Have you ever thought of what to do with your old out of service satellite dish?
Maybe you thought of decorating it. Here are some ideas that you could do as a
BTW, the old large satellite dishes were mostly made of fiberglass or mesh. The
new smaller ones are made of metal.
Mirror & stained glass can be used to create work of art, painting the dish with
murals, state flags, stars, etc.
Create a gazebo with the old one or make a lighted tree. I have even made a pond
with the fiberglass dish as there are no holes in it. Just dig a hole, place
the dish in it, plug the center hole with silicone, fill it up with water, put
some plants (water lilies) and taaadaaaa! Looks pretty good.
You could rig it up as a large outdoor shower head. Suspend the dish approximately
7 feet from the ground, feed a steady water supply into it which will gradually
drip through the tiny holes of the mesh dish.
Turn that post into a bird feeder, laundry hanging post, a dome for a
cattle feeder or even gold panning. Use it as saucer and slide down a snowy hill.
If you are not the artsy crafty type, just run the metal satellite dishes down to
the metal scrap yards and turn them in for cash!
Hint: Put a plastic baggie over the LNBs so it can still collect the signal from
the dish. This will protect the electronics from moisture buildup on rainy and
windy days. Works for me!
NOTE: DO NOT mess with your current dish in any way as it can ruin your viewing
pleasure, possibly burn up the LNB and/or interfere with the collection of the
signal. DO NOT spray PAM on the face of the dish as it interferes with the
collection of the signal. If you have a snow build up problem, use elbow grease
to remove the snow.
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