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Does anyone have a way to keep snow from sticking to my roof dish? It is not safe for me to keep getting up on the roof to keep it cleaned off.

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:welcome to Satelliteguys Colorado13!

You have a few options. The worst, at least for now, is to move it to where it is accessible. A better idea is a Super Soaker filled with warm water. Another idea is a dish heater which you can get online. You could also try spraying it with RainX. Don't use Pam or any similar vegetable spray if you can get RainX. Pam will gum up the surface of the dish.
 
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Just had to drag out my trusty super soaker here.Big old wet goose feather size flakes.
 
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:welcome to SatelliteGuys Colorado 13 Like above said either of those would be best options :)
 
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:welcome to Satelliteguys Colorado13!

You have a few options. The worst, at least for now, is to move it to where it is accessible. A better idea is a Super Soaker filled with warm water. Another idea is a dish heater which you can get online. You could also try spraying it with RainX. Don't use Pam or any similar vegetable spray if you can get RainX. Pam will gum up the surface of the dish.

Don't bother with the Pam and I doubt that the Rainex will do much better.
 
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I've used RainX, it works reasonably well.
 
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And this is why I push pole mounts, saves future service calls to wipe snow off the dish and the customer can walk out with a broom and clean it themselves
 
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It'll be interesting, over night we are having Ice and Sleet and Snow, nice mix to work in tomorrow ... Yuck.

When I get home, we'll be looking to see how the dish is handling the wintry mix.
 
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I just pull up a small ladder and remove it with a broom since the location of the dish is on the edge of my roof
 
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Does anyone have a way to keep snow from sticking to my roof dish? It is not safe for me to keep getting up on the roof to keep it cleaned off.

Thanks,

Colorado

:welcome to Satelliteguys Colorado13!

You have a few options. The worst, at least for now, is to move it to where it is accessible. A better idea is a Super Soaker filled with warm water. Another idea is a dish heater which you can get online. You could also try spraying it with RainX. Don't use Pam or any similar vegetable spray if you can get RainX. Pam will gum up the surface of the dish.

Colorado,
IF you get alot of snow often, that is the wet sticky kind, I would look to invest in a Dish Heater.
If it's a once in a while issue, the Super Soaker works well.
 
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Without objecting to what has been said,

My fav is Pam because it lasts a long time if applied before water and low temps hit............and yes it makes the dish stickey.....who cares. But what I have found theat works well especially when the dish is real high and needs a ladder for service...................Streach a black plastic bag over the whole rig. The signal will be uneffected but if it is streached tight...nothing will accumulate on it.

Nothing will stop the atmospheric interruptionst hat do NOT have to be directly overhead to temporarly block the signal.

Then there are brooms and supersoakers . .

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Throw a trash bag over the dish. Tie off the bottom of the bag to the pole. Spray the trash bag with pam.
 
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Without objecting to what has been said,

My fav is Pam because it lasts a long time if applied before water and low temps hit............and yes it makes the dish stickey.....who cares. But what I have found theat works well especially when the dish is real high and needs a ladder for service...................Streach a black plastic bag over the whole rig. The signal will be uneffected but if it is streached tight...nothing will accumulate on it.

Nothing will stop the atmospheric interruptionst hat do NOT have to be directly overhead to temporarly block the signal.

Then there are brooms and supersoakers . .

Joe

I'm never had much luck with Pam or anything like that, Pam runs off the dish and others are sticky, which is the opposite of what you want.
 
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Without objecting to what has been said,

My fav is Pam because it lasts a long time if applied before water and low temps hit............and yes it makes the dish stickey.....who cares. But what I have found theat works well especially when the dish is real high and needs a ladder for service...................Streach a black plastic bag over the whole rig. The signal will be uneffected but if it is streached tight...nothing will accumulate on it.

Nothing will stop the atmospheric interruptionst hat do NOT have to be directly overhead to temporarly block the signal.

Then there are brooms and supersoakers . .

Joe

I have found Rain-X works better than Pam imo :)
 
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I'm never had much luck with Pam or anything like that, Pam runs off the dish and others are sticky, which is the opposite of what you want.

Yup,
The spray Pam is a matter of taste....works well keeping rain from freezing but does have to be redone. Saw one with enough bugs on it to probably block the signal. Not as good with just snow.

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Hmmmmmm,
Never tried that stuff but I like the idea. It is designed to stick for awhile.

Good one!

Joe

Hope it works for you since it works for me and good luck :)
 
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I have a Hot Shot dish heater that I put on the back of my Slimline dish -- it is fantastic. When I had Dish network I primarily used a ladder and a broom; when I switched to Directv I installed the mast and dish myself so I could put the heater on it and get everything ready to go for when the tech showed up to aim it.

After using it for almost 3 years now, I can say that the dish heater is by far the best option if you can make it work for you.
 
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