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I decided to upgrade the service. Tech arrived. Wanted to nail new antenna directly to my metal roof. Told him no, why don't you just switch out the unit already on the chimney? They are only allowed to mount on section they can reach from the top of the ladder. They are not allowed on roofs. Wanted to mount on fascia. Same problem. Penetration of fascia will lead to future rot. Called Dish. They were polite but you're outta luck.

Installation contract actually has a clause absolving them of responsibility if their installation damages your house. So when the screw holes begin to leak and water leaks rot out your roof decking, you have no recourse. Sneaky bastards. Sure wish we had cable here.

Whatever you do, don"t let a dish or direct TV Tech do this to your house. Oh well, I decided I don"t need the upgrade.
 
Posts: 853 | Location: Texas Hill Country | Registered: April 07, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I used to have DirecTV and they basically gave me the same deal, blah blah blah. I was like you. I had just installed a new roof and I was like no way I'm punching holes through it for tv. So we mounted it to a post/lattice deal that the guy was bitchy about too. Wasn't sturdy enough, blah blah. After two years of shoveling that dish I determined I'll never need one again. Lol
 
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I thought there was a ground mount option for extra money of course. My last house had a ground mount on the side of the house. I did not install the dish so not really sure...


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Posts: 3603 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Registered: February 27, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have Dish with a ground mount. They put steel conduit in the ground and mounted the dish to it. No way would I allow them to mount it to my roof.
 
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Got direct tv on a ground mount...easy to reach, solid, have never had any problems with it. Would never let them mount anything on the roof, either, especially now, we just got a new metal roof last spring.
 
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I have Dish with a ground mount. They put steel conduit in the ground and mounted the dish to it. No way would I allow them to mount it to my roof.


This is how mine is mounted. Roof mounting was out of the question for me as well.


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Posts: 1911 | Location: Central USA - Cornfields & Cows | Registered: May 19, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a Dish roof mount, was here when I bought the house. Last tech out here told me they can't service it anymore, I'll need another mount if the dish goes bad. Best part is that I have to remove the old dish!!


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Posts: 2190 | Location: Utah's Dixie | Registered: January 29, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Dish put their antenna on roof of my house. 1st storm, it blew over. Blah, blah, blah.. tech did this, tech did not do that, not techs fault...
Fortunately for me, my wife worked nights so therefor was home for the install; and purchased the $6/mo. insurance. I would not have spent money on this. Once she told them we had their insurance, they sent repair company to fix roof, and re-install new dish, this time using lag bolts that went into....the rafters. Ta-da.

We moved, got u-verse in new house. No problems.
 
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I'm dish-ignorant, so forgive this if it sounds stupid.
Could the dish be mounted in the attic? That's where I put my broadcast TV antennae.


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I'm dish-ignorant, so forgive this if it sounds stupid.
Could the dish be mounted in the attic? That's where I put my broadcast TV antennae.


No. It needs a clear line-of-sight to the satellite, so that's why it's always mounted up high on a roof normally.


 
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A satellite dish has to have a clear view of the satellite, AFAIK. The tech bolted ours to a big concrete paver block and set it on a low pitch part of our roof. It worked fine for years until we got sick of spending $$$ on the tripe that is on television.




 
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A satellite dish has to have a clear view of the satellite, AFAIK. The tech bolted ours to a big concrete paver block and set it on a low pitch part of our roof. It worked fine for years until we got sick of spending $$$ on the tripe that is on television.

That's why we went to broadcast TV. I built my own out of extra wood, wire and spent $3.99 for a baum adaptor. Live 50 miles from anything; get 54 channels.
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