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Antenna Mast

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mlan12

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I would like to place an antenna mast in the ground next to my house. This would allow me to anchor the mast on the facia board. Will this type of installation work? I am using a mast that use to hold a TV antenna. Thank you in advance for any information.
 

knightrider

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Depending on how much of the mast is above the roof line will determine if it is safe to do. If the fascia board is very sturdy, it should be OK, up to 8-10 feet without guy wires. Also, consider the size and weight of the antenna, rotor and so on. Now, the DISCLAIMER: You can do this at your own will, and take a chance it will not work. Make sure ALL of the structure you are using is in good sound shape. DO NOT use this application if it is near ANY power lines. It is best to guy the mast where possible. Use a good clamp, and lag screws to attach the assembly. I have done this, and have not had trouble. I have also built houses, and garages, and know the strength of various building materials. The main thing here, is YOUR SAFETY!!!!
 

JayMojave

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Hello mlan12:

What type antenna are you planing to use, whats it weigh, and how big is it?????

Jay in the Mojave

I would like to place an antenna mast in the ground next to my house. This would allow me to anchor the mast on the facia board. Will this type of installation work? I am using a mast that use to hold a TV antenna. Thank you in advance for any information.
 
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