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    Dent in Satellite

    We had a 1.8m satellite fitted 3 months ago with a quad LNB that feeds 4 apartments, the company that fitted it only bolted it to the roof with the result the storms of a few weeks ago blew it over and made a small dent in it. A local fitter came out and said that we needed a new dish, the lnb was ok and it would cost 900euros for a new one. The original guy that fitted it did come back, we built a plinth and he retuned it for 75euros. However we loose most channels at night that were ok before. Any Ideas?


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    Re: Dent in Satellite

    firstly, i would never bolt anything into a roof, as there is always the potential for leaks. a big concrete base should really be constructed on a flat area of the roof. so the original ghuy charged you cor fixing a dish that was installed due to his incompetance...hmmm

    secondly, if you took pictures of when the dish down and any damage to the roof or dish you may be able to claim for a new dish from the insurance company (it may be a bit too late now but it may be worth a go)

    thirdly, 900 euros for a 1.8m dish seem a lot of money...especially if it is just the dish that needs replacing. personally i sell 1.8s for 700 euros installed. i will coceed that it is difficult to get just the dish itself from suppliers without the whole support rig, but check what the company quoting 900 charges for a full installation...then knock off 50 to 75 euros for the lnb, 50 - 75 euros for the cabling.

    a damaged dish can perform less well, as the knock on the bottom of the dish may "squash" the dish also, so the sides may be bent.
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