"The antenna mast will move in the wind and act like a long lever, which will move the vent pipe and eventually cause water leaks."
Hey Guys - Thanx for all the information - I really appreciate it, but let's not forget my initial comments: As I mentioned, I'm a 64 year old Licensed Inspector, in the trades for over 35 years. That 4" Cast vent pipe is NOT going anywhere - a short mast 2-3 feet high, is NO Harm. The antenna is almost weightless. There's a few folks in the neighborhood with old TV antennas attached the same way for years ...
"If he only wants the Philadelphia stations, then the Antennacraft 5884 would be a good choice for just 1 antenna."
No thank you please, I'd like to get as much as I can. On another note, forgot to mention; I have 3 TV's currently coming off standard Comcast Splitters in my basement. Once I cut cable loose, do you guys think I would benefit from a distribution amplifier?
Ok; so far, I'll need 3 converter boxes, the right choice antenna, coax=RG-6, connectors, and I'll have to decide on a distribution system - standard splitter? And I'll use the existing coax in the walls.
Thanks for all your help