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Wall mount and monopoles?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by iluvtv, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. iluvtv

    iluvtv Legend

    Sep 29, 2005
    Installed my slimline dish on wall the other day, it is mounted with 6 lag screws into the plate on a walk out basement so it's good and solid. I have some monopoles that I want to add to give extra support for both wind and weight but am unsure of how or where they should be positioned. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I am not an installer but I was a lifetime Machinist.
    If this is installed on a vertical wall, I would put the mono poles at about 30 degrees off both sides of the centerline of the bottom.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Short monopole goes in front of mast. long monopole goes parallel with LNB, best in opposite side
  4. samrs

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC
    I used two long mono-poles and angled them off to either side.

    Make sure you use a ground.

    If you use a short mono-pole it just goes straight back.

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  5. iluvtv

    iluvtv Legend

    Sep 29, 2005
    Thanks guys. i have solid backing to screw into off to the sides so will likely go 3 and 9 o'clock. Anything is better than nothing I guess.

    As far as grounding a wall mount dish I've never grounded one in the 18 years I've had one installed, maybe I should start, although likely much more important on a roof mount. Can one mount the grounding block on side of house close to the dish and then run ground wire down to an 8 ft rod in the ground,
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    You can mount the ground block anywhere as long as it is within 20 ft of the ground source. if you are going to use another ground rod, it must be bonded to the main rod

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  7. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Just me and how I like things, but on a frame wall, I put the base on a stud, and a monopole on each adjacent stud. I like the monopoles level, and usually use 2 long ones. I have the monopoles on the vertical segment of the mast just below where the alt/az clamps on.

    Looks nice (symmetrical) and is about as sturdy as it is going to get on a wood stud wall.

    I haven't seen much increase in rigidity on cement walls with monopoles, but I usually do them the same way there.

    Had a contractor doing landscaping with a bobcat, and after he smashed the KaKu dish, he let me know he noticed right away he had hit something. The same guy destroyed an air conditioner on the same house and didn't notice that till he started working the other way and saw it.


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