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Horsepower

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I'd say mine was in the 100-200 ish pound range..

Me and my buddy could carry it.(without a mount)
Thank you. That is nice to know. This thing looks like it could be extremely heavy, and I don't want it to crash down and hurt somebody. I have read that they can be misleadingly heavy as far as appearance. Thanks, and good luck with yours!
 

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Patience....

I recommend letting the cement cure for at least 4 days to a week. A large dish will loosen the post in the uncured cement and cause unnecessary problems in the future. I know how it feels to be anxious to start the assembly! :)

Photos or it didn't happen! LOL

What did you use for anti-rotation? Weld on tabs, rebar or through-bolts?

Taking the welded on tab approach. This is only a temporary home for it. (plan to move in 7 months).
 

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Thank you. That is nice to know. This thing looks like it could be extremely heavy, and I don't want it to crash down and hurt somebody. I have read that they can be misleadingly heavy as far as appearance. Thanks, and good luck with yours!

Your mount is pretty similar to mine.. Be aware that mount probably weights almost as much as the dish. Personally if you don't have more then 3 people I recommend taking the dish off the mount. And then taking the mount off.. Because I feel it would be VERY heavy combined.
 
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So you guys think u would be OK with dual shield rg6?

Also what do you think I should use for the Reed switches and motor?
 

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So you guys think u would be OK with dual shield rg6?
My run is over 100 feet and I use dual shield RG6 with solid copper conductor - no issues. Purchased a 1000 ft spool a few years back on eBay for $88 shipped. :)
Also what do you think I should use for the Reed switches and motor?
I see an actuator motor already on your dish. Have you tested it? If it's functional you won't need reed switches/motor.
Just bought a titanium dish positioner. Suppose when I get that I can fire it up and see how it works. :)
I'm jealous, always wanted one but still have an old VBox7 chugging along. :rolleyes:
 
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Penguin0456

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My run is over 100 feet and I use dual shield RG6 with solid copper conductor - no issues. Purchased a 1000 ft spool a few years back on eBay for $88 shipped. :)

I see an actuator motor already on your dish. Have you tested it? If it's functional you won't need reed switches/motor.

I'm jealous, always wanted one but still have an old VBox7 chugging along. :rolleyes:

I suppose I should clarify, I ment cable for the motor and sensor. The site recommends not using sprinkler cable.
 

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Patience....

I recommend letting the cement cure for at least 4 days to a week. A large dish will loosen the post in the uncured cement and cause unnecessary problems in the future. I know how it feels to be anxious to start the assembly! :)

Photos or it didn't happen! LOL

What did you use for anti-rotation? Weld on tabs, rebar or through-bolts?

So I purchased a asc1 and was wondering on recommendation for the cable for the motor/sensor.
 

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Thank you your purchase of the ASC1! Call if you have any questions.

The least expensive route would be to purchase off the shelf items from a local home supply store.

The sensor and servo circuits each need a shielded bundle. For each of the two circuits, check out using a length of security cable (3 conductor with shield/bare drain wire,18-20g, stranded). Sold by the foot or in rolls.

For motor power, check out low voltage landscape lighting wire (2 conductor, 12-14g, stranded). Sold by the foot or in coils.
 

Penguin0456

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Thank you your purchase of the ASC1! Call if you have any questions.

The least expensive route would be to purchase off the shelf items from a local home supply store.

The sensor and servo circuits each need a shielded bundle. For each of the two circuits, check out using a length of security cable (3 conductor with shield/bare drain wire,18-20g, stranded). Sold by the foot or in rolls.

For motor power, check out low voltage landscape lighting wire (2 conductor, 12-14g, stranded). Sold by the foot or in coils.
So me and my buddy were talking.....

Would there be a issue if I just mount the asc1 in a enclosure right on the pole and just run the coax to the house?
 

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I wouldn't install your ASC1 outside, the differences in temperature, especially from day to night, will probably cause condensation inside and make it work erratically, or maybe ruin it.

I use a ASC1 here on one of my dishes with a C/Ku/polarotor feed on it, works great, they're very nice controllers.
 
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