better look at the LNBs in order to see if there really is ice on them.

    Does your SuperSoaker actually shoot 25 feet?
  3. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    You could move the dish back to the oid iocation.
  4. Mike109

    Mike109 Legend

    Jun 28, 2010
    The dish has had only one location. The installer placed it near the edge of the roof so that if it needed any repairs or maintenance the tech would not have to get on the roof, which would be especially helpful in bad weather.

    I'm glad it's where it is located. I just don't have a long extension ladder like the Dish techs have on their trucks.
  5. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    Google LNB rain hoods.

    Might help
  6. Mike109

    Mike109 Legend

    Jun 28, 2010
    Everything starting working today so I guess whatever was on the dish or LNBs has melted off.

    I think it's time to get a long range super soaker or maybe build one.
  7. rcadss

    rcadss Cool Member

    May 12, 2011
    Here in Utah, I always put a trash bag over the whole dish. Make sure it is tight over it. I have notice no signal loss all winter.

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