Its Came Down

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SeanCorky

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#1
High winds here today

The dish was shaking like mad

I had to take it down before it went through my next door neighbours window

I had custom made brackets, they shook quite alot in high winds

Im going to have to buy the stand off brackets, hopefully there stronger

Need to go through all the effort of setting it back up again now

Its a sad day :(
 
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#2
Chin up matey :D.

You recovered the equipment and no one got lost or killed.
It will take you a quarter of the time next go.


L.:)
 
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SeanCorky

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#3
Found a place for it in my garden

Its easier to access and i get 30w now

Im either gonna leave it there or make a frame/stand that i can roll out of the garage into a set place in the floor

Its right by my fence to, so theres hardly any wind at all

Getting 97% quality on 30w :)
 
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Jeff_19341

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#4
Well done m8, a result at last:-clap You will find it much easier to "play about with your gear" down at ground level. I know that it has been a long drawn out saga but I expect that you are now pleased with your efforts. Percy Verance pays off in the end.
 
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that would be telling
#5
put my sat up today in the garden bit of scaffold tube and concrete.it wobbles a bit can get hot bird and 19e astra sort the wobble out tomorrow and the rest of the satellites .seancorky 6ft of 2in scaffold 2 clamps 2 3ft scaffold tube .mark 3ft on the 6ft tube clamp a 3ft tube to it to make a cross and the same with the other 3ft put in concrete stick the other 6ft on top with a sleeve job done
 
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#6
SeanCorky said:
High winds here today

The dish was shaking like mad

I had to take it down before it went through my next door neighbours window

I had custom made brackets, they shook quite alot in high winds

Im going to have to buy the stand off brackets, hopefully there stronger

Need to go through all the effort of setting it back up again now

Its a sad day :(
LOL mate, im contemplating the same.. My dish is on an L bracket.. my dish moves and wobbles in little breezes.. when its really bad wind thats when i get scared, im going to use a t&k to hold mine up.. with the k at the top :)
 
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#7
You are better with the K at the bottom, or better still, two K pieces. The T is designed to be at the top, as it acts as a fulcrum for stress on the K part.
 
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#8
That would mean buying 2 sets of brackets??

I read on a tutorial that the k is better at the top?? but ithink that its just a personal prefrence of that person..

So the t at the top and the k at the bottom.. would you think the same for motorised>???
 
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#9
It's the same for whatever you put on it, the bottom bracket carries the weight and is braced both vertically and horizontally, the top bracket only needs strength in the horizontal plane. Yes, if you use two K pieces, then you need to buy two pairs. :)

PS. Good sleeve anchors can make a big difference to the strength of the installation, plus a large diameter mast.
 
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#10
cheer rolfw ill keep that in mind. lol i didnt actually sign up here for help and o actually got some lol :) Cheers Fella :)
 
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