Neighbour'a satellite signal lost

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Due to our building work and scaffolding blocking the Neighbour's satellite dish they can't get any signal.  

Builder will erect a new one on one of the scaffolds.  What's the best and cheapest way to connect this temporarily to the neighbours existing system (were based in the UK centric responses appreciated).  

The neighbours dish is within 2m of our property.   We will probably buy a cheap one for about 40 pounds but how to run the cable of the new dish LNB without making holes in their walls to the sky box?  Is there an easy way to disconnect their existing cable of their LNB and buy an make to female adapter to connect our cable from our LNB to their existing cable?
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It's a while since I have done telecommunications in the UK, this being said Sky uses RG6 with F connectors? If this is the case then you can just use an rg6 connector as shown here:

(http://laxh.en.alibaba.com/productshowimg/1821153876-800814522/rg6_coaxial_cable_connectors.html)

Make up another cable with connectors and that should give you enough length.

You can also get them for RG59 if thats what sky use.

Also, if you're putting a new dish up, whats your plan to point it?

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Also, if you're putting a new dish up, whats your plan to point it?
> Yeah, that's the other problem.  Any suggestions?

Do you know whether the connections to the LNB in the dish can simply be disconnected and then plugged into an adapter that connects to my cable?
Rob LeaverSr. Network & Server Engineer

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Yes they can be disconnected, but ensure the modem is powered off first prior to disconnection.

There should be a connection on the TRIA where you can do this.

Sorry, I do not know what sky use to point it. I know on some of the satellites I have pointed, there is a sound beep on the TRIA allowing you to point it without using a laptop. You may have to do some digging  online to see how sky dishes are pointed.

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TRIA?
Rob LeaverSr. Network & Server Engineer

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Transmit Assembly, It's the LNB. Force of habbit working here in Canada!

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