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Mary B
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Re: Suggestions on changing out pier? new [Re: thj]
      #5561364 - 12/08/12 07:15 PM

You can compression mount your plates with threaded rod running from top to bottom if you can't find a welder.



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Mirzam
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Re: Suggestions on changing out pier? new [Re: Mary B]
      #5561945 - 12/09/12 07:26 AM

Mary--That compression mount idea is an interesting one. I'm curious how you came up with it? Is this method used in some other application? Or is it just your own ingenious solution for telescope piers?

JimC


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thj
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Re: Suggestions on changing out pier? new [Re: Mary B]
      #5563038 - 12/09/12 07:41 PM

That is an interesting idea!

I don't think finding somebody to weld my pier will be an issue, though. I notice welding places all over now that I'm looking for one; never noticed them before. Funny how that goes sometimes.

/ThJ


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Mary B
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Re: Suggestions on changing out pier? [Re: thj]
      #5564686 - 12/10/12 06:35 PM

Saw it on a post here and nobody around here can weld aluminum. I had the 8 inch diameter 1/4 inch wall tube on hand from another project so I re-purposed it.

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