Ideas for old sat dish

Ideas for old sat dish

Fred
Fred

April 3rd, 2012, 1:28 am #1

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
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MarkT
MarkT

April 3rd, 2012, 1:43 am #2

Since the dish is parabolic you can convert it to a heater by lining the dish with foil or other reflector. But then you need to make it track the sun.

Beyond that scrap metal. Maybe the roof of a small building?
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Nighthawke
Nighthawke

April 3rd, 2012, 10:27 pm #3

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
Swivel the dish until it points straight up, then weld it in place, making sure it can drain properly (keeps the mosquitoes honest, you know) then drape mesh over it and plant vines all around the perimeter of the dish and train them upwards.
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Danny Beans
Danny Beans

April 4th, 2012, 1:24 am #4

Since the dish is parabolic you can convert it to a heater by lining the dish with foil or other reflector. But then you need to make it track the sun.

Beyond that scrap metal. Maybe the roof of a small building?
Or you could just have fun with it:

http://cockeyed.com/incredible/solardish/dish01.shtml
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Madcat
Madcat

April 4th, 2012, 10:50 am #5

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
Make the dish watertight with some welding maybe, put a pipe in the middle leading to a barrel or container and wait for it to rain.
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DragonSlayer
DragonSlayer

April 4th, 2012, 2:27 pm #6

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
Lamp Shade n/t
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Timberwolf
Timberwolf

April 5th, 2012, 2:00 pm #7

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
Just saying...

Besides, everyone needs their own tractor beam.

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Salda007
Salda007

April 16th, 2012, 4:03 am #8

Does any one have ideas for repurposing an old sattelite dish, the aluminum mesh model, and the pole in the ground? Thanks
The brother of another webcartoonist apparently found himself in a similar situation.
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