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Old 01-21-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Does anyone know a source that would have those big ole satellite dishes that folks used 20 years ago? The huge ones? What do people do with them when they are taken off property?

I have found a way to re-purpose a large satellite dish, but I have no clue as to where I would even find one.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Ah the big disk that look like they could contact aliens. I do not know what people did with them nor seen them being install.

My grandmother in Kentucky mountain holler still has hers by her house, even though she wired to one of little ones.

If you could figure a way to transport it around the steep curvy mountains its yours.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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What you going to do with them, make bird baths for canadian geese?
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Ah the big disk that look like they could contact aliens. I do not know what people did with them nor seen them being install.

My grandmother in Kentucky mountain holler still has hers by her house, even though she wired to one of little ones.

If you could figure a way to transport it around the steep curvy mountains its yours.
LOL! I wish she were in the mountains of NC instead of the mountains of KY. I can use one here in Charlotte and one up in the mountains, too! Transporting it . . . hadn't thought of the logistics of that. I guess get a truck and turn it on its side!

This isn't gonna be as easy as I thought it would be.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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What you going to do with them, make bird baths for canadian geese?
No, I saw a way to make a gabezo out of them. Just add posts, lattice work and maybe some shake on the "roof." I envision dressing it up with some other carpentry work . . . and putting a little bistro set in it. Leak proof roof, lol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Trans World Satellites and Home Entertainment in Monroe, NC this place has been in Monroe for over 20 years, I bet you if you called they could tell you where to go if they don't have any.

I remember when you could drive to a Time Warner office and they'd have those dumpsters outside for you to throw your dish when you switched to cable
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, N.C. area
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For a minute there, I was thinking that Ani wanted to make a giant wok.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Trans World Satellites and Home Entertainment in Monroe, NC this place has been in Monroe for over 20 years, I bet you if you called they could tell you where to go if they don't have any.

I remember when you could drive to a Time Warner office and they'd have those dumpsters outside for you to throw your dish when you switched to cable
TY for a lead, Jake.

After posting here, I did more research and evidently they are not so commonly found any longer.

I will give it a shot, tho! It is expensive to have a gazebo built and I think even with my limited skills and a little help, I could fix up a really cute gazebo using a dish - and put it in my woods.

I also like the idea of repurposing those ugly dishes, lol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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For a minute there, I was thinking that Ani wanted to make a giant wok.
There ya go! Feed the village! Make it into a solar cooker!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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If you call, be sure to find out the dish is mesh or not. many were.
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