http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 When dish freezes with snow & ice 2018-11-11T21:11:34Z 2018-11-10T14:15:05Z 7816173 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 7816173 When dish freezes with snow & ice 2018-11-11T21:11:34Z 2018-11-10T14:15:05Z TheCatWillStrike http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7162890 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/0a3c280d790b2fabf11c8d7b7ec850e3?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gamer101 What do you all&nbsp;do?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Dish always freezes with snow on it and because of it often times we lose internet. Only solution is brushing the snow off and if it's ice getting it&nbsp;off with some hot water. Pretty simple, for us anyway. But those with dishes high up on your roof how do you deal with it? You can't simply get up there to brush it off. Snow can stay frozen on it for days, leaving you without internet for days.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />That's why my thoughts on Cuomo when he said "Broadband for all in NY" is an idiot to have given hughesnet nearly&nbsp;20 million&nbsp;for those not served and far out and calling satellite a solution for those not economically feasible to reach. Still abandoning the people who choose to live rural life. My thoughts - 1) - Hughesnet should never have saw a dime as they could already serve. 2) Satellite is not a perfect solution and never will be. That's my fair opinion.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Broadband, in my honest opinion, is getting as essential as electricity. Rather than entertainment and social media, broadband is being used for home security/surveillance, saving money, education, phone services, job hunt, work from home folks, health purposes.&nbsp;<br /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I do believe they use to view power too expensive to bring out to rural people back in the day until government stepped in and forced to deliver.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question 15 11 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851207 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851207 Jim16 responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T14:53:31Z 2018-11-10T14:53:31Z Jim16 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8000530 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11309608/exede_largex1xx_medium.jpg jim_16_7685645 So are you asking how to get snow off of a roof mounted dish or are you just bashing Cuomo, again?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851323 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851323 VeteranSatUser responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T17:16:38Z 2018-11-10T17:16:38Z VeteranSatUser http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/6172379 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11121538/images_medium.jpg james_mizer I have an extension pole for me brush. Works fine and is safe. Ice. Sometimes banging the dish with the brush handle works. 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851364 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851323 19851364 Jim16 responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T17:52:31Z 2018-11-10T17:52:31Z Jim16 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8000530 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11309608/exede_largex1xx_medium.jpg jim_16_7685645 What do you do about a Cuomo? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851386 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851323 19851386 Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ) responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T18:01:47Z 2018-11-10T18:01:47Z Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7094575 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11309003/Dixie(2)_medium.jpg oldlabs If it's me, I send him up on the roof to clear the dish... I don't have a 30' extension pole. 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851433 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851323 19851433 VeteranSatUser responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T18:43:09Z 2018-11-10T18:43:09Z VeteranSatUser http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/6172379 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11121538/images_medium.jpg james_mizer I dont delve into NYpolitics. I try to avoid both coasts, although I had a splendid time in NYC over the summer. Even the trains ran on time. So Cuomo is at least as good as Mussolini!. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851434 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851323 19851434 Jim16 responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-10T18:43:30Z 2018-11-10T18:43:30Z Jim16 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8000530 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11309608/exede_largex1xx_medium.jpg jim_16_7685645 I have Easycare so I would call for a tech to come out for $99 and brush the snow off.&nbsp; Can't miss my Maude TV shows! 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851704 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851704 Ronald Stricklin responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T00:46:53Z 2018-11-11T00:46:53Z Ronald Stricklin http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9402913 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11182605/photo_medium.jpg ronald_stricklin Automotive Deicer&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851732 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851704 19851732 VeteranSatUser responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T01:42:02Z 2018-11-11T01:42:02Z VeteranSatUser http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/6172379 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11121538/images_medium.jpg james_mizer I have heard that. I have also heard that can degrade the dish. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851741 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851741 Stephen Rice responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T02:16:03Z 2018-11-11T02:16:03Z Stephen Rice http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/6299198 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11264181/avatar2_3_medium.gif stephen_rice_5994935 I had snow on my dish last winter. It didn’t bother me a whole lot. I simply enjoyed watching television and movies from my Plex server until the dish eventually thawed out. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851776 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851776 Russtytrucker responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T03:34:55Z 2018-11-11T03:34:55Z Russtytrucker http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8774088 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11243295/72226_medium.jpg russtytrucker I've seen electric heaters mounted to the backside of the dish and/or pieces of sheet metal about 10" wide attached to the top of the dish to act as a roof.&nbsp; Never done this myself, my dishes are on the side of the house. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851819 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19851819 GabeU responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T04:52:55Z 2018-11-11T04:52:55Z GabeU http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7963336 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10833760/Gabe1992-600_medium.jpg gabe1972 Luckily, my dish is right out my bedroom window, so I can reach it with a pole.&nbsp; If gently tapping it doesn't get the snow off, I brush it off, but tapping it usually does the job.&nbsp; HOWEVER, if your dish isn't tight tapping it could be really bad.&nbsp; I don't tend to have too much of a problem with ice.&nbsp; &nbsp;Had to clean it off today due to all of the snow we got overnight and are continuing to get.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I do the same with my DirecTV dish, but that dish is on the roof, so I have to go outside for that one.&nbsp; Still, snow doesn't seem to affect it as much as it does my sat internet dish.&nbsp; In fact, I didn't clean it off today, so it has at least three inches on the face of it, yet it's still working just fine.&nbsp; It will start melting tomorrow, and for sure on Monday, as our temps are going up.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I live in Western NY, just south of Buffalo, so I was one of the dopes who got my hopes up with the Broadband For All program.&nbsp; Stupid me.&nbsp; I should have known better.&nbsp; &nbsp;:(&nbsp; 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19852222 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851704 19852222 Ronald Stricklin responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T18:37:20Z 2018-11-11T18:37:20Z Ronald Stricklin http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9402913 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11182605/photo_medium.jpg ronald_stricklin Deicer with abrasives will. You'll need to avoid that. Make sure they don't have abrasives. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19852223 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19852223 Ronald Stricklin responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T18:39:03Z 2018-11-11T18:39:03Z Ronald Stricklin http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9402913 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11182605/photo_medium.jpg ronald_stricklin They also sale over priced heaters for satellite dishes. Pretty much an electric blanket that connects to the back. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19852319 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19851741 19852319 fmj77 responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T20:53:32Z 2018-11-11T20:53:32Z fmj77 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7062274 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11258195/kirk1_medium.jpg fmj77 Snow melts pretty quick in Louisiana. 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173/replies/19852329 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7816173 19852329 Brad responded to "When dish freezes with snow & ice" 2018-11-11T21:11:34Z 2018-11-11T21:11:34Z Brad http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7577902 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11237650/Community_avatars_only_employee_medium.png brad_bagby I've heard of people using Pam on the dish to keep it from sticking. I don't know how that will work in a heavy snow storm.<br /><br />&nbsp;I think the extended rod to brush it off might be the only good answer for the out of reach dishes. With it slanted it may not hold the snow too long to begin with but of course if you're stuck at home you'll probably want internet.&nbsp; 0