Oh Dear

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BryceC, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    18,313
    766
    113
    Ratings:
    +1,274 / 101 / -0
    I'm not getting a satellite signal right now. I didn't do the Pam thing that has been suggested a billion times on here. Yes, yes, I know, it was stupid of me. My question now - how do I fix it? I honestly don't have a problem getting on the roof tomorrow, I used to build grain bins and it's not like I haven't walked around on wet/icy steel much, much higher in the air than my dish.

    How hard can I touch the dish? I don't want to mess anything if I have to wipe the stuff off hard. Should that be a concern?

    (FYI, for you "you shoulda got cable!" people, I lost service with mediacom in the heat of summer with clear blue skies many times.)
     
  2. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    7,943
    457
    83
    Male
    Education
    Johnston, IA
    Ratings:
    +457 / 0 / -0
    Had that problem in the past...I just threw hot water on it....and fixed!
     
  3. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    8,615
    190
    63
    Beer Guy
    W. Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +190 / 0 / -0
    Just wipe the face of the dish off, you should be fine.
     
  4. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    27,296
    2,214
    113
    Male
    Advertising sales
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +6,840 / 188 / -0
  5. HiltonMagic

    HiltonMagic Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    6,207
    213
    63
    CA
    Ratings:
    +213 / 0 / -0
    damn, you beat me to it. :biglaugh:
     
  6. tigershoops31

    tigershoops31 Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    5,534
    179
    63
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +199 / 1 / -0
    Make sure you look both ways for raccoons before climbing up there and exposing your face :wink:
     
  7. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    18,246
    389
    83
    Urbandale
    Ratings:
    +769 / 38 / -0
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzI8pYiXjXQ]YouTube - peter griffin attacked by raccoon part 1[/ame]
     
  8. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    15,075
    513
    113
    Midwest
    Ratings:
    +761 / 34 / -0
    Take a broom or a brush like you probably have on the ice scraper for your car.

    The dishes can be moved, but takes some serious effort. Remember they can handle some fairly strong winds and still have reception.
     

Share This Page