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Not gonna lie: I'm excited about this pier-tech bottom plate

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#1 EmeraldHills

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Posted 28 August 2021 - 04:07 PM

This - is so fun.

 

pier-tech_bottom_plate.jpg

 

It just FEELS classy in every way. Super-beefy. So shiny. Feels like a million dollars. And almost cost that much. hahaha

Just kidding.

The Pier-tech 1 (PT-28) (which doesn't raise and lower at the touch of a button) ended up being $1173 with shipping. See it here:

 

http://piertechinc.c...rs/pier-tech-1/

 

For a guy in my situation (with zero experience making piers or top plates), it seemed like a great option, especially with all this milled aluminum finish.

 

I explained to Vito that we were going to pour the concrete soon, so he agreed to send me the bottom plate while they are making the rest of the pier. Nice guy.


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Posted 28 August 2021 - 05:40 PM

Good looking no doubt!

 

 

Unless the specific plate/bolts are a requirement for your setup, template can be created easily and can be as beefy. Regards
 
 
Note: pierplates.com... solution shown
 

The Template...
 
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Edited by mmalik, 28 August 2021 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2021 - 08:27 PM

Hello MMalik. What I was trying to say is that I've already taken delivery on the bottom plate pictured above. So, lamentably, I won't be able to use your idea for something self-made. 



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Posted 29 August 2021 - 08:09 AM

I knew you had already bought it. My question was, was the metal plate/template a 'requirement' for your PierTech pier? It may have been since PierTech piers are bit different? Regards



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Posted 29 August 2021 - 09:12 PM

Maybe not so much a requirement as it is a standard component. It just ... comes that way.

 

I knew you had already bought it. My question was, was the metal plate/template a 'requirement' for your PierTech pier? It may have been since PierTech piers are bit different? Regards



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Posted 29 August 2021 - 09:17 PM

I have a Pier-Tech 3 (the pre-2021 model) that I bought new eight years ago that came with the base plate and J-bolts in your photo. I agree it’s very nice. Glad to hear you’re pleased with yours, too.
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