dreams are coming true
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:19 AM
I'm hoping to start working on my obs soon and this has been a concern of mine since I don't yet have a pier.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:13 AM
1. I wanted to be sure to have a smooth surface to mount the steel pier to. A plywood bolt form would be in the way of finishing work.
2. I wanted to "separate concerns" and focus on pier building one day and proper bolt alignment on another day when I was fresh.
3. I haven't decided what steel pier I will use on the other concrete pier, so the bolt pattern couldn't be finalized.
That said, I have not personally worked with adhesive bolts before, but my partner in crime has used them throughout his career to hold down heavy laundry equipment. After some research, I found steel pier installation instructions that mentioned adhesive bolts and some university observatories that use adhesive.
I'll let you know how it goes. Should be installing them in a couple weeks.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:36 AM
...That said, I have not personally worked with adhesive bolts before....
Don't drill near an edge.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:08 AM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:51 PM
things are going slowly, but the observatory is usable now. upgraded my mount to a g11 and moved my 8 inch lx90 ota over. so far so good. the observatory looks a little big for this scope though. i think an upgrade to the ota is due.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:23 AM
Congrats very nice build you have there, enjoy.
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:45 PM
Very cool, Gary! Thanks for the photos.
I'd be interested in seeing the adhesive bolt install too.