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#1 wes

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

Any thoughts on placing a pier for telescope mount on top of concrete storm shelter that is placed about 6 feet into the ground, I am thinking about doing that.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

My first thought was to make sure you can still get into the shelter easily when you have a full astro setup on your proposed pier. You never know.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:53 AM

Looking at the damage from this last week...I would think you would be OK >PROVIDED< the pier was not bolted or anyway attached to the shelter except gravity.

However, if it were attached, the high winds of a Tornado would likely compromise the integrity of the shelter, and failure could be catastrophic, such as rip a huge hole in the roof.

But then, what is the probability of a Tornado hitting some parts of Oklahoma in the Spring? :p






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