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Thread: Ike didn't blow down my dish
09-15-2008 11:45 AM #1
Ike didn't blow down my dish
Even a hurricane w/ 90mph+ winds in my area didn't blow either of my 2 dishes off my roof. Unbelievable! We've had other near misses in the past few years w/ no problems either. I thought for sure they would get wrecked in this storm.
09-15-2008 04:52 PM #2
Consider yourself blessed or lucky or both.
09-19-2008 04:34 PM #3
Didn't blow down my dishes either ,because I took them down before the storm and put them in the house. I can't repeak yet because no electricity yet. My dad and mom 's house they left the dishes up and the storm "reaimed" the side sat dish for 61.5 . I had to go over to their house and repeak their dish since they do have electricity. I hope to have the power back tommorrow. I am really missing my hd tv and all the shows I like to watch. OF course I am also missing hot showers and clean clothes too. Don't get me started on the spreadable meat sandwiches I have had to eat since last week. I hope I never see those again.
09-19-2008 04:54 PM #4Supporting Founder
When Ivan hit in 04, Neither of my dishes were damaged, but mjy 60 foot Magnolia tree was blow down over the top of my back yard gazebo. My privaticy fence was destroyed, MY roofing on my house had to be replaced. MY neighbors 3 pine trees were down laying in my yard. My 12 foot mesh dish was destroyed and the 4 inch iron pipe that it was mounted on was bent, yet both of my dishes mounted on the eve of my house worked fine by generator on my 19 inch tv for the 14 days that I was without electricity. I emphasize with those of you in the Galveston area. I have been there. PS Cox cable was out even longer.
09-21-2008 04:17 PM #5
Ike got my dish
The one that was "professionally" installed by E*; but not the 90cm dish that I installed...in fact the wife watched CCTV right up until 4am when the power went out. And is watching it now that power is back on - it didn't even strip the plastic gears in the motor.
Anyway, the E* dish bounced around until it popped open one of my whirlybirds, forcing me to go into the attic to tarp the rain into a plastic tub (no water on the ceiling ). The noise in the attic from the wind was a bit terrifying.
Amazingly the two RG-6 cables attached to the dish kept if from actually flying away - this giving a hint as to just how poorly it been installed. They managed to completely miss the rafters with the lag screws...and the lag screws were only 2 inches long.
Dish has some splainin' to do.
09-21-2008 04:31 PM #6