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  Reply # 320922 20-Apr-2010 20:59
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Sorry i forgot to mention i am in Taupo -

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Reply # 320932 20-Apr-2010 21:05
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thedonk: Sorry i forgot to mention i am in Taupo -


Ring this number I am sure they could sort your issue out real quick

(07) 378 4667

12 Titiraupenga Street
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Reply # 320938 20-Apr-2010 21:09
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John i'm inpressed with your intellect - as an ex stihl mechanic myself maybe you could tell me how Stihl Shop Taupo could help with a sky install - the jokes getting old ............. you might want to stand in the corner and have a quiet word with yourself. Thanks.

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  Reply # 320939 20-Apr-2010 21:10
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cutting the tree down. :P




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Reply # 320944 20-Apr-2010 21:13
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thedonk: John i'm inpressed with your intellect - as an ex stihl mechanic myself maybe you could tell me how Stihl Shop Taupo could help with a sky install - the jokes getting old ............. you might want to stand in the corner and have a quiet word with yourself. Thanks.


You know how to work a chain saw and sounds like you have access to one?

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  Reply # 321012 20-Apr-2010 22:05
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If it's a tree stopping your satellite signal then you'll need to find a new position for your dish that has clear signal from D1, it is possible that the tree is shielding the signal enough to cause problems but it would need to be a very big tree.

A better option would be to call your local freeview satellite installer and get him/her to do some testing for you then get the sky guy to simply drop off the RX.

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  Reply # 321691 22-Apr-2010 14:31
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Hey, my old man is a Sky contractor.

A lot of Sky technicians just reject jobs if they look too hard.

Most of Sky's technicians are contractors and get paid a commission per job. A small number of technicians actually work for Sky directly and get paid a salary. Usually a full install will take around 2 hours but sometimes it can take longer and use more the the contractors materials (eg, cable). In either case, the contractor gets paid the same so it may be that he just can't be bothered doing your install.

It sounds dodgy that he's just walking about saying there is no signal...

You could try asking for a different technician.....

Long ago when i had Sky installed the first technician said it couldn't be done because of a massive tree we had. When my dad started working for them, he just ran a massive cable across to the other end of the roof and got it working just perfectly.




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Reply # 321787 22-Apr-2010 18:00
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I'll post a picture of the tree so everyone can see what i am dealing with - i am looking into whether or not a private install would be the go , if i do do i have to pay for the sattelite ? Just want someone to say right ... put a 3m post here ( in the most discreet place possible) and run the cable to here and when i come back i can install it - job done ! Not well you could try here, or i can fix it to this tree stump - and you should get it ! haha Pillock !

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  Reply # 321788 22-Apr-2010 18:06
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If you do a private install, do it yourself, otherwise you not only pay for the dish, you pay for the guy to put it up, align it and attach the cable. Alignment alone (here in Whangarei) was going to cost me $60




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  Reply # 322940 26-Apr-2010 11:14
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I went with a pole some distance from the house. I did this for two reasons.

1. Having a dish on the house looks terrible.

2. The pole is installed where I get the best reception on the property. (in Queenstown with trees in the foreground and a hill in the background).

I just dug a hoe, got a bit of scaff pipe and concreted it in. I bought a 90cm dish myself online and then had a local contractor run 4 cables between the house and the dish. It was pretty easy and keeps the house looking nice and clean.

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  Reply # 322954 26-Apr-2010 11:31
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ruff: I went with a pole some distance from the house. I did this for two reasons.

1. Having a dish on the house looks terrible.

2. The pole is installed where I get the best reception on the property. (in Queenstown with trees in the foreground and a hill in the background).

I just dug a hoe, got a bit of scaff pipe and concreted it in. I bought a 90cm dish myself online and then had a local contractor run 4 cables between the house and the dish. It was pretty easy and keeps the house looking nice and clean.


How come you got a contractor to dig your cables in? they wouln't be electrical so you wouldn't need a permit or someone to sign off on it.




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  Reply # 322965 26-Apr-2010 11:55
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It was a new house build. The cables were run in an existing trench by my sparkie while I was off making enough money to pay for the whole thing!

(We ran four for redundancy and future-proofing)

Here is the house: http://spacedesign.co.nz/arch/page5/page5.html

My girlfriend is the architect and we established very early on that the dish would ruin the lines of the house if it was bolted to the top.

 

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  Reply # 322966 26-Apr-2010 11:57
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abit off topic but, thats a pretty funky house :P




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Reply # 322973 26-Apr-2010 12:19
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l43a2: abit off topic but, thats a pretty funky house :P


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  Reply # 322978 26-Apr-2010 12:24
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ruff: I went with a pole some distance from the house. I did this for two reasons.

1. Having a dish on the house looks terrible.

2. The pole is installed where I get the best reception on the property. (in Queenstown with trees in the foreground and a hill in the background).

I just dug a hoe, got a bit of scaff pipe and concreted it in. I bought a 90cm dish myself online and then had a local contractor run 4 cables between the house and the dish. It was pretty easy and keeps the house looking nice and clean.


Why did you have him run 4 cables from the dish to your house?


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