Extended arm for 5 LNB Slim line ??

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As everyone knows the bracket for directv dishes are too wide to put bolts in all the holes when placing it on a fascia.

That wasn't a problem with the smaller dishes but on this slim line 5 LNB it is!

I Put up the bracket and had it plumed but when I installed the heavy dish it went out of plumb because it pulls on the fascia.

I can't use the arm (pole) that came with it to install it directly to the bricks because it's not long enough to reach the same height as when it's installed on the fascia.

Do they make a longer arm??

I really don't want to use a pole cemented in the ground.

At present I have a 2X4 jammed in behind the bottom of the bracket and the brick wall. it's still a half ball out of plumb but it works.
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I had no idea!

Are those listings on your post all different fascia mounts?
 
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Why not attach to the roof then? Seems like the best remaining option.
 
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As everyone knows the bracket for directv dishes are too wide to put bolts in all the holes when placing it on a fascia.

That wasn't a problem with the smaller dishes but on this slim line 5 LNB it is!

I Put up the bracket and had it plumed but when I installed the heavy dish it went out of plumb because it pulls on the fascia.

I can't use the arm (pole) that came with it to install it directly to the bricks because it's not long enough to reach the same height as when it's installed on the fascia.

Do they make a longer arm??

I really don't want to use a pole cemented in the ground.

At present I have a 2X4 jammed in behind the bottom of the bracket and the brick wall. it's still a half ball out of plumb but it works.
Thanks
Herb

By fascia do you mean the board that a gutter would attach to? They generally aren't nearly strong enough to support a Slimline dish.
 
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Yeah, That's the board I'm talking about.

I thought about attaching it to the roof but it would take a lot of work in the attic to support the dish.

I just was trying to find out if the company made any extended arms.

By the way, who is the manufacturer of the slim line dish?

Thanks
Herb
 
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The fascia board is not meant to support anything. It's "mostly" decorative. To cover the rafter tails and give the house a trimmed out look.

Even if your gutters appear to be mounted to the fascia they really not. Proper gutter installation uses the rafter tails. The screws are fastened into the rafter tails through the fascia.

Fascia mounting of the slimline dish is somehting you really think about not doing. It just won't ever be stable enough and you may up doing more damage if it ever falls off in high winds, snow load etc.
 
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For me I found the easiest way to do this was to drill a small pilot hole through the rafter and out the roof. If you know where the rafter is you can't miss.

Don't forget your sealant.

I have also installed double thickness 2 X 4's crossways between the rafters to support the legs of the superdish mount. You may not need to do this but I got a rock solid meter dish mount this way.
 
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I must not be getting the whole picture here.

My rafters are only about 2" wide. At least that's how wide the part that touches the plywood under the shingles.

So how are you going to bolt through all the holes on the bracket which is much wider?

This is what I meant when I said I would have to modify the roof (on the inside) to support the dish.

What am I missing here.
Thanks
Herb
 
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I must not be getting the whole picture here.

My rafters are only about 2" wide. At least that's how wide the part that touches the plywood under the shingles.

So how are you going to bolt through all the holes on the bracket which is much wider?

This is what I meant when I said I would have to modify the roof (on the inside) to support the dish.

What am I missing here.
Thanks
Herb

The Idea with a roof mount is to get two screws through the foot mount into the roof truss and mono-poles should also be screwed to the roof trusses on either side of the mount.

Also suggest pitch patches to prevent roof leaks and a self tapping screw in the center of each mono pole to prevent slipping at the clamp.
 
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Thanks Matt and everyone else that pitched in.

Any other ideas please let me know.
Thanks
Herb
 
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These work great... if you have room,...

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Under Eave Mount for Slim Line, AT9 and AU9-S Satellite Dish (KAUEM1) | KAUEM1 [M&M Electronics] | Eave mount Under Eave mount Eve mount eav mount non penetrating roof mount nprm evm-2 AT9 Slim Line dish1000

This is probably what you mean...

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Perfect Vision DIRECTV Approved AU9-S 5LNB Under Eave Mount DTVUEM | DTVUEM [Perfect Vision] | eave mount heavy duty satellite antenna roof mount Perfect Vision DIRECTV Approved AU9-S 5LNB Under Eave Mount
 
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How far out from the house does that wall mount but the mounting plate for the mast? Thanks!

Its adjustable from 14" to 23". You can call the company and they will tell you for sure.
Mine is set about 16" from the wall and it works great, haven't had to do any adjustments since installation.
Mine is mounted to concrete block wall and it supports my weight (185lbs).
 
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The only thing I can see that might be a problem is once I got it out past the fascia, I'd have to hope the main mast can get it up over the top of the roof, facing south
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/metalliholic06/DSCF1473.jpg

That's why I was considering one of the 2 mounts pictured above, but the one you used is also a possibility.

I have 1x8 fascia board 12" from wall. the adjustable bar ends up mounted 3" below the fascia and about 2" to 3" past the fascia and once everything is mounted the bottom of the dish is about 12" above the roof. On the section where the dish mast is connected to the mount, the top of the mount is about 4" above the bottom of the fascia and the bottom fo the mount is about 5" below the fascia.
So its almost like mounting it to fascia. This is all done using the standard mast that came with the dish. Based on your pic mine seems to be aiming in the same direction. I'll try and get a pic posted tomorrow
 
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