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Topic # 110907 18-Oct-2012 20:39 Send private message

Well.....the sky installer popped around to put up a dish for me and unfortunately stated it couldnt be done due to the fact its a steel framed house.

They dont carry stock of any hardware for attaching the mast to any thing other then timber. I find this fairly incredible seeing the ZOG brand has been on the market for years and there would be 100's if not 1000's of houses in the market. Im sure a few of them have sky......

Anyone else struck the issue and resolve it?

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  Reply # 703201 18-Oct-2012 20:53 Send private message

I guess you could have a builder install a timber beam where the dish needs to go?



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  Reply # 703205 18-Oct-2012 20:56 Send private message

Yes, thats what I suggested too :)
I guess I mean that Im after any 'standard' install options. Theres always a way around issues, but due to the number of ZOG frames on the market, I though there would be a more standard procedure.

Im still waiting to hear from Sky techs if that is the case - just because my installer hasnt struck the issue, doesnt mean others havent

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Reply # 703207 18-Oct-2012 20:58 Send private message

From memory you cannot attach anything to a wall or possibly any other structural piece of a steel framed house without voiding warranty. i.e a wall mounting bracket for a TV.
I phoned and left a message with  a major housing company who specialise in steel framed houses, asking questions re this and wifi coverage but never recieved a reply.
Sorry it does not help your question much, hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me can help us here.

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  Reply # 703245 18-Oct-2012 22:16 Send private message

What about installing a dish on the roof? Surely the roofing material is nailed to wooden purlins or is it screwed to steel?
Only other solution I can think of is a substantial steel pole in a concrete pad. If not too tall should work fine.

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  Reply # 703256 18-Oct-2012 22:34 Send private message

SpookyAwol: Well.....the sky installer popped around to put up a dish for me and unfortunately stated it couldnt be done due to the fact its a steel framed house.

They dont carry stock of any hardware for attaching the mast to any thing other then timber. I find this fairly incredible seeing the ZOG brand has been on the market for years and there would be 100's if not 1000's of houses in the market. Im sure a few of them have sky......

Anyone else struck the issue and resolve it?


Probably not that many homes though use that particular brand though. Surely it has timber purlins on the roof?



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  Reply # 703340 19-Oct-2012 07:39 Send private message


Probably not that many homes though use that particular brand though. Surely it has timber purlins on the roof?


ZOG is the framing brand - its used widely by Golden homes, so no wood at all.

It is a practice to strategically place wood in the wall if you want to mount something heavy like a flat screen. On a roof, something light weight like UHF isnt a problem, but more stresses on a dish I guess....



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  Reply # 706083 25-Oct-2012 08:10 Send private message

....the on going saga.....

Call sky. (Thursday)
(me) Id like to get sky dish installed on roof. It seems your installers cant do steel framed houses. Can you check with other installers and get back to me?
We will check and get back to you.

Call sky. (Friday)
(me) Why havent you got back to me?
We checked with tech, you need 4x4 in roof. (dont start car jokes)
(me) Where do I place this 4x4?
In the roof.
(me) Perhaps if you send me a mount, I can get it fitted
We will get installer to call you in the next hour. (who doesnt call.....)

Call sky (Tuesday)
(me) Why haven't you got back to me?
I've checked with tech. You need to install 4x4 in roof.
(me) <grit teeth> Where do I install this 4x4?
In the roof......
(me) How can I place wood in the roof without knowing where to place it as I dont know how big the bracket is?!! Please send me a bracket and I will get a builder to install.
We will get techs to call you.

Call sky (Wednesday)
(me) Why haven't you got back to me????!!!!
It seems you need 4x4 in the roof. I will pass it on to techs
<gun shot>

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  Reply # 706100 25-Oct-2012 09:07 Send private message

gumboot19: From memory you cannot attach anything to a wall or possibly any other structural piece of a steel framed house without voiding warranty. i.e a wall mounting bracket for a TV.


Note to self, dont buy steel framed house.

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  Reply # 706118 25-Oct-2012 09:38 Send private message

Steel framed houses are fine and may be slightly cheaper AFAIK?

How hard is it to get the damn bracket so you can install yourself?! LOL get the installer to come and then pay him for the bracket.







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  Reply # 709502 30-Oct-2012 21:47 Send private message

Finally got them to provide a bracket so I can get it mounted.......

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  Reply # 709517 30-Oct-2012 22:17 Send private message

Zeon: Steel framed houses are fine and may be slightly cheaper AFAIK?


Cost would likely be the reason why they would use steel framing over timber. I don't think there are really any advantages of steel over timber. I can only sell disadvantages myself.

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  Reply # 709521 30-Oct-2012 22:28 Send private message

Cool. If you could let us know the outcome of this it would be great.
There are a lot of steel framed buildings out there now and I have not seen many answers to questions re brackets and mounting points.



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  Reply # 711485 3-Nov-2012 18:43 Send private message

The builder popped around to install the bracket - I let him decide on the best method.
He was happy enough using tec screws and fixing it to the steel roof runners which also anchor through the main roof beams. He didnt think that sky should have much of an issue adapting with a bit of training.

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