Welcome to the The Garage Journal Board forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   The Garage Journal Board > The Garage > Free Parking

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #1
54FordPanel
Senior Member
 
54FordPanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fort 54, Littleton, Co
Posts: 4,358
Default Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

What products have people used successfully (not theoretically) to keep snow and ice from sticking to your satellite dishes? To get to my dish I have to get up on my my roof. Which isn't a bad trip usually, but it's adventuresome when it's got snow on top of ice on top of shingles.

I've thought of using Rain-X or car wax, I've heard cooking spray, but I don't feel like experimenting.

Has anybody actually used something that works?
__________________
"The Audacity Of Bull$#*%"

My 82 Jeep Cherokee Restoration
54FordPanel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
GTO
Senior Member
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ,NC,FL
Posts: 2,005
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

They make covers for them.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 10-29-2011, 05:44 AM   #3
54FordPanel
Senior Member
 
54FordPanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fort 54, Littleton, Co
Posts: 4,358
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
They make covers for them.
Do they work good? Anybody had any experience with them?

I looked up these online:
http://www.montanasatellitesupply.co...show=60&page=1
They "guarantee" them for 6 months and warranty them for a year.....seems like they would rot off after a few year?
__________________
"The Audacity Of Bull$#*%"

My 82 Jeep Cherokee Restoration

Last edited by 54FordPanel; 10-29-2011 at 05:55 AM.
54FordPanel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 06:25 AM   #4
GTO
Senior Member
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ,NC,FL
Posts: 2,005
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Quote:
Originally Posted by 54FordPanel View Post
Do they work good? Anybody had any experience with them?

I looked up these online:
http://www.montanasatellitesupply.co...show=60&page=1
They "guarantee" them for 6 months and warranty them for a year.....seems like they would rot off after a few year?
Sorry,can't help you there.I never had one on mine,and I just got rid of DTV and went Fiber optic.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:03 AM   #5
metaleltr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western Ohio
Posts: 2,002
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

I was told by the satellite service guy to use rain-X. Asked about wax and I don't think he understood what I meant. I reacted like I was going to rub a candle on the dish!
metaleltr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
tdkkart
Senior Member
 
tdkkart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 4,901
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

I've had Dish Network dishes on the roofs of 2 houses since about 1999 or 2000, never had an issue with snow or ice buildup on the dish. Yes, we do have our fair share of snow and ice here but never had an issue.
The farther south you are your dish will be aimed higher which will make it collect snow like a bowl, but in the northern half of the US that shouldn't be a problem.
tdkkart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #7
Shadowdog500
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,438
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Dish heaters?

http://www.thesatelliteshop.net/sate...ers-c-871.html
Shadowdog500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
tdkkart
Senior Member
 
tdkkart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 4,901
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowdog500 View Post

Holy crap. Yet another way to make money off of un-founded fears.
tdkkart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:36 PM   #9
canuckian
Senior Member
 
canuckian's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: East coast of Canaaada
Posts: 3,338
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

I always used a broom but if it's mounted on the roof, a cover or some kind of automotive wax may help.
__________________
wanted items thread:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=244275
canuckian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:40 PM   #10
gluckmysock
Senior Member
 
gluckmysock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Pennsylvania
Posts: 111
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

i used rain-x on mine and never had a problem. but i put it on right after it was installed.
gluckmysock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
kbs2244
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,376
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

My neighbor has a canvas cover on his.
It seems to work.
It goes around the back of the dish and out to the collector.
It looks like a snow cone laid on it's side.
It is the only one I have ever seen.
kbs2244 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:17 PM   #12
weadjust
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tupelo, MS
Posts: 682
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Super soaker filled with auto de-icing fluid if you need distance. My dish is on a the roof of a single story ranch so I can just spray it with the garden hose.
weadjust is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #13
A_Pmech
Super Moderator
 
A_Pmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: IL
Posts: 6,675
Default Re: Snow & ice build up on satellite dish

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdkkart View Post
Holy crap. Yet another way to make money off of un-founded fears.
People fear losing their cable TV reception?

Glad I don't live in that world!
__________________
Your Finest Hammer
Building The Paulding Racer - My Blog
My Garage Machine Shop

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Stanley Hooker
One stroke to produce power and three strokes to wear it out.
A_Pmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 AM.