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darbyvet
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Seneca Falls, New York
Paramount MX pier adapter
      #5476653 - 10/18/12 10:20 AM

I recently had a pier poured for my new Paramount MX mount.Unfortunately the contractor somehow messed up the orientation of the bolts in the pier base and now when I bolt the pier to the base it is not pointing north.
I know I can cut the bolts and drill and reset new bolts, but I hate to drill into recently poured concrete.
Does anyone know of an adjustbale pier adapter that I can bolt onto the top of my pier to with adjustable azimuth so I can correct for the pier offset?


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tomo
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Reged: 06/14/10

Loc: Shelby Twp, Mi
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: darbyvet]
      #5477393 - 10/18/12 04:57 PM

Wouldn't it be easier to add the new "adapter plate" at the bottom of the pier?

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darbyvet
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Seneca Falls, New York
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: tomo]
      #5477428 - 10/18/12 05:21 PM

Quote:

Wouldn't it be easier to add the new "adapter plate" at the bottom of the pier?




I hadnt thought of that! Do you know anyone that makes an adjustable plate for the bottom of the pier?


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frolinmod
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: darbyvet]
      #5477475 - 10/18/12 05:53 PM

For something this custom you'll probably need to find a local machine shop that is willing to do small one of a kind jobs. It won't be cheap.

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darbyvet
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Seneca Falls, New York
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5477506 - 10/18/12 06:12 PM

I dont have a machine shop within a 50 mile radius of my house unfortunately

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Jeff in Austin
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Reged: 02/26/07

Loc: TEXAS
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: darbyvet]
      #5477706 - 10/18/12 08:45 PM

Maybe try preciseparts.com. They specialize in "adapters" for astronomy.

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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: Jeff in Austin]
      #5477748 - 10/18/12 09:14 PM

Would something like dan's pier plates solve the problem?

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tomo
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Reged: 06/14/10

Loc: Shelby Twp, Mi
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: Tori]
      #5477791 - 10/18/12 09:40 PM

Can you make the bolt holes in the bottom plate slots - like those in the Bisque Pier?

Edited by tomo (10/18/12 09:41 PM)


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frolinmod
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Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: tomo]
      #5477858 - 10/18/12 10:14 PM

Quote:

I dont have a machine shop within a 50 mile radius of my house unfortunately.



Nobody who can cut, drill and weld plate steel? No welders? Bummer.


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darbyvet
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Seneca Falls, New York
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5478525 - 10/19/12 10:17 AM

There is one machine shop, but they only do HUGE projects. I live in the middle of nowhere.Good for astronomy bad for finding things you need.
Thanks for all your help.I am going to buy an adapter plate for Bisque and figure out a way of attaching it to my pier.


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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: darbyvet]
      #5478989 - 10/19/12 03:04 PM

Call Rob Miller at and explain the issue. He may be able to assist.

Joe


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Bob Moore
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Loc: New York
Re: Paramount MX pier adapter new [Re: jmiele]
      #5479226 - 10/19/12 06:03 PM

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