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Mertzen said:
Fire away boys :lol: :grin: :hurah:
:eek2:

Thats nuts man.

What are you going to do when the call in a couple of months for the HD upgrade? :lol:
 

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RobertE said:
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Thats nuts man.

What are you going to do when the call in a couple of months for the HD upgrade? :lol:
Take dish down, selftap 2" pipe to this, mount dish. :lol:
 

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That thing holds up in the wind????
 

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tonyd79 said:
That thing holds up in the wind????
thats what i was thinking...

is that a slimline or a phase 3?
 

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tonyd79 said:
That thing holds up in the wind????
3 months up there and counting. And plenty of summer thunderstorms have passed.

jefbal99 said:
is that a slimline or a phase 3?
Phase3. But I have done a slimline in a similar way.

fl panthers said:
nice lightning rod
That's why it's grounded. Plus there are taller trees and buildings around.
 

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Mertzen said:
Fire away boys :lol: :grin: :hurah:
Looks good today................The other extreme is a chimney sitting in the middle of an intersection with the same dish attached......The caption was something like THIS IS WHY I DON'T DO DTV ANY MORE. THE HSP BACK CHARGED ME FOR FAILURE TO CONNECT THE DISH TO A SECURE PART OF THE STRUCTURE. This was with hurricane winds. What I see will last about a week.

Joe
 

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west99999 said:
I am just wondering how you sighted that thing in.:lol:
Easy, I've done many of them.

Peak the dish on a known plumbed pole.

Lock the dish to the long pole to be installed.

Plumb the long pole on the mount.

Swing the azmuth of the pole at the mounting base until the signal is peaked.

Lock the pole on the base, while making sure that it is plumb.
 

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The funny thing is that dishes seem much less sturdy than they really are.

In the Hurricane Charlie in FL a few years ago, out on the islands houses were stripped bare with all the windows gone, roofs off, etc. and yet phase 3 and oval dishes were all over still mounted to their soffets and fench posts/etc. many still in working order and alignment.

Quite a funny sight, and a few still are around even today.


Now, I cant imagine this would go through a hurricane, but it looks plenty good to tough it through regular storms and what not ;)
 

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Grentz said:
Now, I cant imagine this would go through a hurricane, but it looks plenty good to tough it through regular storms and what not ;)
Yeah, we don't get too many of them here anyway. Plus it would be the last thing on many people's mind if it did. :lol:
 

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been there. Done that. you plumb the pole once it's up, and turn it for signal.

I've done about 5 of these. hoo-rah. Never had a 30 day (back then it was 30) call-back on one, either.
 
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