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IowaCowboy
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reply to ke4pym

Re: Tree obstructing DirecTV Dish

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Jack_in_VA
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You have tree limbs obstructing your satellite reception. No need for a new bunch of pictures. You have two courses of action. Cut the limbs back or move the dish to a location that is not obstructed. Your need is to correct your reception issues.

Why don't you call Directv and ask them what the charge is to move the dish? I bet it will be less expensive than hiring someone to trim the tree limbs.



Jack_in_VA
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reply to IowaCowboy

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Hall
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Germantown, OH
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reply to IowaCowboy

Until you posted that middle picture (away from house, right at corner), I wasn't sure how those branches were blocking the signal.

Problem with moving the dish is in general, they won't install it "above" living space. Notice where the dish is now ? It's above the eave. Straight down isn't any living space (although in reality, any water could end up inside). You have no overhang on that side going up towards the peak.



Jack_in_VA
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said by Hall:

Until you posted that middle picture (away from house, right at corner), I wasn't sure how those branches were blocking the signal.

Problem with moving the dish is in general, they won't install it "above" living space. Notice where the dish is now ? It's above the eave. Straight down isn't any living space (although in reality, any water could end up inside). You have no overhang on that side going up towards the peak.

That statement is incorrect. Directv will in fact install it anywhere on a roof where they can obtain an unobstructed signal. I have 2 installations near me with the dish on the roof ridge of the houses.


StillLearn
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reply to IowaCowboy

The new pictures show the situation better. If you could pull that window AC out temporarily, you could reach out the window with one of these. »www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-14-f···00153111

Maybe the landlord would assist, or you may have a friend who already has a tree trimming pole.



chip89
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join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
reply to Jack_in_VA

Dirctv and dish will both install over living spaces I have a old dishtv dish that is over my bed left for from the old people that lived there.



Jack_in_VA
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said by chip89:

Dirctv and dish will both install over living spaces I have a old dishtv dish that is over my bed left for from the old people that lived there.

I know Directv will. Not sure about Dish.


IowaCowboy
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reply to chip89

said by chip89:

Dirctv and dish will both install over living spaces I have a old dishtv dish that is over my bed left for from the old people that lived there.

My installer a few years ago coated the lag bolts with silicone sealant (although I would have used roofing tar if I was installing it myself).