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den123

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hi guys what size mast pole should i get for a 90cm dish to be about 6ft high thanks have seen 1/1/4 is inch quarter ok for t with motorised dish :confused
 
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Is it ground mounted or are you using T & K brackets on a wall?

If your using T & K`s then use a length of scaffolding pole, about 2" is fine.
 
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using a wall mount bracket that came with the dish package its like a swans neck so it misses the overhang on the roof
 
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mine is on t and k brackets with a scafold bar fixed to them enabling the dish to go above the guttering the braket that came with my system is unused in the garage
hope this helps
 
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maybe you wont need the pole? Cant you just bolt the polar mount to the "swan`s neck"?;)
 
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Problem with that type of bracket (swan neck) for a motorised system is that it is liable to flex as the dish is moved from east to west. Hence you will not follow the arc correctly.
I think that you will find that wod has similar problems when he set up his motorised dish and now has T&K's with a pole between them.
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yes i got rid of the l shaped bracket as in fact it bent in the winds we had some weeks back

18" t&ks and 1.5metre 2inch scaffold pole i've used which is now solid
 
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going to get some t*ks plus 2in pole tomorrow best be safe than sorry thanks guys wheres the cheapest place to buy this stuff thanks
 
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den123 sorry m8 i cant help you there the tk,s i got for free of a good mate and the scaff bar i borroweed of a building site
 
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maplins sell the T & K`s. Do what wolfav has done borrow from a building site;)

Or try your local engineering firm;)
 
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I buy scaffold poles from my local SGB (Scaffolding Great Britain), any scaffold merchand will sell you a length of pole.
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