After my 3rd visit/rescheduling from Ironwood Communications I finally got someone in my backyard to begin my 5 LNB dish installation. Excited that I would have HD for the remaining NFL games and more I watched them get out of the van like a kid seeing Santa arrive in his sleigh. He he he...
Before I can even say hello, the installer says "we are going to have a problem....", he then gives me the blanket stucco house statement and says my only option is a pole and yada, yada, yada. Not too mention I have spanish tile roof so they are no way climbing up on that. I'm immediatly thinking -- I just convinced my wife to allow me to buy this equipment and NOW I am going to have to convince her that I need a 10 foot metal pole in our backyard for a dish to get HD channels that she could care less about. They then let me see the dish and size and it's clearly bigger and heavier. AND No doubt I don't want my house and the stucco to crack and cause problems BUT it just seems lame that there woudn't be a mount for this thing knowing that a lot of houses have stucco. They didn't even mention that they didn't have the right gear just simply put that it's pole or no HD.
How frustrated am I that I took 3 days off of work after the schedule shuffle with them to hear this news. They should have some initial dialog with customers before they even drive out. I bet it's eaten up a ton of time just rejecting people!
Anyway, I saw that someone mentioned them giving them the installation guide and how there was a chimney mount or strap available. I know they come to my house and see the two stories, spanish tile and think "Hell no! I'm not doing that...." but I am going to get A$$ handed to me if the wife sees me digging a ditch for a pole.
Can someone please clarify or elaborate on the legitimacy and availability of this chimney mount or strap. It seems to be my only hope for getting the new dish up and a HD broadcast. I attatched an pic of my house. My current dish is mounted in the corner of the back chimney,
Thanks for the local thread. Very cool and resourceful!