Bad practice & Nightmare installations

Lazarus

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Good grief.
 
Captain Jack

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Oh my.. and I thought my installs were bad!
 
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You don't work for a satellite installation company in Bristol do you Captain Jack :-lmao
 
Captain Jack

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Ha, nope. Is there one here to avoid?!
 
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They don't do home installations only commercial ones so no worries there lol
 
battenfan

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That ladder climb probably isn't as bad as it looks, although not to be recommended, the ladders are stood on a flat roof, which is at the base of the chimney.
*Mick Dundee voice* That's not a ladder...
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Sorry for ot, couldn't help myself.
 
gibertini

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They don't do home installations only commercial ones so no worries there lol
that wouldnt be A******* would it?
 
rolfw

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Here are a couple of bad ones, first two are of an installation that's been leaning for ages, but the owners did nothing about it. Latest winds have caused real problems and chimney needs urgent rebuilding. Another good reason why not to put dishes on chimneys.

Second two photos, not the same chimney, but the still intact one shows why the collapsed one occurred.
 

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Lazarus

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Salutary lessons there.
 
Archived-1

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One way of getting a signal from over a block of flats.
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rolfw

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I wonder how long that'll stay up.:)
 
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Its been up a few years now rolf, I pass it nearly every day, but I bet they not watching much when the wind gets up lol.
 
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Erm let me think, Was it because it was set as vertically polarised looking at a horizontally polarised transmitter :D

Thats shocking, was it nailed down?

that wouldnt be A******* would it?
Could well be. Shall we play hangman to see if we can guess.

A**n****

Your turn.
 
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No It was free standing. It was actually a group C/D on a group A transmitter. LOL
 
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Here's a the A-typical lazy sky installer, and a couple of aerial installs I went to sort out where they had the " Not getting the ladders off the van" days.
I love the aerial ones. Can imagine when they put it up. Oh flip it, here will do.
 
Analoguesat

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Here are a couple of bad ones, first two are of an installation that's been leaning for ages, but the owners did nothing about it. Latest winds have caused real problems and chimney needs urgent rebuilding. Another good reason why not to put dishes on chimneys.

Second two photos, not the same chimney, but the still intact one shows why the collapsed one occurred.
Interesting big coil of wire on the back of the dish in the foreground in that first pic too.
 
rolfw

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Interesting big coil of wire on the back of the dish in the foreground in that first pic too.
Yes, typical of lottery dishes (It's a convenience store), not sure whether they are pre-terminated, but always have a large coil of cable on the back.

An update, I phoned them last Sunday to inform them of the danger, but there is still no action on the chimney. It'll cost them a bit to repair as it is, but another period of high wind will make it a very costly repair.
 
Terryl

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Here is a good one, nice install....how-NOT-to-install-a-satellite-dish.jpg
 
Tony1A

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