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Have you ever mounted a dish with C-clamps?


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Anole

Anole

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Sep 22, 2005
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I don't mean to be presumptuous, but it's been a while since we had one, and I just gotta know . . .

Have you ever mounted a dish with C-clamps? (pictures?)

I once took a small table into my back yard to work with.
It was a good place for the receiver and tools.
I had some big C clamps and blocks, so I bolted the dish to the table for my very earliest experiments.

Then, a few years ago, I took a dish to a buddy's house, to demonstrate it.
He had a six foot folding ladder. We C-clamped the pole's foot to the top and went for it!

Sorry, no pix. :(
 
meinename

meinename

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Needed a quick mount for a 60cm to see what I could get when I was short on larger dishes.

One of the gates had 2 side-by-side fence posts.
I had previously thought about U-bolts for a bit, having no luck tracking down ones of appropriate size.

One day, family asked if there was anything to get from the shops and it struck me!
C-clamps! Cheap, easy to get and easy to use :cool:

Unfortunately, It's been taken down since it is in the LOS of the Direcway
 
DJ Rob

DJ Rob

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I had a metal railing around my balcony at my old apartment. C-clamps worked great to clamp a couple of dishes to it. ;)
 
Tron

Tron

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May 6, 2005
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Unless you are referring to (C)onduit clamps, naw ;)

BTW, conduit clamps are also great for a variety of applications!
 
brentb636

brentb636

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Jun 24, 2006
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I had a tripod mount with a 80cm motorized dish on it, for playing around. The tripod was screwed to a pallet and the pallet C-clamped to my deck. I had 3 decks at the old house, so I could put it most anywhere.
:)
 
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RVD420

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May 4, 2004
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C- clamps no.

12 inch bar clamps...yes

cement blocks and plywood also work for a quickie mounting system
 
GreatFTA

GreatFTA

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Aug 14, 2006
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Well, I use a C clamp on the pole to keep the dish from sliding down while adjusting the dish left and right for signal.
 
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Mr Tony

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Nov 17, 2003
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yes...including pics

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Larry1

Larry1

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Aug 24, 2005
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Port Hope, ON Canada
I have not used C clamps, but did lean my dish up to a lawn chair to get G10r before it was mounted. Have also used those spring clamps Like in Icebergs pics as well.
So how do I vote...I have not used C clamps, but have used the spring clamps. (I said YES because they were still clamps)...sorry no pics.
 
Anole

Anole

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Sep 22, 2005
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Is there a federal law against that?
Running bar clamps across state lines? - :D
 
skysurfer

skysurfer

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Dec 1, 2006
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not c-clamps but brackets to hold a ring-mount 4.5' dish to a piece of plywood and now some 2x4's I strung as a platform.

I"ll have to see if I can take and post pics...
 
Cadsulfide

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When I was installing for Dish, every spring when the migrant workers arrived, I aimed a ton of Dish 500's mounted on 5 gal pails full of cement.
 
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