Gazebo Roof Anyone? Free Satellite Dishes

honeyworkerbeeOctober 19, 2010

Have large satellite dishes(fiberglass ones)and would like to see them recycled. Would make great pond or spa forms,school-bus shelter,animal shed or gazebo roofs. We have several to give-away:they need to be picked-up here in NW Illinois on Wisc. border.

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princess_mimi(z5 6 OH)

I wish that I lived closer to you! Good luck with that!


    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 1:11PM
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Thanks Mimi. I think I will try to build a moveable chicken house/using one as the roof for my chicks.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 5:30PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

I hope you posted them on Craigs list or Freecycle. Wish I live closer.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 8:06PM
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Just how big are they? I live in the Milwaukee area.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 12:24AM
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these are actually the satellite domes. We have 2 sizes: 6 and 8 feet across. they have an flat edge that has holes for bolts(about every 2 feet around).

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 3:12PM
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Sooooo tempting --- I'm 30 minutes from the border WI / IL
Dh would kill me if I brought them home !

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 4:29PM
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kudzukween(8 MS)

ahh...this project is exactly what i wanted to make when i first joined and saw one. and i haven't found a decent satt. dish yet!!!it doesn't matter to me if it's the solid fiberglass or the mesh. one of these days i'll get my hands on one! wish i lived near you, but i'm down by the beach in mississippi!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 6:40AM
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A satellite dish is parabolic in shape. A 6' or 8' dish can be made easily into an extremely powerful solar furnace.

You can BBQ ribs in minutes with dishes that size.


    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:19PM
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