Suck It, Homeowner's Association!: Satellite Dish Disguised As A Patio Chair

December 8, 2011


I remember living in an apartment a few years back where they wouldn't let you put a satellite dish on your balcony because they thought they looked bad. Now? Now I live in such a shithole you can pretty much do whatever you want including discharge firearms inside at all hours of the night. You drug dealers in 308 know what I'm talking about -- high-five! I was actually hoping you could spot me some weed. This is a satellite dish disguised as a patio chair so you don't get in trouble with your landlord/homeowner's association just because Time Warner Cable sucks so f***ing hard.

Landlord: I couldn't help but notice there's a chair on your roof.
Me: Yeah?
Landlord: What's it doing up there?
Me: I had a kegger, somebody must've thrown it up there.
Landlord: And...?
Me: And I'm not climbing up to get it!
Landlord: It looks nailed down. I'm going to have to charge you to call somebody and retrieve it.

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Thanks to Ekko, who was just happy to hear it can actually be used as a regular chair. Hell yes satellite signals blasting through every part of your body! That's how superpowers happen.

  • D B

    HOA's are the worst. A handful of people who have the time to harass all the owners about petty violations, but no time to get anything repaired in common areas. The chair is a good idea. Better to avoid confrontation than to quote FCC at them - they are spiteful and can make your life hell if they choose.

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  • rob in katy

    Since those satellite signal is beamed "down" to an area, not a device,  I think that you get blasted even without the chair :) But now you probably will start itching...sorry!

  • daiya

    Why do you live in Nebraska?

  • RichardHenderson

    Just an FYI - what most people don't realize is that covenants in Home Owners Associations bylaws that relate to television antennas are actually illegal, and any attempt to force a homeowner to remove their antenna can result in enforcement fines from the FCC levied against the Association.

    You have the legal right under FCC rules (which preempt *any* state, municipal or local rules/laws/bylaws) to put up any antenna or dish (dish must be under 1m in diameter - except in Alaska) you wish, provided it is on your property or property under your control (for example: on your balcony is fine - protruding OFF your balcony is not).

    Even if you're renting - the owner of the unit can not make you remove it.

    It's all there in writing.

    Enjoy telling HOA's to eat many dicks.

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