Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:15 PM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:20 PM
OTOH, you could replace the allen bolts that hold the top plate to the pier with some hand knobs and that would work too.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:44 PM
They are very solid though and the quick release is a good option. I left my pier setup outside for a good 18 months straight with just a plastic bag over it to keep the water out of the head adapter. It really didn't seem to affect it very much, and I would just drop the head and OTA on it each evening and go.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:04 PM
Thanks Doug. BTW, how heavy is your model?
Don, to be honest, I'm not sure of the exact weight of the pier with the legs attached. Mine is the 48" model, so you can kind of get an idea of what a 48" long 4" diameter steel pipe would weigh. Add the aluminum legs and my guess would be somewhere around 20# maybe? I'll admit up front, however, that I'm a lousy judge of such things!