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Discussion in 'C-BAND Satellite Discussion' started by toucan-man, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. (((Garyd)))

    (((Garyd))) Retired C-Band dealer Lifetime Supporter

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    Not really you must reinforce it well, the signal on an off dish is not affected on the bottom, that is why you could have snow 5 inches up from the bottom and not affect it, but the top part is
     
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    Are you sure it has cracks? It looks like two zip-ties looped together, hanging on the lower feedarm. You can make out the lower zip tie. Feedarm does not look bent abnormally either.

    I'm only looking at the picture posted here, original ad doesn't seem to have that pic anymore.

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    Examined the picture more carefully.... I still think it is a crack. However, it also look like zip-ties, but they are not hanging on the bottom feedarm, not even touching it from above. Side feedarm bended, but you are right it is not so badly. Does not matter, I think the dish is gone. .
     
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    Yes your 100% correct :).
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    When they were worth something, I did fix one with a crack in about the same place I cleaned with white vinegar which is a mild acid and from behind I took a Dremel drill with a cutting disc and cut a channel across the crack that cracks would need about 20 cuts, also used sandpaper to rough it up than I took rg59 coax wire, removed the solid copper wire and laid it into each crack, as rebar, covered it up with something like this stuff is, it worked, keep in mind you can cut off 20% of the bottom of an offset dish, and it won't hurt the signal, that's why snow doesn't affect them on the bottom
     
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    I've fixed a couple in a similar way in the past its the best way to do it imho, ive used this stuff
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    https://www.amazon.com/272-Bondo-Glass-Fiberglass-Reinforced-Filler/dp/B000VKZ3JM
    once sanded and a little paint you would never know it was there, far better than bodging a bit of plastic on them once the above stuff has gone off its as good as new.
     
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    It's not all plastic if it was you would not have a reflector, there is a metal mesh under the plastic
     
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    Heh. Realtors sure are dumb. I'd pay extra for a house that came with a large satellite dish pre-installed. Taking away a perfectly good pre-existing installation to improve a house's value? That sounds about as dumb to me as having a house wired up for fiber and then cutting the line to increase the value. Would I rather be able to glance outside of my window occasionally and see a slightly emptier yard where a satellite dish would be, or would I rather be able to look towards my TV screen and see it showing hundreds of HD and 4K pristine quality feeds that I'm getting for free with my C band dish? Not a tough choice to make.

    Just goes to show you should never listen to "the experts" in any given subject without doing your own research as to whether or not they are full of it! If I were selling a house I'd be telling my realtor to beat it while I put on a demonstration of the 4K channels on SES-1 on a 4K TV... ;)
     
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    Yes the owner confirmed its a 10 footer. i wasn't sure of the make/model. is Unimesh/Laser a good dish?
     
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    Not the absolute best, but far from the worst. It's worth going for if you want one. Make sure you also take the pole, as that alone is worth at least $100 if you have to buy one. Cut the actuator wire as long as you can also, as if you end up using something else, that flexible end makes a good section to splice to if you are forced to use solid wire to the house.

    Take at least one other guy with you when you get it, and try to remove it whole if possible. It also looks like you'll need a couple of 8 or 10 foot stepladders to help with removal.
     
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    8 foot mesh dish with cable, many extras, only $5. Looks to be in great shape. Ad says it's been listed for two months so better grab it before it gets scrapped. Pharsalia, New York. :)

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    1.2 meter Primestar dish in the area of Poulsbo, WA.
    This one is white, while the others I have are grey.
    The only thing wrong with it is the plastic horn holder is missing, but I think you can still buy them. The three holder pipes come from the dish but the plastic piece that holds them together, is missing.
    All you have to do is come and get it.
     
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    I should probably add that I harvested this dish a number of years back and it has been in my garage since.
     

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