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D*: can 5LNB dish go on roof?

12-27-2006, 10:04 AM
I had an installer come out yesterday. Said that in the back of my yard, he cannot get a clear signal because my house blocks it. I line in a 3 story townhouse.

Can this dish go on my roof and replace the 3 LNB I have installed? I know they go on different size polls, but the installer said that it is too big to be put on a roof.

12-27-2006, 10:21 AM
i know my father in law just got direct tv after talking him into leaving E* but the 5lbn slimline or whatever it was called looked hideous on the roof, it had to support straps that held the pole in place, it looked so bad he called em back and made em move it

12-27-2006, 10:30 AM
Both the AT-9 and AU-9 ("slimline") versions of the 5-lnb dish are fine for roof mounting. They need the two stabilisers ("monopoles") to make sure they do not move in the wind. If the pitch of the roof is too steep then many installers will not do a roof install, it's not a problem for the dish but it is a safety and difficulty issue.
Mines on the roof, at the back of the house, and I don't notice how ugly it probably is!!

12-27-2006, 12:17 PM
This is what Mine looks like. It's been up there over a Year now.

12-27-2006, 02:02 PM
Looks cool. Did you install that?

12-28-2006, 09:44 AM
Looks cool. Did you install that?

No - D* Contractor installed the dish. I already ran the extra (2) cables to the House all they had to do was connect them. ;)

12-28-2006, 11:53 AM
Mine is on the roof and the installers had no qualms about putting it there!

12-29-2006, 08:56 AM
Mine was installed on the roof by a professional installer. I had my old 18" dish mounted on the back side of the chimney (where it couldn't be seen). Unfortunately, the installer said no go on the chimney mount for the 5LNB dish. It's still behind the chimney, but you can see it somewhat now, the wife wasn't thrilled about that, but it's all good.... I was worried about leaking, and we had just put on a new roof a few months earlier. The installer had some kind of really thick "rubbery-gooey" film that he put under each foot and mount, then wrapped it over the top and pressed it all together. It reminded me of the stuff they use to seal car windshields. I don't think I'll have to worry about leaks. :)