Sky+ partly installed by me - will Sky get awkward?


Standard Member
I've taken the plunge and ordered though Sky themselves a Sky+ and a mirror sub Sky to be 'installed' (for £0) next Tuesday. :D

The thing is, I've already laid all the necessary CT100 cable from the lounge and bedroom up through the loft. I've also fitted a Triax Zone 2 Sky oval dish to the gable end apex (6.2m high), the loft cabling already put through the wall to the dish (and siliconed).

All the guy has to do is:
- Fit the LNB
- Terminate cables and connect to LNB
- Align dish
- Connect the boxes (cable 'room ends' already fitted with F conn's)

I'm assuming he won't have a problem with this :confused:

If he is happy, will I have to sign some disclaimer for the installed gear?

Anyones' experince of this scenario greatly appreciated.


I laid my own CT100 cable while I was renovating my place and the Sky engineer was more than happy just to install the dish and fit F connectors at the end of each cable run ...


Novice Member
I don't think the installer will have a problem and an installer on a warranty call out should just see a Zone 2 dish with a proper LNB etc all with the paperwork for a genuine SKY installation.
I very much doubt you would be required to sign anything by the original installer, might be worth keeping the Zone1 dish though, it is yours:)

I would hope that a simple LNB install and alignment along with the good cable run should mean any problems would only come from the SKY+ itself and a swap out is the normal procedure anyway.


Standard Member
Despite it saying not to on the box, I unpacked and installed everything. The installer arrived, put up the new LNB and the additional cable to the back of the box and thanked me for saving him time!!


Standard Member
Thanks for the reassurance everybody. :thumbsup:

Believe me, I have every intention of getting a Zone 1 dish off the installer (and some cable perhaps) :cool:

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