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My new pole install with pics

erict
05-09-2008, 03:39 PM
Well I finally put up my pole for the slimline install soon to be. All I have left to do is run the coax. Its a 1 7/8od sch 40 pipe with a 1 7/8id with a 2”od sleeve slipped on and welded. The pole sits in a 12” dia hole 44” deep, which took 6 ½ 80lb bags of cement. I think that should hold here steady:lol: I also put 2 six inch carriage bolts threw the pipe.

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WestDC
05-09-2008, 04:30 PM
The only possible problem I can forsee is that when he shows the installer says It's in the wrong place :)

doug30
05-09-2008, 06:39 PM
nice job

erict
05-09-2008, 08:57 PM
The only possible problem I can forsee is that when he shows the installer says It's in the wrong place :)

The closest tree facing south and southwest is ¼ mile away. The trees you see in the last pic would be facing east. It’s a 10-acre grazing pastor south of me.

german72
05-10-2008, 05:09 AM
Please tell us that you placed a rod/bolt in the bottom of your pole so that it cannot turn in the wind?

Mike:hithere:

erict
05-10-2008, 06:29 AM
Please tell us that you placed a rod/bolt in the bottom of your pole so that it cannot turn in the wind?

Mike:hithere:


No, I forgot to place one so I put two in instead:D

chirshey
05-10-2008, 07:17 AM
Please tell us that you placed a rod/bolt in the bottom of your pole so that it cannot turn in the wind?

Mike:hithere:
He did in the original post....

german72
05-10-2008, 07:24 AM
He did in the original post....

My bad.

Old man read too quickly.

Happy to see the pics and the quality of install.

Mike

hitdog042
05-10-2008, 07:52 AM
Please tell us that you placed a rod/bolt in the bottom of your pole so that it cannot turn in the wind?

Mike:hithere:

I seriously doubt the pole would turn in the wind mounted in cement in the first place. Mine is just a pole into cement, and it doesn't move.

erict
05-11-2008, 08:09 AM
I seriously doubt the pole would turn in the wind mounted in cement in the first place. Mine is just a pole into cement, and it doesn't move.

Personally I wouldn’t take the chance of it moving in the future:o

erict
05-17-2008, 04:33 PM
Well I almost completed it today but the rain moved in so I called it a day. I still have one coax run to complete. I was actually able to push all four cables and ground wire threw the conduit without a fish tape;)

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Blackz06
05-19-2008, 03:37 PM
Nice setup job. How fun was it digging that trench? lol

geneinnc
05-19-2008, 04:43 PM
If you have my luck, a run away car will level it, or a hurricane force gust of wind will bend the dish just enough to give you signal problems, but you will never think of checking the direction since it still looks like it's in the original position:what:

glennb1
05-20-2008, 11:21 AM
Looks really good.

I'd have put a ground rod in the ground near the dish to ground it rather than running a ground wire back to the house area thru the underground conduit. I'm not sure if it would make any difference which way you do it.

erict
05-21-2008, 06:26 AM
Looks really good.

I'd have put a ground rod in the ground near the dish to ground it rather than running a ground wire back to the house area thru the underground conduit. I'm not sure if it would make any difference which way you do it.


Regardless I need the ground rod by the coax box for my ground blocks which is bonded to my service ground. This weekend I am pulling the ground wire out of my conduit and putting another ground rod at my pole instead, which will also be bonded to my service ground. The reason I am doing this instead is the pole is over 20’ from the ground rod at the box which is not allowed by the NEC rules. So NEC states I need to put another ground rod at the pole.