Satellite dish removal

When they are no longer in use, satellite dishes are nothing but an unsightly hindrance. For this reason, most people choose to remove old satellite dishes from their home after they get rid of their satellite cable. While you can pay the satellite company to come to your house and remove your dish, the process is simple enough that you may want to save a few bucks and try it yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Ladder
  • Tar or silicon
  • Crowbar

Step 1

Climb to where the satellite dish is located. If it is on your roof and you are using a ladder, make sure the ladder is safely planted against the side of the house and someone is holding the ladder steady.

Step 2

Remove the dish hook-up. There will be a wire connecting your dish to the inside of your house. Unscrew this connection before proceeding.

Step 3

Remove the actual dish. To do this, use a wrench to separate the dish from the footplate where it is mounted. In most cases, there are two bolts that are used to keep the dish in place. Remove these and the dish will easily slide out.

Step 4

Remove the footplate. This is the hardest part of the process and may cause the most damage, since the plate is attached directly onto the roof. Many people choose to keep the plate in place instead of possibly damaging their roof. To remove the plate, unscrew the bolts that attach it to the roof. Once removed, you will need to pry the plate up off the roof with a crowbar or some other metal object.

Dishwasher Removal
Installation Services ()
  • Hauling away one appliance from home
  • Appliance must be disconnected from gas or electric lines before your appointment
  • Appliance will be donated or recycled when possible
TNP Coaxial Cable (100 Feet) with F Connectors F-Type Pin Plug Socket Male Twist-On Adapter Jack with Shielded RG59 RG-59/U Coax Patch Cable Wire Cord Black
Speakers (TNP Products)
  • Delivers high performance and versatile full range audio video for your AV audio video device equipment; Accurately transfer quality detailed clean natural pure...
  • High performance RG-59/U cable for connecting a cable television (CATV), VCR, satellite receiver, cable box, digital router, cable modem, antenna, or other devices...
  • Manufactured from Quad shielded RG6 coax cable is the perfect choice for DirectTV and Dish Network systems at up to 3 GHz; Suitable for outdoor or indoor use (In-Wall...
  • Low profile metallic connectors ensure a secure connection and increase durability; Heavy quad-shielding consists of four layers of aluminum foil and braid shielding...
  • Oxygen Free Copper Lines combined with a double shielding allow for a maximum audio video quality; reduce distortion and signal loss; minimizes return loss, so music...
STEREN Steren 203-661 Electronics Antennas
Speakers (STEREN)
  • Gauges Elevation & Azimuth Reading In Locations Where Obstructions Limit Where A Satellite Dish Can Be Placed
  • Clinometer In Degrees & Percentages
  • Compass With A Reverse Scale For Azimuth Readings
BentRiver Tech Inc 360 degrees of rotation Universal Satellite Dish Ladder Mount
CE (BentRiver Tech Inc)
  • New Design using Aircraft Aluminum
  • Designed with the RV Owner In Mind
  • Designed around the NEW Tailgater Portable Dish also fits VuCube
  • Anodized Clear Finish for Life long Protection
  • Easily install or Removal, No special tools required.
Honeywell Miller® by Honeywell 18" Fusion Roof Anchor System (Includes Small Base And D-Ring Anchor)
BISS (Honeywell)
  • Roof inspection and maintenance Air conditioning, ventilation fan and solar panel maintenance Skylight cleaning Debris removal from gutters Installation and maintenance...
  • Fall Protection

Related posts: