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    Pole Mount Slimline Dish

    Would you guys let an installer put up a heavy 5 ft long, 2" diameter pole for a slimline dish using only a pole driver? He says he will drive it in the ground about 2 feet. He says he has been doing it this way for years with no problems. This is totally contrary to what I have read here about using a post hole digger, a rod to prevent spinning, and 150 pounds of concrete.



    Should I allow him to proceed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biz56 View Post
    Would you guys let an installer put up a heavy 5 ft long, 2" diameter pole for a slimline dish using only a pole driver? He says he will drive it in the ground about 2 feet. He says he has been doing it this way for years with no problems. This is totally contrary to what I have read here about using a post hole digger, a rod to prevent spinning, and 150 pounds of concrete.

    Should I allow him to proceed?

    Thanks,

    Ben
    Absolutely not! It must be at least as deep as the frost line, which MAY be only two feet where you are, but it MUST be in at least 120 lbs of concrete with an anchor to prevent it from spinning.
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    No! Also, he'd be hard pressed to get it in here. Too many rocks to get through.
    There is also the problem of getting it plumb.
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    That's what I thought also. Thanks.

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    One more question. What kind of anchor to keep the pole from spinning? Drill a hole near the bottom of the pole and insert a rod of some sort?

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    I think the amount of concrete you guys are using is unnecessary.

    I've always used 80 lb's with a bolt in the bottom of the post and never have had any issues.
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