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Sky dish installation

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by fungus-fingers, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. fungus-fingers

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    Have moved house and cannot have my sky+ moved over/installed because of tall trees at the back of the house. Sky installation guy says trees are too tall for pole installation on roof. He suggested attaching a pole to the garden shed for mounting the dish because there was a gap in the trees which would allow a signal to pass through. This would require minimal tree surgery, just a few branches and some shrubbery to get rid of, as opposed to £1000 to top 2 large trees, which will of course grow again.

    Any ideas if attaching a pole to the garden shed will be robust enough? if so, what type of pole, fixings etc and where is the best place to get em (B&Q)?. Could the dish be attached directly to the garden shed? Any ideas greatly appreciated. Life is unbearable without sky+. I have kept my subscription running even though I cannot watch sky.

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    A minidish will be fine on a garden shed, provided that the shed itself is not going to move!

    Most Sky minidishes will attach easily to a 1.5" diameter pole. (Some like the Triax version will need a "U" bolt - not supplied with the dish).

    If the unsecured section of pole (between mounting bracket and dish bracket) is more than about 600mm then I would use a 2" diameter pole.

    I think B&Q might sell the fittings. Otherwise try a mail-order company if you don't have a local aerial shop.
     
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    Many thanks for the help. Just nned to get a little tree surgery done before calling out the Sky installation guy.

    Cheers :smashin:

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    Tree surgery may not be as expensive as you think (depending on where you live). I had 9 x 30 foot Leylandii taken down to gound level last year for around £400. This didn't include stump removal but was a lot less than I was expecting to pay. My guy was based in North Essex & was fully qualified & insured. PM me if you want his details.
     
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    Many thanks for the offer, but I live in Belfast so asking him to come over here may be costly. I'll get a guy out next week to give me a quotation and take it from there.

    Cheers

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