DirectTV and International 'receivers' how to remove?

cottagelivinginiowaSeptember 11, 2008

I just got a small house that was rented out for years. The renters had tons of TVs and internet 'stations' and installed direct TV. I know the satellite is direct TV, and I am told the box like apparatus on the house (next to it) is the international programming antennae. These two things are unattractive and are unused in my home (I have no plans to get a plan with them), I'd like to remove them---how do I do this? Is electricity involved? Just unbolt them and pull the cables out? Any help is appreciated. DTV said they do not remove them.

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dgmarie

You need to be careful in removing antennas on the roof that the roof remains weather sealed. You don't want water entering the attic where the lag screws used to be. Additionally, I've seen installations of antennas on the roof where removing the dish antenna also damaged shingles under the mount. If you don't feel comfortable removing the antenna call a local company that installs for Dish or DirectTV and pay them to remove the equipment.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 9:02PM
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davidandkasie

sorry for the late reply, hope this helps.

if the dish is mounted thru the roof, you can leave the base plate and just remove the dish and mast. if you do unbolt the base, simply fill each hole with SILICONE or ROOF PATCH. do not use CAULK.

if the dish is mounted to teh side of the home, caulk is fine to fill the holes.

as far as the international box, just remove it. the cables for it and the dish should just be coiled up and tucked away under the eave. you never know, you may decide to put an antenna up to pick up the new DTV channels over the air soon and these cables could come in handy! if you are 100% sure you will never need them, then cut them off.

i have never dealt with teh international box, but the dish itself has no voltage going to it when there are no receivers hooked up. even then it is car battery voltage, not deadly house voltage.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 11:27PM
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