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soulfilly

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I just bought a house in Lakeside, California (near San Diego).
It has a large satellite dish in the yard that I don't want.
I think the previous owner left the original boxes in the garage and I will look at them tomorrow to determine the model, etc.
Does anyone buy these or still use them or should I just dig it out and haul it to the dump?
Thanks
 
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I just bought a house in Lakeside, California (near San Diego).
It has a large satellite dish in the yard that I don't want.
I think the previous owner left the original boxes in the garage and I will look at them tomorrow to determine the model, etc.
Does anyone buy these or still use them or should I just dig it out and haul it to the dump?
Thanks

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Tell them in the title: "FREE BIRDVIEW DISH, you remove it!"

and give your location again, and a few pictures wouldn't hurt. you'll get rid of it quick. You probably won't get any money for it, but at least it won't cost you money (or hurt your back, trying to remove it yourself) if you give it away. What EVER you do, do NOT haul it away and simply dump it!!!
 
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PAGING THE GREEN LIZARD...GREEN LIZARD PLEASE PICK UP THE GREEN PHONE....YOU HAVE A CALL.....
 
Anole

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I'm workin' on it!

Pop - if I find any more down here, I'll save one for ya. - :cool:
They'd be a bear to move long distance, but where there's a will there's a way.
Probably stand up better to your high winds, than any mesh you'll find.

Mr soulfilly has replied to my PM.
Am currently awaiting pictures (post 'em here) of the dish, and talking to friends about helping me transport the beast.
Trying to decide between a trailer and a pickup truck.
I've seen 'em moved both ways (even one guy who strapped it to the roof of his little SUV).
Not too sure what my options are, as I have none of the above. ;)

Want to make sure I take all the proper tools, saws, shovels, etc.
And, will see what it'll take to leave Mr soulfilly with a clean back yard.
Doubt that a jack hammer is in anyone's best interest. - :eek: - :D
 
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Pop - if I find any more down here, I'll save one for ya. - :cool:
They'd be a bear to move long distance, but where there's a will there's a way.
Probably stand up better to your high winds, than any mesh you'll find.

Mr soulfilly has replied to my PM.
Am currently awaiting pictures (post 'em here) of the dish, and talking to friends about helping me transport the beast.
Trying to decide between a trailer and a pickup truck.
I've seen 'em moved both ways (even one guy who strapped it to the roof of his little SUV).
Not too sure what my options are, as I have none of the above. ;)

Want to make sure I take all the proper tools, saws, shovels, etc.
And, will see what it'll take to leave Mr soulfilly with a clean back yard.
Doubt that a jack hammer is in anyone's best interest. - :eek: - :D

Anole, find somebody nearby with a bucket tractor, and a chain. They can pop that pole out of the ground like it was nothing. Or, you can make your own pole popper, with a (strong) sawhorse, (or some other sort of fulcrum point, a large metal wheel frame works also) and long metal pole (or strong log) and a large "U" bolt. Remove the dish reflector from the ground pole first.

Then, you basically make a "teeter-totter", and clamp the satellite pole low to the ground, to the end of the long pole with the large U bolt. Make sure you loosen the dirt with a shovel around the pole, and soak it with water. Then a couple guys do chin-ups on the other end of the teeter pole, and the sat pole will pop right out of the ground. Oh yeah, place the sawhorse on a sheet of plywood, for a better base that won't sink into the ground, if you have that problem.
 
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Pop - if I find any more down here, I'll save one for ya. - :cool:
They'd be a bear to move long distance, but where there's a will there's a way.
Probably stand up better to your high winds, than any mesh you'll find.

Mr soulfilly has replied to my PM.
Am currently awaiting pictures (post 'em here) of the dish, and talking to friends about helping me transport the beast.
Trying to decide between a trailer and a pickup truck.
I've seen 'em moved both ways (even one guy who strapped it to the roof of his little SUV).
Not too sure what my options are, as I have none of the above. ;)

Want to make sure I take all the proper tools, saws, shovels, etc.
And, will see what it'll take to leave Mr soulfilly with a clean back yard.
Doubt that a jack hammer is in anyone's best interest. - :eek: - :D

WooHoo!!!

You go my little green friend. :)

I will be anxiously awaiting pictures and progress. :cool:
 
Cadsulfide

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Anole;
All your helpful posts have created some good Karma! A sore back, and feeding all your pals is a small price to pay for perfection!
 
stogie5150

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Anole;
All your helpful posts have created some good Karma! A sore back, and feeding all your pals is a small price to pay for perfection!

He won't have a sore back... I bet I could have one down and on the truck in two hours, long as I didn't have to dig the pole up. Sawzall that puppy off at the ground.

Heaviest part is the mount/motor. Takes two men to put that on the pole. Or one if he has a little diesel tractor and boom pole. ;)

Its easy. What I'd do is loosen up the four elevation bolts and tilt it up to the most horizontal position I could get it. The take the dish to mount bolts out, get two men on either side of the dish,right at the hub, and lift it right off. Then tilt the motor/mount to vertical and lock it down with the bolts so it won't move. Then I'd loosen the "Jesus bolt" that screws in the center of the pipe cap, THEN I'd loosen the other bolts around the pipe that hold it in place. Get my strong men in place, take the Jesus bolt out, and lift the mount off the pole.

I'd also figure out a way to take the LNB mounts off, because I pulled mine about 175 miles at 70 MPH with them left in place, and I think the wind bent them, so now its not in alignment with the center of the dish. Removing them would stop that.

I'd use a little trailer if I could get it, like Linuxman and I did. made it painless.:)
 
rv1pop

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A dish up to 8 feet could go on the motorhome in one piece. (most hardware taken off for safety.) Then up to 12 feet on a decent trailer. Over that would have to be disassembled.

That said, a birdview, really? Up on the roof or strapped to the back. Those cheap rental moving vans usually have enough of a lip on the back (or use a trailer receiver hitch luggage rack) to stand the lower edge on and some good straps to the grab rails or leaving the door up, fastening to the inside tie points might work.
 
stogie5150

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A dish up to 8 feet could go on the motorhome in one piece. (most hardware taken off for safety.) Then up to 12 feet on a decent trailer. Over that would have to be disassembled.

That said, a birdview, really? Up on the roof or strapped to the back. Those cheap rental moving vans usually have enough of a lip on the back (or use a trailer receiver hitch luggage rack) to stand the lower edge on and some good straps to the grab rails or leaving the door up, fastening to the inside tie points might work.

I am not a fan of putting ANY dish on its lip. ESPECIALLY a one piece spun dish like the B'view. Too much pressure on the edge of the dish, it could warp. Either face up or face down, given my druthers I'd rather have it face down if I had the room.
Only thing I might do otherwise is build a jig inside the van with two arms sticking out on each side so the dish would be resting at say the 7 and 5 o'clock positions, but not vertically, say at least a 45 degree angle.
 
rv1pop

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Point well taken. When I moved one on the back of the motorhome I hung it on hook from the spare tire. It touched the carrier through a pillow to kept it from moving much, but was supported at the center hole - and it was only a 6 footer.
 
Anole

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Hyper's the man!

Our member, Hyper, took this Birdview home atop a small SUV.
His Isuzu Rodeo roof was where he chose to stick it! - :eek:
I hear it was a 500 mile odyssey.

Not sure it was a good idea, but he sure gets high marks for making it work!
My hat is really off to him!
I'm considering this technique on a buddy's old Ford Explorer...
... it's that or rent a low-boy trailer for my short (100 mile) trip
. . . (which is okay with me).

side view
back view
front view, and tie-down straps
 
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