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06-09-2012 01:55 PM #1
Looking for local installer in Tahoe
Have just had both Dish and DirecTV out and company guys can't install due to tall pines on my lot blocking 1 or more satellites. Common around here.
Both installers agree I have a great tree perfect for dish mounting...but only a private installer can do it (guess the company guys are prohibited from attaching to a tree).
I have been searching in vain through Google for someone local (Reno/Tahoe) with no luck.
Anyone on this forum know a good listing of local installers for this area?
Thanks! I will be doomed to Suddenlink if I can't get this to work :-(
06-09-2012 04:35 PM #2Publican
Attaching a dish to a tree is precarious. The tree grows taller and you lose signal. The tree sways in the wind and you lose signal..... You will not be happy with a tree mount, for long.....Bobby
06-09-2012 06:53 PM #3
Why wont a pole mount work? Are they telling you to mount it high in a tree? I wouldn't recommend it.
06-10-2012 01:23 AM #4SatelliteGuys Freshman
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The problem is that to get a hole in the sky through surrounding trees the dish needs to be about 30 ft up. The tree I'm describing is a 3-foot wide giant sequoia so it doesn't move ever.
Not ideal but no other option I'm afraid...alas the hunt for a private installer continues.
06-10-2012 09:51 AM #5
The bigger problem might be when the "hole" starts to close up.
That being said, my 500 dish has been about 15ft up a tree for almost 10 years, never had to adjust it.
06-10-2012 10:39 AM #6