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Question DetailsAsked on 2/15/2018

local satellite dish removal service

Live in Eureka, MO; 63025. Dish is 10 feet above ground on side of house; no obstacles. Guessing dish is 24".

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Below are links to a few previous similar questions with answers FYI - though those are keyed more to roof-mounts. For your case - especially if truly only 2-3 foot diameter (a mini-dish) as opposed to the 4-6 foot ones, a Handyman (Handymen is the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed ones) should be able to do it fine.


There also used to be a TV Antenna category.


I would advise him when you call and talk to him that it is wall-mounted about 10 feet up, and (assuming you have rafters overhanging the wall) that you do not have a problem with him putting in a temporary eye hook in a rafter to suspend it from while taking it down. Though with a 2' diameter he will probably just tie it off to the ladder while unbolting it, then hand-carry it down the ladder. But allowing an eye hook (to be removed if you care) in a rafter allows him to do it for sure alone, cutting your cost to probably his minimum service charge - which for most handymen (assuming local to his service area) around $50-125. Perhaps more if you want him to dispose of the dish - though in our area if this is a Dish TV or similar satellite company dish leave it by garage door, and call them and they will swing by and pick it up for free to reuse.


Of course, if you have a ladder long enough to get close to the rafters (so probably extension ladder) also doable for most DIY people - put in eye hook in rafter (should probably be 3/8" shaft diameter to be on safe side), tie off a rope (1/4" nylon should be fine for that size dish), feed it through the eye bolt, and drop to ground. Can tie off down there or have another person hold it while you unbolt the dish.


Be sure to have him fill the bolt holes and cut-off TV cable hole (if feeds into house through wall) with long-life exterior caulk - preferably paintable siliconized latex so it does not leave a shiny glossy clear spot when you next paint (pure silicone does not take paint worth beans) so mention that up-front so he brings some.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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