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Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?



 
 
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Old May 6th 08, 09:16 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

I rent one half of a small duplex that kind of sets in
a "bowl" as far as good HD TV signal reception.

I'm def going to have to use an outdoor antenna to get
off air digital TV channels. Thing is I'm looking for a
non-perm method of mounting a smallish TV antenna up
high..... roof or something. No drilling or mounting
wanted if possible

I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.

Any other ideas out there?
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Old May 6th 08, 09:45 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.


Uh! Something heavy on the roof. Danger! I remember my parent's sat
dish stopped working after a storm. My father and I went up under the
roof and found out that the tube holding it was only fixed with two
hose clamps. Turned the tube until reception quality was okay again,
fixed the clamps and went down.

If there is some tube at the outside of your house you can fix such a
tube with a dish mounted on top at it. Or if there is some gap
somewhere in the roof put the tube through it. Or if you can drill a
few holes to the wall mount it at the outside. Or... - be creative!

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I rent one half of a small duplex that kind of sets in
a "bowl" as far as good HD TV signal reception.

I'm def going to have to use an outdoor antenna to get
off air digital TV channels. Thing is I'm looking for a
non-perm method of mounting a smallish TV antenna up
high..... roof or something. No drilling or mounting
wanted if possible

I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.

Any other ideas out there?


is there a chimney? you can get a metal pole for a mast and long chimney
straps in home depot to mount antennas. this doesn't require any permanent
changes.


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Old May 7th 08, 12:56 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

On May 6, 12:16*pm, wrote:


I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.

Any other ideas out there?


5 gallon bucket, 1 bag of concrete mix, pipe to mount antenna, set on
roof.

Jerry
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Old May 7th 08, 01:55 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

Antenna probably work just as well laid parallel to the roof
on the roof as they do 1 meter above the roof on a pole.


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I rent one half of a small duplex that kind of sets in
a "bowl" as far as good HD TV signal reception.

I'm def going to have to use an outdoor antenna to get
off air digital TV channels. Thing is I'm looking for a
non-perm method of mounting a smallish TV antenna up
high..... roof or something. No drilling or mounting
wanted if possible

I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.

Any other ideas out there?


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Old May 7th 08, 02:42 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

Telstra wrote:
Antenna probably work just as well laid parallel to the roof
on the roof as they do 1 meter above the roof on a pole.


wrote in message
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I rent one half of a small duplex that kind of sets in
a "bowl" as far as good HD TV signal reception.

I'm def going to have to use an outdoor antenna to get
off air digital TV channels. Thing is I'm looking for a
non-perm method of mounting a smallish TV antenna up
high..... roof or something. No drilling or mounting
wanted if possible

I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.

Any other ideas out there?




if the roof is wood and asphalt, putting it in the attic might work
almost as well. I remember living in a dorm in college, we lived on the
top floor of the building, we simply taped the antenna to the ceiling.

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Old May 7th 08, 04:17 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Non-permanent method to mount TV antenna?

On May 6, 9:47*pm, Red Green wrote:
Jerry wrote in news:3bb80afe-2837-4b39-9add-
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On May 6, 12:16*pm, wrote:


I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.


Any other ideas out there?


5 gallon bucket, 1 bag of concrete mix, pipe to mount antenna, set on
roof.


Jerry


Boy if that doesn't should like a plot for a Tim Allen or Red
Green episode.

Couldn't be a Tim Allen episode - unless the antenna was rotated by a
450 HP turbocharged HEMI.
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Old May 8th 08, 04:36 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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DerbyDad03 wrote in
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On May 6, 9:47*pm, Red Green wrote:
Jerry wrote in
news:3bb80afe-2837-4b39-9add-
:

On May 6, 12:16*pm, wrote:


I was thinking abt just mounting antenna on side of
something heavy such as concrete block and SETTING it
on top of roof.


Any other ideas out there?


5 gallon bucket, 1 bag of concrete mix, pipe to mount antenna, set
on roof.


Jerry


Boy if that doesn't should like a plot for a Tim Allen or Red
Green episode.

Couldn't be a Tim Allen episode - unless the antenna was rotated by a
450 HP turbocharged HEMI.



I didn't watch that Tim Allen show regularly but did catch the one where
he turbocharged the dishwasher or garbage disposal.
 




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