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Topic # 70042 17-Oct-2010 17:30
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It is possible to mount the skytv satellite dish to a ground pole similar to what you see in these pictures:

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/onarch-cherryave-dish0910.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1228/1109172981_b45b68cb07_o.jpg

http://www.starlancs.com/images/Installations/NetLink%20pole%20mount%20001.jpg

Should the pole be metal or steel? And should heavy duty concrete be used?

I have been trying to find out whether a building consent is required in the Auckland city council region but I cannot find any info on this. Would the skytv installer take care of the building consent(if required) and provide the pole and concrete it or would I need to get a builder to take care of the consent, pole and the skytv installer to take care of the dish? 

I have no idea on how the cable would run from the pole to the house but I was reading that the cable needs to be grounded in case of a lightning strike.

The reason I don't what the satellite dish mounted to my house is because of the leak danger.

And when skytv installs a phone line socket does it have a dsl splitter installed or do they give you an external splitter? 

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  Reply # 392878 17-Oct-2010 17:49
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I can't imagine Sky doing any such thing like as building consent. They only install dishes on rooves or the side of buildings from what I understand.

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  Reply # 392900 17-Oct-2010 18:42
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Attached to a building is no problem, but free-standing is a different thing. I recall reading about it on the Manukau web site.




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  Reply # 392966 17-Oct-2010 22:12
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Yes. I concreted a length of scaff pipe into the ground well away from the house. The dish has excellent reception, is sturdy and not affected by wind, and most importantly it does not look ugly on the roof of the house!



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  Reply # 397128 29-Oct-2010 01:45
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ruff: Yes. I concreted a length of scaff pipe into the ground well away from the house. The dish has excellent reception, is sturdy and not affected by wind, and most importantly it does not look ugly on the roof of the house!


How tall is the pipe? Does the skytv satellite dish require mains power? Is there a power cable running from the dish? 

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  Reply # 397160 29-Oct-2010 08:42
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No mains power required. About 2.5m tall. Long cable run back to the house. No signal loss.

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