Intro: "free" DIY Cable Caddy
Make a free or next to free DIY cable caddy!
Step 1: Acquire a Dish
Lots of people have either dish or directv, it doesn't matter who's brand name is on it. The best place to score a free dish is either apartments or stop a satellite installer on the road.
Step 2: Parts You Need
A "strut" (dish network term) or monopole (directv term). A standard definition dish (the small round ones)
Step 3: Preparation
Disassemble the "strut"
Step 4: Assembly1
Bolt the larger side of the "monopole" to the mounting plate
Step 5: Assembly2
Place the bracket in the center of the dish... Doesn't have to be exact
Step 6: Drilling Time
Mark the locations of the 4 mounting bolts and drill!!!
Step 7: Bolt It Together
Use the flat bolts you took out of the dish and place them face up in the drilled holes. Flat side up so they don't hook on the cable spool
Step 8: Tighten Bolts Til Flush With Bracket
I use an impact, but a wrench and some elbow grease will do the same
Step 9: Result!
When finished, yours should look like this! Drop a spool of cable on it and go!