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Does anyone know of a mount that can attach to a rafter or somewhere underneath the eave such that it extends down, out, and up from under the eave?

All the ones I've found seem to be meant for the top of the roof or to mount vertically on the fascia at the edge of the eave/roof.

It's what the owner would prefer for a mounting option if such a thing exists, before considering alternatives.

Thanks.
 

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The DTV installers (in our Sacramento area) Ironwood Communications (1-800-805-8570) usually have these on their truck. It is just a curved piece of tubing which is over-priced at $40 but it works well and if you are lucky the Directv retention dept (1-800-824-9081) will give you an account credit or programming discount to offset the cost.

edit: Ironwood number for Southern Ca. is 1-800-443=1297. Eve mount is for the 3 lnb dish not the larger new 5 lnb type
 

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andbye said:
The DTV installers (in our Sacramento area) Ironwood Communications (1-800-805-8570) usually have these on their truck. It is just a curved piece of tubing which is over-priced at $40 but it works well and if you are lucky the Directv retention dept (1-800-824-9081) will give you an account credit or programming discount to offset the cost.

edit: Ironwood number for Southern Ca. is 1-800-443=1297. Eve mount is for the 3 lnb dish not the larger new 5 lnb type
Thanks. Call us crazy, but we're going to do our own install. But that's still good info to know, if I ever want to have a pro do it instead. :)
 

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I have used this one from Smarthome and like it - it looks better than the one from solidsignal, though it costs more. (Cost me a lot more - was $100 when I bought!)
Oooo... sexy. You're right, it is pricier but it's a nice design.

So, it turns out the main reason why the owner was considering this type of mount was because they're planning to install solar panels plus a solar water heater at some point, so the idea was to make sure the dish mount wouldn't be in the way.
 

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The Smarthome bracket is also a very easy install. There are two parts - the one that attaches to your soffit (really to the rafter or joist behind it), and the part that attaches to your dish, which has a cylindrical stub on it. You mount the soffit part first (four long screws that go in at an angle to catch the rafter). Then you slide the stub into the hole on the mount, make sure it is vertical, and tighten the hex-hed set screws. Very easy and very strong.

You can adjust how far you slide the stub in or out, to some extent, if you need to get past the roof for a better angle.

I've had it four years now, through many storms, and it hasn't budged.
 
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