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Free dish installations #115724 12/12/03 08:59 PM
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I saw this at work today...
[Linked Image]

Then realized the same guy must have done the whole street! [Linked Image]


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Re: Free dish installations #115725 12/12/03 10:17 PM
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I install about 15 Star Choice systems a week. That top photo sure would not be compliant for our CEC. I wonder why it was installed that way. On the Bottom photos I sure wish our jobs were that easy.

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Re: Free dish installations #115726 12/13/03 02:33 AM
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Well....the excuse could be the dishes are grounded/bonded/whatever. [Linked Image]

Interesting construction.....you don't see row-houses like that (and that clean) in da big city here. Dig the numbers on the street too. [Linked Image]

In all seriusness, is there a chance that water can leak through the holes that contain the bolts holding the antenna to the meter pan?

What if one of those screws hit a live conductor in there? God help the person who goes ahead to try and re-align the dish after it's been knocked out of position by a runaway basketball.

Betcha the guy used sheet metal screws.....

Re: Free dish installations #115727 12/13/03 09:06 AM
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I really do not think that they are mounted to the meters. They are mounted just above the meters on the wall.

Re: Free dish installations #115728 12/13/03 12:01 PM
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In the first picture you couldn't even open the panel.

In the second picture I wanted to bring up a question: This is a violation of dedicated working space. How many of you would red-tag for it though?

Sven: These are townhouses that are about 3(?) years old.


Ryan Jackson,
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Re: Free dish installations #115729 12/13/03 02:28 PM
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The one that is mounted behind that tree will probably loose signal when the leaves return in the summer

Re: Free dish installations #115730 12/14/03 05:41 AM
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Apparently the installer has no common sense.

I wonder whether he had a ladder either: Why did he mount all these dishes so low?

Re: Free dish installations #115731 12/14/03 11:38 AM
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The installer that put my dish up when I lived "out in the sticks" got paid per unit.
The guy worked his tail off, as I had so many trees around that he couldn't get a good shot at the satellite.
Maybe this one was trying to make up for folks like me.
Re: the second picture
Is this really a violation?
You know, our "combination", or "all-in-one" resi services here have an inherent problem, in that the cover hinges are normally mounted on the top.
It's not uncommon to see guys working on a panel with the cover balanced on their head. I unscrew them, and set them aside, but then I'm old, not bold...S

Re: Free dish installations #115732 12/14/03 12:03 PM
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In the first picture it wouldn't surprise me if the Customer was being insistant about having the dish mounted low so it wouldn't 'ugly up' the wall. The Installer is at fault though for not knowing better.

Bill


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Re: Free dish installations #115733 12/15/03 01:52 AM
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Big Jim Offline
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Just to add to the overall quality, notice how close the gas meters are to the services.

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