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Discussion in 'The DIRECTV Forum' started by Mikemosun, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Mikemosun

    Mikemosun Thread Starter Member

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    Hi i just got D* and i love it.I live in Connecticut where the snow could fly any day now.I heard from work that if you put Pam cooking spray on your dish it helps so the snow wont stick to it,any truth to this or is this just bs.Thanks
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  2. Liquidforce88

    Liquidforce88 SatelliteGuys Family

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    DO NOT PUT PAM ON YOUR DISH!!!!

    It may help with rain, but every thing else will stick to it. It makes a mess of the dish. Looks like tree sap all over the dish if you do that.

    I have heard rain-ex being used. There is also a special spray made for dishes to keep snow off.


    DO NOT PUT PAM ON YOUR DISH!!!!!
  3. spaceghost

    spaceghost PIT MEMBER

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    You could always build a clear shroud around the dish.
  4. FUCCO

    FUCCO Member

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    get a dish heater i have one in buffalo ny and works great. no ice or snow on it
  5. MikeinBaja

    MikeinBaja Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    My issue is the saly air rather than snow. I use a good quality electronic silicone spray and it works well.

    Bet that would work for snow too.
  6. chadzx11

    chadzx11 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    do whatever you want. The idea is to get the water off the dish before it ices up. Snow won't be a factor if it doesn't have ice to stick to. If your dish is where you can reach it or hit it with a sprayer, you can de-ice it with windshield deicer, but we only get snow once every two years down here, so I just do that.
  7. FUCCO

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    but the op and myself live in snow areas. We got 6-12 inches in the last 2 days around here. my heater melts the ice and snow off and i works great. Best money i spent since i have ice and snow now till mid april
  8. Mikemosun

    Mikemosun Thread Starter Member

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    Where do you get a heater?
  9. NutFlush920

    NutFlush920 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Fucco can you post a link? I have the SWMLine 5 dish and live in NE Wisconsin. My dish is on my roof and think a heater might be helpful.
  10. FUCCO

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  11. scottie_h

    scottie_h Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    In 4 years with satellite, I've never had any issues with snow - and we do tend to get some snow. :)

    But I suppose there's a first time for everything...
  12. Jimbo

    Jimbo NW Ohio - Buckeye Country Pub Member / Supporter

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    I've tried the rain ex, no luck.
    I've tried the stuff made for your dish ....Rain Fade solution, Dome Magic , doesn't work.

    IF it's really a problem often, I would look into a dish heater.

    I only have like twice a winter where I really would need it ... generally it's when we have heavy slushy snow.

    Jimbo
  13. Jimbo

    Jimbo NW Ohio - Buckeye Country Pub Member / Supporter

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    What dish are you using and what heater ?
    Does it activate by temp ?
    If so, I don't want it, if it activates a different way, thats great. I don't want the dish heater running all winter, for the occasional bad snow we get.

    That said, can you leave a link ?

    Never mind Fucco, I see you posted one later in the thread, thanks :up
    I see it turns on at 35 and below and turns off at 55, this is a good thing.

    I might have to look into a few of these.

    Jimbo
  14. FUCCO

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    also the wire that runs from the dish heater comes into my house. That is then plugged into a transformer box. The transformer box gets plugged into the electrical outlet. You can either unplug the box from the wall if u want or shut the transformer off via the switch on it. I flip the switch and shut mine down in april - november.
  15. talos4

    talos4 PIT MEMBER

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    After last winter and it's 10ft of snow, I had almost Zero issues. I think downtime all winter maybe amounted to an hour.

    Not bad considering several storms were two days in duration.

    I've never used anything on any of the dishes in 12 years of service at the same house.

    Why not wait and see what happens before dropping cash on something you may not need?
  16. Claude Greiner

    Claude Greiner SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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