Real DIY Dish Move? (1 Viewer)

jrfuda

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 27, 2004
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San Antonio, TX, USA
Guys, I have to move across town in about 6 weeks. All of my Dish stuff is leased. Would Dish have a cow if I moved it all myself, meaning, pullng th 500 and 300 off the roof of where I live now (and salvaging what RG6 I can) and moving it to my new location?

The reason I ask is:

1. I know I am capable of installing it myself.
2. I don't want to wait for an installer to come and do it.
3. I may be living in historical housing on a military installation and be forced to use flat coax to get the signal in the house. From what I've been reading here, installers won't do an install like that anymore. I know I can get the flast coax from Parts Exprress for a couple of bucks (and by some spares too). I also know I will have to put the dishes on a pole in the yard, since I can't attach stuff to the house. I'm sure about the pole part, but not the flat coax part, there's a chance this old housing **may** have facilities to get an outside signal (cable, antenna, and/or satellite) in.

Now, I may also be moving into newly constucted on-post housing, in which case It should have some sort of entry point for coax integrated into it....

Any thoughts?
 

cali_installer

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May 8, 2005
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Los Angeles
just inform dish that your moving and your going to do a self install and you shouldnt have any problems other then you getting your own flat cable ,as a dish installer we do have a new rg-6 flat cable that we are told to olny use as a last resort and then it will have to be delivered to the jobsite because of its expense ($18) i know real expensive and here in los angeles with the trafic that can turn a one hour job into a three hour job but the point is the new flat rg-6 is suppose to work
 

jrfuda

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Oct 27, 2004
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San Antonio, TX, USA
Thanks a lot. I think that discount flat coax I found online was NOT RG6.. I need to do more searching to find the good stuff.

Do you have a manufacturer/part number, for what you use?
 

jrfuda

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 27, 2004
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San Antonio, TX, USA
I see Sadoun has flat RG6 for a good price. I'll probably get several, both as spares, and to use in case I have to run wire outside (and back in again)to get video distributed to my TV2 location(s).
 

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