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Relocating dish after installation yesterday?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by joest73, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. cosmo

    cosmo AllStar

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    on the first pic (img 0163) id have put the dish on the rear lower portion of the house
    no need for it at the peak of the house. i dont think your tree would be in the way at all from the pictures.
     
  2. joest73

    joest73 Cool Member

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    Is that because of the size of dish?
     
  3. joest73

    joest73 Cool Member

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    That is what I thought but too late now. I really don't want any other holes in the roof. It is staying where it is or it is coming down and mounted on a pole.
     
  4. OTAHDFORME

    OTAHDFORME New Member

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    Well ... I didn't know any better 6 years ago when my dish was installed, toward the peak of the roof, over a "living area" ... but even though it was not anchored in a stud, there are still no signs of leaking even after a hurricane that wreaked havoc in the neighborhood a few years ago.

    However, to properly ground the replacement installation, the installer said that they will have to put it next to the edge of the roof on the side of the house where the electric service is.

    If my husband approves, and they can get the necessary LOS, I would prefer a pole mount when they upgrade this dish (barring fighting with the Home Owners Association). But, I can testify that six years later, we are still leak free with the prior installation. I guess that "eventually" could be a long time, and a roof install does warrant regular inspection. Then again, I suppose I should just view this as that we have been "lucky."
     
  5. Blaze

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    I will call BS on this one i never heard or read anything .

    Read this
    http://www.dbstalk.com/archive/index.php/t-102349.html
     
  6. cartrivision

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    There is almost never any reason to ever mount a dish at or near the peak of any roof, and it certainly wasn't necessary in your case. From your pictures it's evident that you would be able to get a clear line of sight if the dish was mounted near the lowest edge of the roof in the lower left corner of the roof as it appears in your first picture. That would also hide the dish from the front views of your house.
     
  7. cartrivision

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    Those trees across the street are not an issue and not a valid reason for installing the dish at the roof peak.
     
  8. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    You're ALLOWED to do (almost) anything you want to your property.

    To say that "If you put a KaKu ODU on a chimney, it'll eventually fall off." is a MUCH more accurate and likely statement than, "If you put an ODU over a living area, it's gonna leak! wonk wonk wonk.."
     
  9. joe diamond

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    Time for the description of the pic I can't find!

    The shot is a brick chimney down in the middle of a street with a Directv 18" attached. The hurricane blew the house away and the chimney with dish made it into the street pretty much intact. The caption was "..installer backcharged for failure to attach the dish to a secure part of the structure..."

    The KaKu dishes are a bit bigger and the HSPs don't want to roll the dice that their man can install anchors that will both hold the dish and not wreck the brick work...ergo "No dishes on walls"

    Skill + Tapcons = no problamas.

    Joe
     
  10. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I had a 30 foot high galvanized steel amateur radio tower (must have weighed 300 lbs NOT counting the massive beam rotating on top of it) mounted on my roof for 15 years and never had a drop of water. Finally took it down when the ROOF needed replacing (it was almost 30yrs old). If done properly the dish installation will not leak.
     
  11. bixler

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    Why don't you access something a little more recent than 2007....:hurah:. What's to say they were doing this in 2007, encountered too many calls with problems, and now do not suggest these mounts? This is 2010, find a post a little more recent than this. :nono2:
     
  12. Talos4

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    Why do people insist on mounting a nearly 2' x 3' sail on their chimney's?

    Take that dish and hold on to it during the next day the winds approach 15 - 20 mph. Can you hold it still?

    Is you chimney strong enough to handle that kind of wind load and much higher during storms?
    Is the mortar in good condition?
    Are the bricks in good condition?
    Is the cap in good condition?

    and how do you know? Are you a mason? Is the D* installer? I'm not, I'd ask a mason. What do I know, I'm a roofer.

    Fire place? Gas or wood burning? Creasote, soot and ash can't be good on a dish.

    If any of the above are suspect and you install the dish to the chimney, you'll be back saying your suing the installer and anyone else you can think of because you wanted them to install it there because the roof was going to leak and now the chimney is falling apart.

    Don't be surprised if you cannot find an installer that will install a dish on the chimney. Most will not. If one does, Good Luck! In the future walk out of the door on the opposite side of the house.

    Falling bricks and mortar hurt.
     
  13. TwoPhases

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    Directv should make more aerodynamic dishes.
     
  14. Blaze

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    You can use Bolts or a chimney strap.Let me guess you never heard of that?:nono2:


    the way i have my Dish installed the minute that fly's off am running like hell.........
     

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