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Old 09-09-2011, 01:39 PM
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Backyard Pier

Here is my telescope pier setup to date for astrophotography.

Materials used for the construction of the pier.

-7 bags of 20kg concrete for plug
-5 bags of 20kg concrete for pipe
-2000mm L X 200mm W X by 8mm thick pipe.
-10mm plates 300mm and 250mm squared.
-4 x 14mm thread used for plates
-3 x 14mm @ 300mm bent at right angles for anchor blots

The hole dug was 700mm deep by 600mm wide, both hole and pipe was filled with concrete. My only little/possibly big concern is that it maybe to high 1300mm, I guess testing will tell but it definitely feels stable enough.

Anyhow here are some pictures of the pier, at least this way I wont be MIA from the house for hours now so it works out well for the family.

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:49 PM
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Looks good
One question Where is the dog now
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:23 PM
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Looks good
One question Where is the dog now
Thanks Martin, but what dog (I should of added no animals where harmed in the making of the pier)
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Would it be best to use a cement pier or build a steel one (for stability?)
Mate, instead of asking the exact same question in six different threads, why don't you spend some time reading those threads and you might find an answer.
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I'm waiting to hear you stepped back to see something and ended up with a wetlook.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:47 PM
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Ok guys instead of starting a new thread, here is what I have made recently. I had to move my pier and relocate it because of house renos. This is just for the EQ6, im also near on completion so ill post more soon. This was made from left over supplies

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Old 20-11-2012, 08:21 AM
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I am no expert, and don't know your geography, but both positions are, for want of a better word - odd.
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I am no expert, and don't know your geography, but both positions are, for want of a better word - odd.
Support what you mean an by odd position ? Its the best given the area I have to work with. The images I capture don't look odd.
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