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Tony G

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #15 on: Jul 02, 2009, 21:51:13 »
Fay,

You must be bringing your car to the same garage as me?   ;)

By the way, if John is looking for any work, I could get him into a groundworks gang, but he would have to be a bit more sloppy with his workmanship, as that is the neatest hole I have ever seen in nearly 30 years on the building sites.

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #16 on: Jul 02, 2009, 22:26:15 »
My pier is on a 1.5 meter square bit of concrete, is that enough?


Also Fay, get some self levelling floor cement to flatten the top works a treat.


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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #17 on: Jul 02, 2009, 22:41:01 »
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We have had a lot of words about size & my requirements, but John was adamant it only needs to be 2' and no more.
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DING DONG.

Looks good though.
How did you manage to dig a nice round hole.
Mine ended up square.

Anyway

Just a quick question chris.

is the base of your pier isolated from the floor?
Just curious regarding the vibration from walking on the concrete will cause the pier to vibrate.
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #18 on: Jul 02, 2009, 23:21:32 »
yup 1" gap all the way around, but to be honest the pier is 75kg and its bolted to the floor, I have kicked it and there is no movement...

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #19 on: Jul 03, 2009, 07:04:46 »

Wow - exciting stuff Fay!

Bet you are looking forward to using it.

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #20 on: Jul 03, 2009, 09:06:03 »
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I would be interested to see a real direct comparison between a tripod image and a pier mounted image.  I suspect us mere mortals will not be able to distinguish

Mick - big advantage of pier is that you can accurately polar align/ drift align it & it will stay there & of course don't need to drag mount in & out every night after imaging..

Fay - Are you planning on leaving your scopes out all the time? Have you thought about covers etc.?

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #21 on: Jul 03, 2009, 09:48:06 »
John,

I will only leave the mount out. I left scopes out the other night, but in the morning ED80 was really misted over.

I will get a proper cover, they are very expensive, but wonder if any will prevent dew going up the bottom staying on the inside.
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #22 on: Jul 03, 2009, 09:51:32 »
Do you think the whole pier should be covered, or only the mount & what is attached?
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #23 on: Jul 03, 2009, 09:59:35 »
Fay,

With the amount of stuff that the foxes chew, nick and urinate on, I would take the pier in every night, not just the mount, and put a cover over the concrete base and cover that with bramble, as that seems the only plant you don't have in your garden, to disguise it from the foxes.  ;)

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #24 on: Jul 03, 2009, 10:06:55 »
Know what you mean, Tony, he has already peed down the hole!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #25 on: Jul 03, 2009, 16:03:03 »
Pier has been put temporarily on base & all is level.  Perhaps next week the holes will be drilled for the bolts & the resin put in for the bolts to be screwed in  to.

Just took this picture, base & top level with spirit level

« Last Edit: Jul 03, 2009, 19:15:27 by Fay »
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #26 on: Jul 03, 2009, 17:06:27 »
Fay - that doesn't look level to me.......

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #27 on: Jul 03, 2009, 17:13:58 »
Yes I agree John.  Fay, you'd best check the base and pier with a spirit level.

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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #28 on: Jul 03, 2009, 19:03:03 »
Just done it again with spirit level, top & base, & all is level, must be the angle I have taken photo
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Re: Pier Progress
« Reply #29 on: Jul 03, 2009, 19:07:13 »
Fay, I think your plants aren't growing straight. I'd check them with a spirit level if I were you...