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Old 03-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question Antenna Ceiling Mount

I raised the tv antenna via the handle on the ceiling, didn't even change the direction - just raised it, and about 5 minutes later the whole handle assembly just fell off. Scared me half to death. The ceiling plate is still there. There is a directional face plate, a spring, a small plastic looking gasket and the handle that fell to the floor.

How do I put this back together and make sure it doesn't just fall off again? It almost hit my dog in the head. There are no screws or anything that I can tell that holds the thing together. There is a tiny set screw on the handle...is that what holds it up there?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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Yes that's all there is. Just make sure every thing is lined up.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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How do I keep it from falling back off? Just the set screw?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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Maybe it wasn't as tight as it should be and vibrated off with all of the vibration while traveling. Use a little locktite compound on it.
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Does the spring go in first up into the ceilng or outside against the handle?
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Ok, found the manual...spring does not go up into the celing...just in case anyone else has this issue.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:10 PM   #7
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Sorry for the hijack, is this how you would take it apart to lube it?
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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The set screw is what holds everything up so just remove it if you want to take it down. I didn't feel anything "greasy" so I don't know what to lube.
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From what I've read, I think you apply dry silicone to the washer.
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Ok, found the manual...spring does not go up into the celing...just in case anyone else has this issue.

Thanks for the help everyone.
Do you happen to have a link to the manual?
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