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PopcornNMore
07-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Robbie,

Back in December my wife ordered a 240cm dish from you for me as a Christmas present. Well, I'm finally getting it installed this weekend and pouring a concrete pad for it to rest on. I'm making the pad 42" x 42", but don't know just how deep I should make it. I'm thinking it should be at least 1 foot deep to support the dish in high winds. Or do you recommend I go deeper?

Thank You,
Dave

PopcornNMore
07-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Too late the concrete pad is already complete. I made it 4' x 4' and 6" deep.

What size drill bit is used to install the concrete anchors?

PopcornNMore
07-05-2010, 12:14 PM
I found a document showing that the concrete anchors are 1/4" x 1.5" long, so I assume the drill size used will be 1/4".

WSInternational
07-06-2010, 01:51 PM
6" should be deep enough specially if the sides are 4' each. If anything, I would have maybe done 40"X40"X10" or so, but what you have should be plenty to hold the dish in place.

WSInternational
07-06-2010, 01:51 PM
BTW, some photos would be great!

PopcornNMore
07-07-2010, 11:33 AM
What size drill bit should be used to insert the concrete anchors that came with that dish? Perhaps 3/8"? I had a lot of trouble last night getting the anchors to work correctly.

T4Runner
08-25-2010, 07:06 PM
What size drill bit should be used to insert the concrete anchors that came with that dish? Perhaps 3/8"? I had a lot of trouble last night getting the anchors to work correctly.

For most footing bolts I use 1/2" drill bit and insert a 5/16" lead insert and then screw down 5/16" x 1 1/2"bolts.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys