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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-12, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Pole Mount

what diameter of a pole do I need for a 60e ? I also amy having a hell of a time finding a steel one. Anyone know where I could buy one ? I've tried home depot and Canadian tire
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-12, 11:06 AM
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The mount on a 60e should fit on a post in the range of 1 1/2 inches to 1 7/8 outside diameter.

A piece of chain link fence top rail should work, a chain link fence post will likely be too big for your mount.

The link below is posted as an example only - it is not meant to be a "Where to Buy".

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-19, 05:55 AM
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Chain link "line post" are the correct ones they usually come in 6' or 7' at most home improvement stores. the top rail will be to small and you will never be able to tighten the dish. the corner posts are too big and dish will not fit it. don't forget to put a spike through the pipe where it goes in the concrete to prevent the pipe from spinning in the concrete when It dries. (don't ask me how i know that)
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-19, 10:09 AM
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you could also try a muffler shop. they can supply or build just about any size pipe or adaptor. If it's not galvenized, you will have to paint it.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-25, 07:42 PM
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I know you are way up North, so make sure your pole is at least 4 feet in the ground.

I did a repair in southern Ontario for a DirecTV dish mounted on a pole in the backyard. When I grabbed the pole to check the stability, it moved at the base.

Turns out it was only 18 inches deep.

I had to re-do it, dug out a 4 foot hole, and cemented it it place.

It worked great and has survived two Winters.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-27, 12:37 AM
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I guess you don't get perma frost in Ajax. 4' would be a tough hole to dig
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-08-28, 12:40 AM
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No problem at all when you use the right tools
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 2014-09-06, 05:17 PM
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So glad I found this post. Installing on my condo's north-facing patio, but can get 6-ft pole to get the dish pointed over the pitch of the roof
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