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Moving & Need to Cancel - What To Expect?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gator5000e, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. gator5000e

    gator5000e Godfather

    Aug 29, 2006
    A higher mast would seemingly make it more vulnerable to wind, I would think. I wish I could find an installer who could give me an advisory visit, but D* says that won't do that.
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Regardless, you need to start out by scheduling a movers connection. Take all your receivers and accessories with you, just leave the dish at the old location.

    When your installer shows up, he can check for line of site and all the other variables. If it turns out a non-pen mount is a viable solution, you may have to reschedule the install. I would not order it in advance though (unless you can return it), in case there is some other issue (such as no LOS). Also check with the landlord/management company about using non-pen mounts. That shouldn't be a problem, but worth verifying.

    If you have a regular window near the patio door, you might consider bringing the coax in that way as opposed to using flat wire. You can build a small trim block that has enough space for the coax to go through, close the window down on top of that, then use a shim cut to the proper length to lock the window in place. You could actually do that with your patio door also, but that could be more difficult to weather seal or make aesthetically acceptable.
  3. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Rohn has multiple types of non-pen mounts and they even have a brochure on this page (http://www.rohnnet.com/non-penetrating-roof-mounts) that provides required ballast (e.g. bricks) for various wind speeds.

    I saw one mount is rated for up to 256 mph winds -- but it needs 1,250 lbs of ballast. Probably not feasible, required or desired for your situation.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Just get a used car- crushed to the size of a coffee table- and there's your ballast! Good cocktail hour item, too!
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    It would really take a hurricane type winds to move this 400LB non-pen. I'll be worried about other things if that happens.
  6. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    Exactly, and like I said, if there is a hurricane coming and you are that worried about it, move it inside. But for 99% of storms it's going to be just fine.

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