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Old 11-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #1366
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Last weekend I put up my satelite for British TV. My plan was to install a 2nd dish for German channels. I was talking with a friend and he suggested a multi holder. They don't make one for my dish but it got me thinking. I found this mount and went to work. I cut a wood block that has the same angle and just fits inside the arm. I'm bouncing the signal to the white LNB and getting a straight shot on the black one. It works great. Here are a few pics, dorf dude...
Do you have to turn the dish each time you switch from one to the other?

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #1367
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Do you have to turn the dish each time you switch from one to the other?
I'm not sure about Shu's dish Jim, but we have dual LNB's on our dish so it can pick up two different satellites. The dish itself doesn't move. It sounds like the same thing that Shu has. From what I understand, this has something to do with being able to receive the HD channels.

You can get a setup which has a simple motor drive on it which will go to any satellite within reach. Of course I found this out AFTER I had ours installed. It is also very inexpensive. I believe the whole shebang costs about $200.

It is reminiscent of the old TV rotating antennas...remember those? Same idea.
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I'm not sure about Shu's dish Jim, but we have dual LNB's on our dish so it can pick up two different satellites. The dish itself doesn't move. It sounds like the same thing that Shu has. From what I understand, this has something to do with being able to receive the HD channels.

You can get a setup which has a simple motor drive on it which will go to any satellite within reach. Of course I found this out AFTER I had ours installed. It is also very inexpensive. I believe the whole shebang costs about $200.

It is reminiscent of the old TV rotating antennas...remember those? Same idea.
Oh, OK, I see, thanks Keith, I appreciate that. I do remember the old TV antennas, come up a wind storm and there went the TV watching.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:50 PM   #1369
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The satelite does not move. I'm doing a bank shot with the white LNB. I got the bathroom window ledge grouted. It came out great. I will do more window ledges the same way. The best thing about it is it's free! Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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I started laying out the next window sill. The rocks are really dirty and covered in mud. Not good for the shower or sink cleaning. My outside water is turned off now. I will take the rocks to the car wash and blast them clean tomorrow. Here is a pre install pic. They look ok to me, best of all the cost is $0. More to follow, dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude -

The car wash is a great way to get them clean - I would not have thought of that.

I really like the contrast of the over-all theme of traditional a proven structure and the modern finishes.

Keep it going while you are getting settled and organized.

How good is the new internet connection since you are in a little bit of a void area geographically and limited by local wire connections?

Happy turkey day, but I know that is not traditional there. My English friend in the U.S. always had a rare beef tenderloin and left the turkey to the "bottom-feeders" (as he said).

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So....

I polished off a 6 pack of 420's last night, just for you...it was a lot of work. Now that you've moved, where should I mail these to?
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #1373
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Happy Thanksgiving! I spent the morning at the Dentist getting a major cleaning. 1 1/2 hr's. I attacked the 2 window ledges in the living room. The original lay out actually didn't work out and I changed it. Compare previous pic with current. Slightly different. I have 2 more window ledges to do but they won't be out of stone. I will come up with wood or tile, not sure yet. Only the stone framed windows will get stone ledges. I put up a stained glass on the front window, it fit perfect. It is called "Old Man Winter" perfect since we started getting snow 2 days ago. It looks fantastic from the outside. Tomorrow is grout the window ledges and then??? We'll see what happens, dorf dode...
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Window sills are looking mighty fine.

I'm trying to think who old man winter reminds me of. I think it is a combination of Groucho Marx, Leroy Neimann and Albert Einstein.

Did you do the stained glass?
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Yes I did do the stained glass. Hardest one I ever did. No straight lines, all curves. Difficult to say the least. Thanks for following, dorf dude..
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I polished off a 6 pack of 420's last night, just for you...it was a lot of work. Now that you've moved, where should I mail these to?
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I got the window ledges grouted. The butterfly came down for a visit. It was his last flight. He died today. I'm suprised that he lived this long. I have included a pic of cleaning the pellet stove. That is 1 week of burning. I love this stove! Beats the heck out of wood stoves. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Those window sills came out great! Who would have thought of using free rocks for a sill...terrific idea!
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Dorf dude -

I like the sills since they reflect other potions of you house. Are you going to coat them with a clear sealer to minimize the dust collection and butterfly debris?

How will the beer bottles stand on them because of the surface? I guess with a casement window you just speed up the consumption unless you don't plan on swinging the casement inward.

My great-grandfather (Frederick/Fritz) did not have that problem since he just sent on of his kids around the corner to pick a little pail of beer and it was wider on the bottom and more stable than a bottle. I think I have a couple of the old pails that I managed to save.

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