Too big for wall mount?

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Thinking of Putting a 1.2Mtr Channel Master SMC dish up on the gable end of the house..... & some kind of yet to be decided motor....... :p

Is this wise?..... Not likely to pull the wall down is it?....

Any suggestions on a motor kit?

Still deciding on a couple of other bits & bobs too...... Just a bit of a feasability study this :cool:
 

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Depending on the bracketry being used, I would normally look for the top of the mount to be two metres from the apex of the gable. I like to see a lot of brickwork above the fixings. :)
 

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PS. If you use through bolts and a plate, you could put it higher, not a bad idea to use them anyway.
 

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I have this nice Ooofin length of zinc coated scaffolding tube, I found ;)

Was thinking of putting spreader plates on some hefty TK brackets..... That do
you think? Or does somone make a specifically designed whizz bit, that I can perloin the design of? :D
 

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There are loads of brackets made, CH has some specs I believe, obviously the bigger the spread the better. I've seen some really heavy duty T&Ks with 3 inch mast facility, but they are quite expensive.
 

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Dont ask me, I always make my own, its all based on the quality of the brickwork, whether it has a cavity (ooerrr), , rendering, and height of the dish above the highest bracket

For a CM 1.2 you should really be using the best T+Ks out there, and three of them spaced 1m apart. That makes the post about 3.5m long if the dish is looking over a wall, and maybe more if it has to look over a pitched roof.

Can you take pictures of the wall you need it bolting to ?
 

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Umm yeah I can take a pikki of it, its a Accrington Brick wall, with cavity.

I want to hide the dish behind the apex of the roof :-)

Pikki to come later....... Its a bit dark out there :-0
 

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If its t' cavity, then a big no no for through bolts/plates , maybe chemical bolts.

Is it windy where you are ? (Whats an Accrington wall ?)
 

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Accrington Brick is really quite hard..... No holes in them & a fairly shallow frog
All in all an excellent quality brick...... I was thinking of Rawl Bolts.....

I'm about 18miles off the west coast... Just one a year (Usually) it blows like hell for a couple of weeks....... Pilot light keeps going out on the boiler.... A real pain... So this has gotta be quite a strong Beast...... Plus I'm gonna have to be carefull not to get too low down or the lil darlings around the neighbourhood will be climbing up the Ferker :-0
 

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Electrify it !
 
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