Best solution for keeping snow off my dish

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  1. smakovits

    smakovits Thread Starter Member

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    I did some poking around and found a few threads, but nothing seemed very current. I was curious what is recommended as the best solution for heating my dish to keep off unwanted snow and ice. Last night we had our first wet heavy snow and I lost signal. I finally got a few channels back around 930 today, but still not everything. I started to looking in to heating solution and found a few that you may stick on the back of the dish, other say they use a few flood lamps when needed. I am just curious to see what others do when the dish is on the roof. I am looking to be efficient and also cost effective if possible. thanks
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  2. papalittle

    papalittle Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I use Car wax the paste type. Also heard that rain-x works good too.
  3. vash1090

    vash1090 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Teflon-based cooking spray.
  4. navychop

    navychop Member of the Month - July 2014! Pub Member / Supporter

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    I'm still trying to decide if it's more important to clear the dish or clear the LNBs.
  5. HIFI

    HIFI Resident Psycho Pub Member / Supporter

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    supersoaker and warm water
  6. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Family

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    The old way is still the best way: a dish heater.
  7. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing PIT MEMBER

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    Move where it doesn't snow. :p
  8. pabeader

    pabeader Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    umbrella over dish. since signal comes from lower, it won't block it.
  9. smoeke

    smoeke Member

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    make a roof for it.

    i never get snow on mine at all

    roof can hang about 1 foot over dish and signal comes in at a lower angle.
  10. renegade734

    renegade734 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Flame thrower :)
  11. gearheadchnc

    gearheadchnc Member

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    Heating is good. Teflon spray also but spray both the dish and the entire lnb and a dish 500 or 500+ or 1000+ or 1000.2 will do better then a 61.5 or eastern arc due to its lower dish elevation settings. Personal experince.
  12. Sassan

    Sassan Member

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    Rain X is cheap, easy, and effective.
  13. Claude Greiner

    Claude Greiner SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Everytime we get the first snow, we get people complaining that they lost their signal and they all want to order Dish heaters.

    So then I order Dish heaters, and when we get them in the customers change their mind and I get stuck with the heaters.

    I have never heated my Dishes, and have never had any problems.
  14. jwolf

    jwolf Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    That would be a nice job for the wife for the winter. Buy her a nice broom for Christmas, and tell her that you will see her in spring!! :D
  15. robstudio

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    My solution is a broom mounted on an extendable painting stick... for the hard to reach dish ;) Brush off and repeat when necessary...
  16. dwarren2

    dwarren2 SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    When my 2 dishes were on the peak of the roof, I tried the cooking spray. Really didn't work, so I never bothered to do anything. I only have the snow problem maybe once or twice a year. Only when there is a heavy wet snow. Most snowstorms don't bother it. I live on the edge of the Lake Ontario snow belt.

    Now that I have the EARC dish mounted right on the edge of the roof, I will see what happens this season. With it's new position, I don't have access to the dish.
  17. lazydogmot

    lazydogmot Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    A picture is worth a thousand words. Uh....this is from when I lived in the hills of Northern California. As you can see, I moved.
  18. vash1090

    vash1090 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    We don't see it
  19. lazydogmot

    lazydogmot Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    N/E Florida. You don't see that?
  20. Dirtydan

    Dirtydan Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I use small black trash bag on dish, and tape a piece of acrylic plastic on lnb, the plastic extends a couple inch over the front of lnb. On rare occasions when snow sticks to bag, it is very easy to remove.
    Dan

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