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How to install dish satellite without drilling holes

Updated February 21, 2017

Satellite installation, for some, is a big negative to purchasing satellite TV because it requires the installer to drill holes and mount the satellite dish. However, innovations make it possible for you to have satellite programming from a satellite dish without drilling holes as part of the installation process. The two options you might consider if you want to install dish satellite without drilling holes are the non-penetrating mount and the pole mount.

Dig a hole at least one foot deep in the location where you want to install the satellite dish.

Set a 1 5/8-inch diameter pole in the hole so it stands at least eight feet tall.

Drill a long, metal screw into the side of the pole where it sits in the hole. This will help prevent the pole from spinning after the concrete sets.

Mix quick drying concrete with water in a bucket. Add just enough water to make it thick so it dries quickly.

Pour your concrete mixture into the hole.

Use a level to make sure the pole doesn't lean, and secure the pole in that level position until the concrete dries.

Mount the satellite dish after the concrete sets. The satellite dish will slide down onto the pole. Secure it with bolts so it doesn't move.

Use a non-penetrating mount if you have a flat roof and you don't want to drill holes.

Slide the satellite pole into the sled.

Tighten the security bolts, included on the back of the satellite dish, to hold the satellite pole in place.

Place six concrete blocks evenly around the base of the non-penetrating mount to provide security, even in high winds.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-penetrating mount
  • Satellite dish
  • Wrench
  • 6 Concrete blocks
  • Shovel
  • 1 5/8-inch pole
  • Drill
  • Metal screw
  • Quick drying concrete
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Level
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Kristan Hart is an award-winning journalist in Springfield, Mo., who provides SEO web copy as a freelance writer/editor. She has a decade of experience and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.