The location we decided on for my new TV dish was on the back patio. I
wanted it mounted in the corner where the rails meet at a 90 degree.
Do they make a 2 hole pipe/pole strap that will allow you to screw the
strap to the inside rail?
O'Neil to General Hammond:
For the record Sir, I wanted to blow it the hell up.
What size pipe?
Here is a Simpson Strong-Tie pipe corner bracket but its meant for 2"
steel pipe (2-3/8" OD)
If your pipe size is smaller perhaps it might fit inside the 2" pipe
and could be secured with screws through the wall of the 2" pipe.
The oval dishes for hd are pretty heavy and dishes need to be pretty
rigid to get the maximum signal. I would be concerned that your
location on a deck rail is not solid enough. What about using a
regular dish wall mount on the side of your deck? Do you need the
elevation at the rail to get over something?
Well if the corner is pretty solid then I guess that's your other
option. Nothing available on the corners of the house?
The installation guy should have pipe. They bury it with concrete for
free standing installations. He'll change you extra for the pipe.
I've heard there is an exhaust pipe size that matches but you'll
stoill have to buy it and it will need paint too.
Are you sure that the railing can handle the stresses that you are
afraid to apply to the house?
Not only will the strength of the railing need to be considered, but
your mounting method also.
As I'm sure you are aware, the entire mounting "system" has to be able
to handle the stresses.
Millions of people mount them on the house. I have mine mounted on
the corner boards at the right rear corner of the house about 16 feet
up. Use long lag screws on the main pipe mount so some of them will
get through the sheathing to the framing lumber. The hd dishes come
with two stabilizing arms. Make sure you installer mounts those as
well. They do not need to hit frame, just screwed into the siding and
underlayment or corner board is enough. Mine's been up for 2 years.
Generally one rear corner or another on the house up a ways is fairly
unobtrusive. Certainly a lot less of an eyesore than mounted on the
railing corner of a deck.
On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:40:36 -0700 (PDT), jamesgangnc
Here is a picture of my house.
The lower left corner is aimed almost directly at the satellite. I
don't think I could have used a corner on the back. I think the deck
is a better place than the front yard.
It is a done deal now anyway. I have had a HDTV for 2 years now. It
is time I had HD channels.
What, no locals close enough to hit with rabbit ears? OTA HD is sharper
than Dish HD anyway. I have seriously been thinking about planting an
antenna pole through my deck (as a stabilizer), to hold a big yagi.
Mount a bracket and thumbscrew at a convenient height, so I don't have
to screw with wiring up a rotator- just step out the sliding door and
turn the handle to the correct index mark. My existing OTA antenna is
falling apart, and mounted to a wooden chimney that is also falling
apart, and the apple tree keeps trying to mate with it.
Said wooden chimney is also getting flexible enough, that in high wind,
my Dish that is mounted to it flutters, and I lose lock on the bird for
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