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  1. raven219

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    Anyone been through this with Sky?

    I will soon be having an extension built. Of course it is right where the dish is so it will have to come down. And then 4-6 weeks later, it will have to go back up again.

    1. Will Sky lash the dish up on a temporary basis?
    2. As the new location will be further away, does this mean a complete new cable run?
    3. No doubt Sky will charge for this :(

    Any advice would be welcome
     
  2. jedimaster1971

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    the dish will be put up where the cable run is going to be the shorteset, and they arnt installed temporarily, when they are up they are up......

    You are aware of the building work prior to the install so expect to be charged, in the region of £65 quid, unless you complain aftwerwards and say 1 when the wife came in from work she was not happy with dish position
    2 its in a dangerous position

    but the best by far is
    3 its on a neighbours proprety

    you will then get a free resite........

    My advvise is to find a location where it can be installed during the building work and then leave it there.

    If you were local I could arrange to have it secured to scaffolding whilst building work is carried out the re-installed afterwards, you might be able to get a local contracter to carry this out for a few quid

    cheers
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    That's what I was going to suggest - get a local contractor to do it.
     
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    You're right, it's not that difficult. The most common mistake is that people find the wrong satellite with their meters. There's a satellite (roughly) every 3 degrees in that part of the sky ! :)
     
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    Strapping it to the scaffold during the building works might be an option. I will have to speak to the builder.

    Next step - Yellow pages to get quotes from local contractors.

    Thanks
     

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