Ground mounting advice

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#1
A few months ago I asked for some help about setting up a ground mounted motorised dish on a flowerbed. Someone suggested a more permanent solution was to drive a scaffold pole in to the ground by hammering it in or something.

My question is that will this still be solid in soft ground. It only has mud/soil in it. Plus how far must I bang it in.

Alternatively there are tripods. Im not sure if these are stable in the wind.

What I need help on is whats the best way to mount it and if there are other better ways please tell me?

Any ideas would be great, thanks
 

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#2
Hi , I used to have a ground mounted dish with a 2" pole driven into the ground.
I dug down to just over half the length of the pole I used (Around 4 foot) and filled the recess with cement and hardcore rock base.
The remainder had topsoil push in and compacted and this lasted 3 yrs until I moved with no movement whatsoever.
Trick is to get the pole absolutely vertical at the start which will save a lot of headaches on installation!

Another solution is to use what I use now and thats a non-penetrating roof stand. You would need level ground for this but they do make an exellent base. (See my introduction post for photos of this.)
Hope this helps , Regards Pete
 

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#3
I used a ground mount screwed to some breeze blocks.

My 1.2m Gregorian never moved once.:)
 

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#4
Two curb stones and a patio mount bolted to them will do the job, you just need to make sure they are level. I wouldn't recommend simply hammering a pole into the ground, as it will almost certainly twist in the wind.
 
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#5
rolfw said:
Two curb stones and a patio mount bolted to them will do the job, you just need to make sure they are level. I wouldn't recommend simply hammering a pole into the ground, as it will almost certainly twist in the wind.

Thats what I was thinking, The curb stones seems a good option. Could I simply get very heavy bricks to hold it down without any drilling?

Also Rolf are those tripods rubbish?
 

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#6
Not if they are adeqately weighted, you can do it with sandbags.
 
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