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Gray1

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Since I'm setting this 3 1/2" pipe anyway, I was thinking about taking it to a plumbing shop and having them cut threads at the top. That way in the future if I decide to do away with the big dish I could sleeve it down to a 2" for a large KU dish. The large pipe pipe would give me great stability. I know there are adaptors that bolt on the side, but would this be better? I dont think the threads would interfere with the mounting of the large C-Band dish.

Anyway it was a thought. Anybody ever done this? Or is it just a waste of money?

Thanks
allen
 
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truckracer

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sounds like a good idea to me, be warned......Once you have c-band, you will never want it to go away. You can put both c and ku lnbs or lnbf's on the big dish and have the best of both worlds.
 

lumpkin666

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Are you threading the inside, or the outside? If you're threading the outside, you're going to ruin the threads when you torque down the 4+ bolts in the mount.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with threads, and you'll not want to thread anything onto the pole anyhow - due to the chance of the threaded portion of the added post tightening/loosening under high winds. If you want to put a smaller post into the center of your 3 1/2 post, just put it there and give it a few good welds to hold it into place.
 
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