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04-18-2002, 12:10 AM
I had a question for all the apartment dwellers out there. I want to get direct tv and my manager allows it so long as no drilling is done on the surface of the apartment building. I have a south-facing balcony on Palms Blvd (for all the SoCal people out there)in West LA. The balcony is on the first floor.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can do this or anywhere I can find info on how to do this?
Thanks so much!
05-16-2002, 02:17 AM
I'm near DC and my dish points SW, I'm not sure which direction yours needs to point....probably S or SW. If you can't drill into the balcony why not keep the dish indoors? I've seen many dishes by windows or glass doors. Drill into the floor! :-)
05-16-2002, 02:22 AM
Or use. . . duct tape, fixes up everything, hehe. And direction-wise you're good to go, just need a clear line of sight of the southern sky.
05-16-2002, 02:46 AM
i'ev seen some people at my apartment just somehow attach it to the porch railings somehow.. :shrug:
All DSS systems must point to the south since the sattelites are in a geosynchronise orbit above the equator. As far as where you can put in an apartment building, the FCC always you put install in any manner as long as it is with in an area inclusive of your apartment. If you want to bolt into the wall they cant stop you.
Q: If I live in a condominium or an apartment building, does this rule apply to me?
A: The rule applies to antenna users who live in a multiple dwelling unit building, such as a condominium or apartment building, if the antenna user has an exclusive use area in which to install the antenna. "Exclusive use" means an area of the property that only you, and persons you permit, may enter and use to the exclusion of other residents. For example, your condominium or apartment may include a balcony, terrace, deck or patio that only you can use, and the rule applies to these areas. The rule does not apply to common areas, such as the roof, the hallways, the walkways or the exterior walls of a condominium or apartment building. Restrictions on antennas installed in these common areas are not covered by the Commission's rule. For example, the rule would not apply to prohibit restrictions that prevent drilling through the exterior wall of a condominium or rental unit.
05-31-2002, 03:27 PM
Buy a piece of Plywood. Make it as a base. Attach a metal pole. Weight down the board to the balcony. Then attach the dish to the metal pole. Seen this donw near me. The guy cemented the pole in his front yard on the side. Looks OK.
06-01-2002, 11:24 AM
Being on the bottom floor, I hope you have an angle to catch the satalite. :)
When we attached ours at our apt, we used two pieces of metal to sandwich the dish mounting to the balcany. We used 1/4" bolts to secure the two pieces together through the balcony.
06-01-2002, 04:07 PM
Thanks so much everyone for their replies and help! Unfortunately, just running the line from the satellite to the receiver would have required drilling a hole through the wall (which our manager wouldn't allow) so we had to return everything.
Thanks again for the help!
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