Will installer do a wall mount?

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RobbinM

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Will installer do a sat dish wall mount on brick?

I'm scheduled for a new install on Monday. I'd like to avoid my roof and have the dish installed on a brick wall that I know has good line of sight (similar location to my existing Dishnetwork equipment).

Will the installer do this and will he have the materials to do the work? Some suggested that I call and make sure that they know I want a wall mount or that the installer may not have the correct materials in the truck by default.

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skyviewmark

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If the installer shows up without what it takes to do a wall mount, you need to send him packing.. He isn't much of an installer.
 
talos4

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I'd agree with that.

My Brother in law recently had a wall mount completed. The installer had no issues with doing it.
 
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I'm scheduled for a new install on Monday. I'd like to avoid my roof and have the dish installed on a brick wall that I know has good line of sight (similar location to my existing Dishnetwork equipment).

Will the installer do this and will he have the materials to do the work? Some suggested that I call and make sure that they know I want a wall mount or that the installer may not have the correct materials in the truck by default.

Comments?

If the installer shows up without what it takes to do a wall mount, you need to send him packing.. He isn't much of an installer.

On a brick wall? Sorry, D* would not let us install to brick walls when I worked for them. We didn't carry the stuff required to mount a dish to brick or cinder blocks.
 
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So brick could be a problem?
 
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DTV contracts out a lot of their work and many of their installers are pretty crummy. If you want it mounted to a block wall, I would suggest getting some 5/16" parasleeve anchors and a 5/16" masonry drill bit. You can get them at Lowe's. They have over 400 pounds of support strength on each one and he should use 4 or more if he puts up the braces. Pretty easy to install too. The installer should prefer this mount as it keeps him off the ladder. I use them as well. They aren't on any approved materials lists, but it would take a truck to pull a dish off the wall with a bunch of these bad boys holding it there.

sleeve-anchor_lg2.jpg
 
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How does this crap get this far?

A wall mount is a major structural deal. You cut the sheet rock, run cable and other wire behind the TV to a central location. There is a mount involved. None of that is even suggested in the FREE basic installation.

Send the tech packing.........find someone else to do the work for free. AND if if the rig falls off the wall...be sure to sue everyone involved!

Price wall mounts at a few dealers. FREE, yeah, right.

Joe
 
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How does this crap get this far?

A wall mount is a major structural deal. You cut the sheet rock, run cable and other wire behind the TV to a central location. There is a mount involved. None of that is even suggested in the FREE basic installation.

Send the tech packing.........find someone else to do the work for free. AND if if the rig falls off the wall...be sure to sue everyone involved!

Price wall mounts at a few dealers. FREE, yeah, right.

Joe

What the heck are you smoking/drinking......that post made no sense.
 
BoisePaul

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How does this crap get this far?

A wall mount is a major structural deal. You cut the sheet rock, run cable and other wire behind the TV to a central location. There is a mount involved. None of that is even suggested in the FREE basic installation.

Send the tech packing.........find someone else to do the work for free. AND if if the rig falls off the wall...be sure to sue everyone involved!

Price wall mounts at a few dealers. FREE, yeah, right.

Joe
Dude - they're talking about wall mounting the dish, NOT the TV.
 
vegassatellite

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How does this crap get this far?

A wall mount is a major structural deal. You cut the sheet rock, run cable and other wire behind the TV to a central location. There is a mount involved. None of that is even suggested in the FREE basic installation.

Send the tech packing.........find someone else to do the work for free. AND if if the rig falls off the wall...be sure to sue everyone involved!

Price wall mounts at a few dealers. FREE, yeah, right.

Joe


It's called read the post, bucko!
 
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How does this crap get this far?

A wall mount is a major structural deal. You cut the sheet rock, run cable and other wire behind the TV to a central location. There is a mount involved. None of that is even suggested in the FREE basic installation.

Send the tech packing.........find someone else to do the work for free. AND if if the rig falls off the wall...be sure to sue everyone involved!

Price wall mounts at a few dealers. FREE, yeah, right.

Joe

I hope you are not an installer in my area!!
 
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If the installer shows up without what it takes to do a wall mount, you need to send him packing.. He isn't much of an installer.

It happen to me when I got Dish. This installer claim he does not have a ladder and will come back on a holiday to finish up the work. He even spend times taking a break claiming he is missing parts and need to go back to get it. Next time, I will tell the guy to leave or cancel service. If I do need someone to install something, I make sure that person is driving a truck with the sat company logo on there. If not, he is gone.
 
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Dude - they're talking about wall mounting the dish, NOT the TV.

Not the TV?

Oh!

Sorry..............shouldn't take out a rough day on these threads.. Mind not in gear.

Joe
 
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Not the TV?

Oh!

Sorry..............shouldn't take out a rough day on these threads.. Mind not in gear.

Joe

Title of the thread is slightly misleading, as I too first though it was an inside TV mount....but i guess thats why one should read the post ;).

Masonry mounts can be a pain in the ass. I've seen all types of methods of anchoring the footing to the wall. My complaint is burning up my battery. If you only use it for a job or two, not a big deal, but if you are using your drill all day long, it can be annoying pulling out the ol trusty cord drill. Also, masonary bits don't come free nor do the bolts to attach.
 
RobbinM

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Sorry, I never thought about a TV mount. I updated the internal title but I don't know how to update the forum title of the thread.
 
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Again Apologies!

To answer........wall mounts are possible. They work fine but if they are done on a chimney or a weak wall the roto hammer myself and others use will knock down the wall. If water gets into the mounts in the BRICKS it will break the bricks when it freezes. So they need watching.

Again, you roll the dice to get a tech who has the tools and the simple training to do a first one.

Wall mounting TVs is another matter...........need an appropriate funny pic........x

Joe
 
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Title of the thread is slightly misleading, as I too first though it was an inside TV mount....but i guess thats why one should read the post ;).

Masonry mounts can be a pain in the ass. I've seen all types of methods of anchoring the footing to the wall. My complaint is burning up my battery. If you only use it for a job or two, not a big deal, but if you are using your drill all day long, it can be annoying pulling out the ol trusty cord drill. Also, masonary bits don't come free nor do the bolts to attach.

Try those anchors I suggested. Works great and you won't go back.
 
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The tech shouldn't have a problem doing wall mounts,he should have anchors in his van.
 
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The tech shouldn't have a problem doing wall mounts,he should have anchors in his van.

I wholeheartedly agree, but since so much of DirecTV's work is subbed out to multiple levels, a customer's mileage may vary. The only way to ensure its going to get done the way you want is to prepare in advance. Of course, the customer could always call a local retailer and that guy will almost certainly meet this customer's request as its fairly trivial in nature.
 
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