Random question about satellite dish

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  1. scotty69

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    Does anyone know what size the coach bolts are that are used to secure the sat dish together?
    Thanks in advance Adam
     
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    Which model of sat dish?

    There must be dozens... :)
     
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    Just a normal sky mini dish
     
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    There have been four different versions over the years, two different sizes and several different manufacturers - so more info needed or a photo of dish plus dimension across dish face. There is no normal Sky dish.
     
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    They are not held together with coach bolts, but fixed to the wall with 10mm coach bolts (10mm holes).
    They are held together with self tapping screws, and short bolts with 10mm nuts.
     
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    that's actually a zone 2 & quite a different design from the popular zone one's & the arm type plus the lnb fitting is different.

    I did find another but just look what happens to the bricks & mortar line @ 5:39:eek:

    making&install dish - YouTube


    The mortar joint had clearly already failed to the right but you should really be looking at the building & wall you are working on not just fitting a dish, especially doing a video of it:facepalm:. (should use the bricks in most cases btw)
     
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    That video horrified me.
    Installer took the easy option of mounting into the mortar joints - bad idea. You can see the cracks appearing already; what would happen once the wind imposed some real stress on the fixings ?
     
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    They are fixed to the wall with coach bolt screws, I'm after the short coach bolts which hold the arm in place. You say they are also 10mm
    Cheers
     
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    It's quite funny really ... "you were only putting a sky dish up ... & you couldn't get that right ":facepalm: :rotfl:

    It wouldn't be funny if it fell on someone or resulted in much more serious building damage, but you do see plenty of cracks/ poor & failed mortar joints etc.. & the other end of the scale- some really good construction ... that looks like either a poor mortar mix &/or maybe it was built in really hot weather & allowed to go off too fast..

    not sure about using a 24v to screw them in either - you can't feel what's happening.... more a "how to chuck up a sky dish".
     
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    That's a bolt, not a coach bolt, their's the confusion. I think it's a m8?, but the bolt has a 10mm nut. Try your local ironmongers/fixings shop, they should be able to help you, take the dish with you.
     

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