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I am moving into a newly constructed patio home (long and narrow) at the end of the month. Since the property is zero lot-line, my utility d-mark is on the front right of my house. My neighbor that has Directv has their dish mounted right above that area, however I would like to avoid that.

I like the look of how commdeck hides all the wiring, but will Directv install the mount (if I provide hardware)? If not, will they even attach the dish to the mount if I pre-install it?

What other options do I have to request the dish be set further back from the front of the house?
 

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No, directv will not install it. I had to google it to figure out what it was. As far as if you put it in it would be up to the installer to use it. The universal mount requires 2 monopoles and that device does not look like it would support that. If your market uses low profile mounts, the angle is correct and it is determined that device is solid they may be able to use it.

The best bet would be to set up an install and have a tech come out to confer on what your options are. Worst case is you can always reschedule the install.
 

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Commdeck makes a mount for the monopoles as well as the dish.
 

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I am looking at the one that houses the cables used for pre-wiring.

Where does the ground wire attach to within the attic?
That's one of the drawbacks to the Commdeck installation, where to ground. You may have to run a ground wire from the dish to a grounding rod outside, or into the basement somehow.
 

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No, directv will not install it. I had to google it to figure out what it was. As far as if you put it in it would be up to the installer to use it. The universal mount requires 2 monopoles and that device does not look like it would support that. If your market uses low profile mounts, the angle is correct and it is determined that device is solid they may be able to use it.

The best bet would be to set up an install and have a tech come out to confer on what your options are. Worst case is you can always reschedule the install.

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But no, we still won't install it.
 

dishcomm

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I am moving into a newly constructed patio home (long and narrow) at the end of the month. Since the property is zero lot-line, my utility d-mark is on the front right of my house. My neighbor that has Directv has their dish mounted right above that area, however I would like to avoid that.

I like the look of how commdeck hides all the wiring, but will Directv install the mount (if I provide hardware)? If not, will they even attach the dish to the mount if I pre-install it?

What other options do I have to request the dish be set further back from the front of the house?
Not sure if any in house techs have access to it. Contractor techs will not buy them. In fact, I had not heard of anyone using them...
In any event, if you want a Commdeck mount, be prepared to pay for it....
 

dishcomm

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I am looking at the one that houses the cables used for pre-wiring.

Where does the ground wire attach to within the attic?
I used to run a #10 GND wire into the attic if the install called for it. However, I believe the specs have changed so that grounding to say the air handler( if in attic) or to electrical fixture, such as a light or an outlet, are no longer permitted.
Unfortunately, with satellite installs completely hiding cabling is nearly impossible and maintaining the correct specs of the installation.
Each tech must assume his work will be QC inspected.
 
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