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Old 01-15-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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snow and satellie dish


ok, i have a satellite dish, its been snowing and the dish is covered, this has prevented the dish from reflecting into the reciever bit so im not getting any signal, i dont want to use a ladder as its very slippy outside and have no one to hold it at the moment(will have in a few hours), the outside tap/pipe is partially frozen so im not getting any pressure to the hosepipe can anyone suggest how i might get the snow off my dish so i can get tv again?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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Snow in England?

What about spraying it with a hose connected to a warm water tap?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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Order Cable TV..
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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ive determind it wasnt the tap/pipe that was frozon, it was the hose im currently pouring boiling water on it, and my range is increasing, hopfully i'll be able to reach the dish soon.

and yes it does snow here, lol

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Old 01-16-2004, 02:15 PM   #5
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Cool - So the hose worked?
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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yes, a couple of kettles worth of hot water on the hosepipe and and it was good as new, i then cleared the dish just in time to see the credits roll for mash on paramount
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:35 AM   #7
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THey make heaters for them as well, but I've never really bothered with mine. When it's covered or otherwise doesn't work, it gives me an excuse to do something productive.

One question: You did all that just to watch a rerun of M.A.S.H. credits??!!
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:28 AM   #8
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i cleared it to watch mash but unfortunatly it wasnt clear until the credits came on.

they make heaters for dishes? thats a nice gadget, doesnt snow here enough to justify having one though.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 10:38 PM   #9
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You don't just loose the signal with snow on the dish.

You might just have snow in the atmosphere, or even either very heavy rain or thick fog/mist can screw things up as well - though the snow problem happen's to be just about the biggest nuisance.

How about moving the dish lower down the wall, so you can give it a clout with a broom handle ? (or move to North Africa, they don't get much snow there ? and it would normally be a bloody sight warmer than Durham )

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Old 01-18-2004, 02:09 PM   #10
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place a candle under the dish

this will slightly heat the dish which will prevent the snow from sticking
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #11
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I think the candle my go out once the snow starts melting and dripping.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #12
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since he is watching tv and not reading he could take all the unused books laying around the house and use them to circle the candle. this would provide a barrier to the snow.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:47 PM   #13
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Couldn't you just spray the dish with WD-40 once every year before snow comes? That way, the snow would just slide off.

Martin
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:47 PM   #14
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Just don't spray water on the dish when it's below zero, that will make it even more disfunctional
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:53 PM   #15
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disfunction and tv go hand and hand. it can not be prevented.
 
  


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