1 5/8" pipe for 36" Ku dish

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Is 1 5/8 (16 Ga) "line pipe" used for chainlink fence suitable for mounting a 36" dish? I'm thinking about a 6' length with 2' in the ground. I'll also be adding the bolts/allthread/rebar at the base to prevent twisting. I'm just wondering if the wall thickness of the pipe is sufficient. Thanks.
 
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One of mine is on one and works fine. I have the other on a motor on a 2" pipe.
 
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The corner posts are what I've used on my ku dishes, they work fine.
 
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Is 1 5/8 (16 Ga) "line pipe" used for chainlink fence suitable for mounting a 36" dish? I'm thinking about a 6' length with 2' in the ground. I'll also be adding the bolts/allthread/rebar at the base to prevent twisting. I'm just wondering if the wall thickness of the pipe is sufficient. Thanks.

Yes those work fine-- I got two from my mother-in-law when she replaced her fence a few years ago-- they had the concrete already on them. I dug a hole put them in ground with the old concrete and added a bag of new concrete and they have been working great with my 75E Primestar dishes.
 
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i have an 8' and 6' on 2 1/2 inch posts. will see when we get 60 mph winds this winter if they survive. charlie
 
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