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I do hope it's sunny this weekend...

2cvbloke

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#1
Cos I want to rebuild my groundstand for my 1m Channel Master dish in my yard!!! :D

The sandblasting and repointing is done, so it should be safe to put my dish outside, well, once I get the new security light up, but the groundstand needs to be levelled up before I put my dish on it as the ground, to say the least, is as straight as a ladyboy!!! :-rofl2

But, in the shed (in which I found my inflateable boat!!!) there's what looks like some old stone rooftile bits, so I can use those to make a nice level(ish) platform of somesort... :D
 

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#2
Sod's law it would be throwing it down with rain since I wanted to actually put my dish up outside!!! :(

I'm just glad I live on a valley though as the recent rain has flooded the nearby town of Earby!!! :eek:

I have put my dish together indoors though, just to make sure I remember how to do it... :D
 

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#3
According to BBC weather its going to be Sunny Intervals with a max temp of 17C on Saturday up t'north. (Sunny in Kent 20C:))
 

2cvbloke

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#4
Robbo71 said:
According to BBC weather its going to be Sunny Intervals with a max temp of 17C on Saturday up t'north. (Sunny in Kent 20C:))
Local news says otherwise... :D

And the local weather says otherwise too, it's tanking it down!!! :eek:
 

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#5
I'm away in plymouth next week so i'm also hoping for good weather.

If it's raining it shouldn't stop you making the hole though so you'll atleast get a few things done. Just catch it inbetween the showers.

Rgds

PJ
 

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#7
Depends on the ground mount tbh, but normally cement or as i used postmix. Drill some holes into the postmix for the huge bolts to bolt the stand solid. (SDS drill is required though)

YMMV though

PJ
 

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#8
I have a patio stand... :D

No digging required, just have to work out how to build a level platform for it to stand on... :D
 

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#9
why dont u mount the dish on that out house toilet thing you have???
 

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#10
Yeshi said:
why dont u mount the dish on that out house toilet thing you have???
Because it's not flat and has a wall infront of it and is open to the back street... :D
 

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#11
>Pray for no winds :)

I will re-install my toroid dish next week.

No matter the weather :eek:
 

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#12
dig deep said:
>Pray for no winds :)

I will re-install my toroid dish next week.

No matter the weather :eek:
Good luck!!! :D

My ground stand came with 8x patio paving slabs to weight it down, might get some extra weight on it (sand bags or gravel bags) seeing how the weather's becoming more and more volatile and I don't want to lose my £45 bargain!!! :eek:
 

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#13
surprised you aint got it up already. my channel master dish is still in the box
 

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#14
wod said:
surprised you aint got it up already. my channel master dish is still in the box
Well there's been alsorts going on out in my yard (repointing, sandblasting, prev. occupant's rubbish being cleared, and of course the bloomin' horrible weather!!!), but it's not looking good weatherwise, I really don't want my cables getting wet (have CT100 cable and I guess cheapo RG6, formerly NTL cable, foam-filled cable too) and I need to make a level footing for the stand which might need to involve cement (handy the repointers left a bag of cement powder, just need some sand!!!) which in heavy rain would probably wash away!!! :eek:
 

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#15
just get a spirit level and use some of cuts of wood etc to level it up
 

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#16
wod said:
just get a spirit level and use some of cuts of wood etc to level it up
Spirit level's ok, well, a minidish clip-on at least, but unless the leylandii come down, no wood to spare, but there is a load of old roof tile stones in the shed which I could use though as they're that old they're onion skinned (as in peeling apart in layers)... :D
 

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#17
get permission from your landlord to trim those trees and rent one of those tree cutter electric saw and you know cut em down and say the saw slipped

i have trees around me but i seem to get good signal on sats 30e to 30w
 

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#18
No digging required, just have to work out how to build a level platform for it to stand on...
isn't there any adjustment on the patio mount at all mate?

As long as the ground is reasonably flat, you then adjust the patio/mount.:)
 

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wod said:
get permission from your landlord to trim those trees and rent one of those tree cutter electric saw and you know cut em down and say the saw slipped

i have trees around me but i seem to get good signal on sats 30e to 30w
What about the BT phonelines that the trees have grown up through??? ;)

I ain't paying the fine for damaging them!!! O-no

My dish won't be motorised, looks too bloody complicated to on the back of the dish, it does have fine AZ/EL adjustment bolts though... :D
 

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#20
yeah mine has that az-el mount, pretty beefy though the size and build of them