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Old 03-12-2018, 09:28 PM   #1
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What to do with the hole left from crank up satellite antenna?

I知 thinking about getting a trav値er Winegard satellite dish, but I知 not sure what to do with the hole that will be left from the old crank up antenna! Any ideas?

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There are cover plates and escutcheon plates available at major hardware stores in the electrical department. You could probably find a decorative one that would look good. As for the hole, fill it with low expansion foam sealant and cover the top with a thin aluminum plate screwed to the roof and sealed thoroughly with Dicor sealant.
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Why not leave the crank up? We did and find that we use it almost as much as the travler.
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What to do with the hole left from crank up satellite antenna?

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Why not leave the crank up? We did and find that we use it almost as much as the travler.


Space is a premium on the roof (I知 thinking of squeezing as much solar as I can up there). Plus I cannot think of a reason that if I had the traveler that I壇 need the crank up dish as well. And the crank up isn稚 working, hence my idea of getting a new 吐ancy dish!!

EDIT: just realized that you may have thought I was talking about the TV antenna crank up!!! Nope I wasn稚 clear in my original post, this is the satellite dish crank
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Arlington Industries makes flat cover plates designed to cover old electrical boxes and recessed can lights. You screw a bar across the hole and the cover snaps in place.
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There are cover plates and escutcheon plates available at major hardware stores in the electrical department. You could probably find a decorative one that would look good. As for the hole, fill it with low expansion foam sealant and cover the top with a thin aluminum plate screwed to the roof and sealed thoroughly with Dicor sealant.
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Space is a premium on the roof (I知 thinking of squeezing as much solar as I can up there). Plus I cannot think of a reason that if I had the traveler that I壇 need the crank up dish as well. And the crank up isn稚 working, hence my idea of getting a new 吐ancy dish!!

EDIT: just realized that you may have thought I was talking about the TV antenna crank up!!! Nope I wasn稚 clear in my original post, this is the satellite dish crank


Oops, yes, I thought it was an OTA antenna!
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Here's what I did......made it look like just another a/c vent.

You could move your smoke detector to cover it up. I think the two small screw holes left behind wouldn't be noticeable.
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I used a door knob wall protector. Its a round plastic disk that you glue (self adhesive backing) to the wall to keep a door knob from punching holes in the walls at home. I think the large size is about 5 inches in diameter.
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I used a door knob wall protector. Its a round plastic disk that you glue (self adhesive backing) to the wall to keep a door knob from punching holes in the walls at home. I think the large size is about 5 inches in diameter.
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I would like to purchase your crank up antenna........
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