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tlc2260
12-16-2007, 03:08 AM
ware is a good outlet to get this for pole mount s i have 5 left?
2in od pipe

dannysadler
12-16-2007, 10:20 AM
u can use the gator poles there $28 a peice. you can get the emt pipe from lowes or home depot for i think $17 a peice.

j&ginstallations
12-16-2007, 12:02 PM
muffler shop has heavy ga and they are about$12

Unseensimpleman
12-16-2007, 01:03 PM
Dow electronics.
$10.75

dishnorth
12-16-2007, 04:57 PM
Dow electronics.
$10.75


wow, a post i can understand and even use :)

Unseensimpleman
12-16-2007, 09:32 PM
Ha ha..

Its Jeckle 'n Hyde in type man. ;)

joe diamond
01-12-2008, 12:50 AM
Know that you can pound a 2" pipe into an old Primestar pole. With a little wire equally spaced around the circumference you get a good KA/Ku mount. Keep the old conversion clamp......ya never know.

Joe

satman101
01-12-2008, 01:03 AM
Know that you can pound a 2" pipe into an old Primestar pole. With a little wire equally spaced around the circumference you get a good KA/Ku mount. Keep the old conversion clamp......ya never know.

Joe

I smell a hack job

joe diamond
01-12-2008, 11:37 AM
I smell a hack job
No.....It looks good. I've done three. In each case the original ODU was a Primestar pole with a DTV dish added later with a conversion clamp. You take off all the existing gear and cut the straight section of KA/KU mast or 2" pipe.
With a little wire as shims it slides into the existing pole real tight. It looks like it was designed that way.

It looks much less hack like than the one that had the DTV mast & dish bolted to the old Pstar dish.

Joe

SimpleSimon
01-12-2008, 01:20 PM
It looks much less hack like than the one that had the DTV mast & dish bolted to the old Pstar dish.I hacked one by welding a J-pole to the side of a Primestar mast. :)

It had to be low and off to the side to clear some tree limbs. Looks strange.

Works great. Customer happy. Aren't those two the only TRUE criteria?

vegassatellite
01-12-2008, 01:46 PM
I would think things like wind loading, mast electrical isolation, etc. would all be things that are important.

With an adapter pipe, there is still a mechanical ground bond present from the reflector to the primestar pipe, whereas with this "coax shim" there isn't any bonding of the two and so static buildup on the reflector could possibly discharge through the LNB.

joe diamond
01-12-2008, 02:27 PM
Opps,
The fit is too tight for coax.........I stripped messenger wire and bent it over the rim of the Pstar pole. When you beat on it it fits real tight. Dish no move! And if you wanted to be sure you could drill a hole for a ground screw.

Joe