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
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.