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I have the Geosat Pro 36" (90 cm) Ku dish. I want to buy one of those non-penetrating roof mount deals that you put cinder blocks in. The manufacturer says the J-pole that came with the dish is 1 5/8"

Will the dish work with a 2" pole? I'm looking at purchasing this:
 
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No but you can get pole adapters or fashion your own.
If you get an adapter, make sure it is the kind that slides down over the 2" pole.
 
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A 1 5/8" OD post will slip inside the 2" OD NPM mast. Secure with 3 bolts set at 90 degree angles.

I don't think that will work for this dish. See photo below. The pole that came with the dish is a J-pole, so I can't see how I would slide it into the pole that comes with the mount?

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Well you could cut the J off, or like Brian said go to your local favorite store and get a 1 5/8(1.66) chain link fence post. Cut to the size you want. ;)
Then save you J-Pole. :)
 

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I designed the GSP90cm hardware. Even took the photo that you posted.... LOL! :glasses

If the NPRM has a 2" OD pole, I have inserted a 1.66" OD section of galvanized post inside and cross-bolted with 3 through-bolts on several projects. The GSP 90cm bracket clamps on to the 1.66" pole. Have also used this work-around to raise the dish to see over a roof peak.
 
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I designed the GSP90cm hardware. Even took the photo that you posted.... LOL! :glasses

If the NPRM has a 2" OD pole, I have inserted a 1.66" OD section of galvanized post inside and cross-bolted with 3 through-bolts on several projects. The GSP 90cm bracket clamps on to the 1.66" pole. Have also used this work-around to raise the dish to see over a roof peak.

It sounds like one side of the NPR6B pole is 1 5/8” so I should be good with that model as-is, right?
 
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8" blocks is what I have used in the past, but every mount I guess is different.
 

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Was just looking at the mount, nope looks like all the rest. I have filled them with 8" blocks, more resistance to wind.
 
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I've always used 8 - 8" blocks. If you look at it close you have too separate sections, or 8 corners.
I took one down that had more than that one time. I don't remember how many but it had the 8 in the corners and some in the middles too.
 
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Don't mean to butt in. But won't a solid 4" block be as good or better, without the web openings of an 8" to collect debris and bird nests?
 
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