That`s a First....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Has any one had there dish "Blow Up"... ?????

    I have had one blow down backwards.....

    But never from the docking position up... :xdoh:

    Well in these horrendous gales mine did this morning... :xangry:

    Bit scared to switch it on .... in case it goes to search mode...

    As it is the wind is running down the thin side, so not bouncing about... :xThumb:
     
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    Dunno what I would do with that Mo, if its up with these strong winds I would have to try and get it down then rope it down.
    Could damage roof if ripped off.
    Good luck with that.
     
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    Only two possibles mate and neither good
    The first is stripped gears, but given how tough they are and what they are made of that is unlikely
    The second is the bolts on either side were not tight enough and have allowed dish to move on the spindle
    Personally I would
    loosen the bolts but hold the dish upright
    Press the on button
    Wait a few seconds and then press the down button
    Once the box thinks it is parked up put the dish down to its normal lowered position and tighten bolts
     
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    Sorry to be an H & S geek but always remember what happened to Rod Hull and wait for the wind to recede before taking risks to your life going up ladders today. Emu still misses him!
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Going to have a go at powering it up...

    If it goes to search mode before I can press the shut down mode... or it accepts the shut down mode..

    It will only blow down backwards...

    But will be down and not bouncing around..

    I don`t fancy getting up on the roof in these conditions.. :shake: :shake:

    I`ll let you know what happens...

    Hope every one is safe.... cos it`s wild down here... :nod::xblush:
     
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    Put the tele on and check the weather while its up, might be a bit of a lull later when you can fix it. (y) ......I know not much help but a suggestion. :p
     
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    You didn't let any Guests (No Name No Packdrill) have a play surely Mo :xwink:
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Not as silly as it sounds, Mike.. :xThumb:... did that and not much chance till tonight on the local new`s.. :xsad:
     
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    Snap mine blew up this morning only about 12 inches I just pressed it back down with it switched off will check it out when wind goes down will post the outcome of that good luck with yours
     
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    If the gears are stripped they can be replaced but you need a donner.
    Try nick @ Adventure Motorhomes Highbridge. Top Man
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    "Update"......

    I got a ladder and Bill footed it, while I went up with the walky talky and talked Judy through what buttons to press...

    After a couple of try`s it started or tried to move..... eventually it went over backwards and docked the wrong way... xroll:

    But it is solid and has not budged an inch in the last few hour`s.... :xThumb:

    So will leave it as it is till the wind abates... :nod: :nod:

    Hope others are fairing well.. given as 70 MPH gusting 80 where we are.. :frowny:
     
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    Good luck Mo and keep the head down!(y)
     
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    I was no where near it honest ;) Kate xxxx
     
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    Hey Mo, to make sure it can't blow up again I should get Kate to sit on it until the wind dies down a bit :xwink::whistle:
     
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    About the same here Mo and with horizontal rain.

    Hope the dish is repairable.
     
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    :moon2::swear2:Lol ain't going near anything techie ;)
     
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    What, like a stable door? :xrofl:
     
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