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Removing Dish From Roof ???
Hey there, just wondering if anyone has experience removing a dish? I just cancelled the Dish net because I only have the great option to buy the HD Dual DVR receiver for $698. When I saw that shortly after purchasing my $2000 HDTV, I was stunned!!!
That is the most absurd thing I've ever heard in my life. Talk about screwing your existing customers. I heard maybe next month that may change, but that is so ridiculous I don't care if it's gonna change.
Anyway, back to my previous question. Anyone know how to get these things off the roof? Is it just a few bolts? Do I need to unplug any wiring first? I'd prefer not to pay them $99 bucks to come get it which is another thing that is annoying. They don't come get their own equipment.
I really liked dish and loved the dual DVR receiver and the programming and price...but this past week really changed my mind about them.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
01-05-2006 10:12 PM
All you have to do is take the 3 to 5 screws out of the foot/mast. They usually have either 7/16" or 1/2" heads on them. When you take them out I would highly recommend putting some kind of tar or silicone where the holes were to prevent leaking. Pretty simple job.
I would never remove a foot from a roof unless there was no other choice. If it dosent leek now why remove the bolts. however if yo must remove somthing remove the LNB only its all they will want back any way. If you want dish off then unbolt the mast from the foot.
if you feel you need to remove the foot, use tar that comes in caulking tubes. and inject all you can get into the holes. silicone wont last.
Roofing caulk will hold for a long time, maybe even until you re-roof in a few years. But plan on checking it and repairing it every storm season.
Another simple solution is to fill the holes with roof caulk and install flashing under each damaged shingle--be sure to start at the bottom and work up.
The real solution is to replace the existing damaged shingles, if you have some extras from a recent re-roofing. Anything over 5 years old would likely not match the "fading" of the existing roof.
A less attractive option is to carefully remove a section of shingles around the area and reinstall them--staggering the damaged ones so the holes don't line up and apply the roof caulk to the underside of the holes.
You would also need to look at the holes created by bolts into your sheathing. When you have the shingles removed, use urethane glue and wood dowels for plugs. Then re-paper and shingle the area.
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