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  1. Roadwarrior

    A question for you installers out there.

    From what I've gathered from the OP, they moved it there due to LOS issues. For all we know it was on the overhang originally. It's hard to tell from the pics but what is a guy supposed to do if he rolls up on a service call like this and that's the only place it can go? As a contractor, I'm...
  2. Roadwarrior

    Installers took old LNB

    Surely you can see how your scenario differs greatly from the one that started this thread. Your situation was completely FUBAR( that was a crappy deal, sorry to hear it), and taking that eq interrupted the customers service. The installer mentioned in the original post was not doing anything...
  3. Roadwarrior

    Installers took old LNB

    We are scum. Every last one of us.(except skyviewmark, bozo button for you). If it's so important, get the damned lnb down before the guy gets there, because you know we're all just a bunch of friggin clepto's, and not nearly of the same quality as 'decent' folk. How can any of you rest at night...
  4. Roadwarrior

    Installers took old LNB

    It was a poorly worded response. Apologies. My statement was generally directed at anybody who thinks this is some sort of travesty or another scumbag installer nightmare. I know you just wanted to be informed, that's what this place is for. So now you know.
  5. Roadwarrior

    Installers took old LNB

    I don't think that's in the 'rule book'. Why would it be? If the customer doesn't mention it at the time, then the installer has no reason to assume they would need it. It's a very uncommon request. I'm sorry but this is stupid. I know it was just an innocent question by the OP, but anyone who...
  6. Roadwarrior

    Installers took old LNB

    No. They didn't do anything wrong. It's most likely leased equipment to begin with. And while I doubt they actually R/A the old piece of crap, they definitely didn't steal anything from you. If you want to tailgate you'll have to buy the equipment.
  7. Roadwarrior

    New Install Today - a few questions

    I think you can buy compression type RCA ends and just use RG-6. It seems to me the degradation wouldn't be much of a factor. I've never done this since most people don't want to pay for it, so I could be wrong.
  8. Roadwarrior

    Song Name Game...

    Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys- Willie Nelson
  9. Roadwarrior

    Dish 1000 Wiring Question

    Yep. The concensus is pretty clear on the DPP/34 thing. I guess I never really knew that because I've never tried it. DPP Twins serve only one purpose as far as I'm concerned. I agree using duals for 34 AND 44. Which brings me to ask, what is the point of the DPP Twin even being compatible with...
  10. Roadwarrior

    Song Name Game...

    The Day Everything Became Nothing-NoMeansNo
  11. Roadwarrior

    15 simple rules to make an install go smooth

    You are right. It's not the customers fault. Not the installers fault either. This entire situation is FUBAR. I wonder what the early days of cable installation was like. What did the customers expect then? I rolled up on two installs today that had existing Direct TV dishes. Usually this would...
  12. Roadwarrior

    Song Name Game...

    In the Still of the Night- Whitesnake
  13. Roadwarrior

    722's come with cables!

    When the 622's rolled out they were giving us HDMI and Components for awhile, then just RCA, then the added components again. I am a sub contractor and I don't exactly work for one of the more reputable companies, so it's possible they just won't spring for them. I can't speak for that end of it...
  14. Roadwarrior

    722's come with cables!

    HDMI cables are not standard with our HD boxes. And we haven't gotten the RG-59 jumpers in over a year. We do get the component cables. Btw, Old Corps: "installers" read these forums too.
  15. Roadwarrior

    re-scheduling

    You can try and get the CSR to put it in the notes that you would prefer it after 3 pm, but it's not going to be definite. The installer could show up anytime between 12 and 5(*ahem* give or take an hour in some cases). We're supposed to wait at least 30 minutes and try and contact you. If...
  16. Roadwarrior

    How much cable with new installation?

    Man I would LOVE to get paid 60 bucks for a wall fish! I do them for free now, but only when it's absolutely necessary. Our supervisor claims we could charge the customer, but if they call him and bitch his tune suddenly changes.
  17. Roadwarrior

    Dish 1000 Wiring Question

    Is that just a problem with the 34 switch then? I ran two lines to my 625 using a DPP about 3 months ago just to see how well it would work and just never changed it. I do recall reading something about the DPP/34 switch thing a while back, now that you mention it. I've never had to deal with it...
  18. Roadwarrior

    Rant

    scuse us prufesir, wil tri hardur nix tim. aint nevr had no good lernin. You can send that post back upriver. if you get my drift. :up You can rest assured that my hostility does not surface until I get home and at the keyboard, where it can't get me into trouble.
  19. Roadwarrior

    Song Name Game...

    Dead and Bloated- Stone Temple Pilots
  20. Roadwarrior

    Dish 1000 Wiring Question

    I'm pretty sure you can use a DPP twin like a DP twin if you hook up both ports. Just run all three lines(DPP and Dual) to the 34 switch and the DPP capabilities are negated.
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