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Phil Wheeler
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/31/05

Loc: 3 miles WNW of Celestron
Re: Mount outside all the time? new [Re: Boomstick]
      #5553946 - 12/04/12 01:01 PM

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Here's how I placed the dry rod




Thanks for the tip; seems safer than using a lightbulb, and higher tech for sure. ! I have a Dry Rod on the way, Boomstick -- though I hope it doesn't turn out to be a "boomstick"


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wolfman_4_ever
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Mount outside all the time? new [Re: Phil Wheeler]
      #5554044 - 12/04/12 01:52 PM

wow.. look at that cabling! I couldn't find the dri-rod at first.. Looks like it is working out well for you..

Nice rust on the counterweight and shaft..


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Jb32828
sage
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Reged: 08/01/10

Loc: Orlando, FL USA
Re: Mount outside all the time? new [Re: Boomstick]
      #5554168 - 12/04/12 03:23 PM

I think the most important thing is to have your mount on a pier rather than a tripod, which allows you to seal off the bottom of the cover tightly using a good cover like the telegizmos 365 cover which I highly recommend. Mine has sat outside for over 7 months and not a single problem.

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Phil Wheeler
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/31/05

Loc: 3 miles WNW of Celestron
Re: Mount outside all the time? new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5554814 - 12/04/12 11:05 PM

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wow.. look at that cabling! I couldn't find the dri-rod at first.. Looks like it is working out well for you..

Nice rust on the counterweight and shaft..




Probably some short wires; who'd miss 'em?


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