stogie5150's Prodelin Project (1 Viewer)

Status
Please reply by conversation.

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
Please...for I have spotted the holy grail.... 1.8m Prodelin... :eek:



Liked to have crashed the car turning around to go back to ask, demolition guys said they had to ask the boss if I could have it...I have to go back tomorrow to see, I offered 50 bucks for his time....we shall see.... :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: ThisBUDs4U

FaT Air

HOA Free Zone
Feb 27, 2010
6,668
913
97W 48N
Hoping you get it. Talk about the nick 'o time. Might as well also take the smaller one to the left.
 

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
Well it worked out pretty well. the operator had to end up pushing the wall down, as the dish wasn't on a NPRM, it was bolted to the wall. When the dust cleared, the only damage was to the rim of the dish, not affecting the parabolic shape at all. picking it up out of the rubble, he bent the elevation adjuster, and broke the mount sleeve off the mount of the dish. All can be fixed pretty easily, I think. LNB arms weren't bent at all. Feeds were intact, no damage.

Sorry no pics as it was coming down, I was too busy paying attention to him...LOL
 

Attachments

  • Broken welds on Mount.JPG
    Broken welds on Mount.JPG
    164.1 KB · Views: 304
  • 1.8 M dish.JPG
    1.8 M dish.JPG
    241.8 KB · Views: 463
  • Broken welds 2.JPG
    Broken welds 2.JPG
    229.2 KB · Views: 298
  • Before.jpg
    Before.jpg
    769.8 KB · Views: 324
  • Dish Damage 3.JPG
    Dish Damage 3.JPG
    154.3 KB · Views: 292
  • Dish Damage 2.JPG
    Dish Damage 2.JPG
    100.8 KB · Views: 300
  • Dish Damage 1.JPG
    Dish Damage 1.JPG
    96.3 KB · Views: 280
  • 1.8m dish 2.JPG
    1.8m dish 2.JPG
    147.5 KB · Views: 329

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
...and, not 50 feet away...was another dish. 1.2m. Operator asked me if I wanted it, I told him 20 bucks more if he could get it down without tearing it up...down it came. This is an older dish, its real weathered on the back, fibers in the fiberglass are showing, but it looks ok otherwise.

I also included a pic of the arms and LNB's for both, as well as the twisted up metal that was left of the 1.8m dish wall mount.
 

Attachments

  • 1.2 M dish.JPG
    1.2 M dish.JPG
    249.7 KB · Views: 303
  • Arms and LNB's for both.JPG
    Arms and LNB's for both.JPG
    213.6 KB · Views: 262
  • 1.2m Detail.JPG
    1.2m Detail.JPG
    289.9 KB · Views: 248

GreatFTA

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 14, 2006
1,389
15
Mississippi Delta
On the rim damage, some JB Webb on it will reinforce the dish, if you are concerned about it affecting the dish. Put on the inside side of the dish.
 

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
Did some work today, got the cracks patched with some Bondo for fiberglass, here's the 1.8 first. Still needs another coat of paint, but it looks better.






 

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
Now the 1.2.

I plan on putting it in the place of my primestar 1m while I find a mount to motorize the 1.8, so I needed an adapter to mate it to my sg-2100. So....




And here's a before and after painting on this dish:


 

Anole

SatelliteGuys Master
Sep 22, 2005
11,819
10
L.A., Calif.
I like that 1.2m dish! - :up
Though, it's hard in a picture to make it look bad.
Still, the 'after' shot shows a nice paint job.

Did you shoot any on the backside?
I though you'd commented previously about the fiberglass shredding a little.

Like your DTV 'foot', too.
I've seen your previous incarnations of this design;
Am anxious to see what you come up with this time for an elevation tuning screw. ;)

This is a whole lot lighter than the original mount!
Still, let me put a bug in your ear.
I don't have any recommendation, but you might look at whether moving the foot up or down, would change the balance any, to make for a lighter load on the motor.
Your design would certainly make it easy to optimize, so let us know. :)
 

Tron

SatelliteGuys Master
May 6, 2005
6,599
33
Metro New Orleans, LA
Great work, Stogie! That's what I had to do with the 1 meter Channel Master I rescued from that strip mall on Causeway a couple of years ago. The roofers, unfortunately, seem to like to throw these dishes off the roof onto the parking lot concrete :eek: ...

As for painting the back of the dish to encapsulate the shedding fiberglass, I used Krylon Fusion for that task.
 

stogie5150

Thread Starter
Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
3,807
38
Slidell,LA
Great work, Stogie! That's what I had to do with the 1 meter Channel Master I rescued from that strip mall on Causeway a couple of years ago. The roofers, unfortunately, seem to like to throw these dishes off the roof onto the parking lot concrete :eek: ...

As for painting the back of the dish to encapsulate the shedding fiberglass, I used Krylon Fusion for that task.



Man that is sooo cool! I think this kinda stuff is what make this hobby so fun! Great Job!!!

Thanks fellas. it drives ya nuts sometimes, but I do like a challenge.

I painted the second coat today, the 1.2 looks real good, the 1.8 had a lot of staining, and pressurewashing didnt remove it all, and its bleeding through the paint. Not much I can do about it now, but to an untrained eye it will look okay I think.
 

turbosat

SatelliteGuys Master
Dec 26, 2006
9,001
75
Oneonta,AL
I wonder if that sealer/primer for housepaint would stop the stain from coming through the paint? Works great on wood anyway.
Nice work there, if that was all the damage he could do with that big ol Komatsu, lol.
Seeing that dish on the sawhorses gave me an idea about playing marbles for some reason!
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top