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    Default Securing North Poles

    For those of you with North Poles, would you mind sharing your "mounting" solution? Like, how are you securing them to the ground?

    My thought is to mount a smaller pipe inside the larger main PVC pipe, hammering rebar into the ground, then just sliding the North Poles onto the rebar.

    But I'm wondering if there might be a way that would allow for slight angle adjustments to get them "perfectly" vertical. Do you just eyeball it?

    Thanks!

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    I use a level when driving the mounting pole (foundation stakes) in to the ground. These stakes have a pretty thick diameter and keeps the Pole vertical. I also drilled a hole and welded a 1/4-20 nut near the bottom of the EMT. Put a 1/4-20 thumb screw in the nut to keep them from twisting.

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    Default Re: Securing North Poles

    Quote Originally Posted by rstehle View Post
    I use a level when driving the mounting pole (foundation stakes) in to the ground. These stakes have a pretty thick diameter and keeps the Pole vertical. I also drilled a hole and welded a 1/4-20 nut near the bottom of the EMT. Put a 1/4-20 thumb screw in the nut to keep them from twisting.
    Ok, that makes sense. Thanks. I like the nut idea. How do you have the EMT attached to the north pole? Is it centered using spacers or did you attach it to one side of the inside of the pole?

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    Default Re: Securing North Poles

    I use sets of these from Boscoyo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstehle View Post
    I use sets of these from Boscoyo.
    Ah, ok. Now I see. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Securing North Poles

    Oh, here's what I ended up doing. I designed a 3D printed spacer that will press fit into a 3" schedule 40 PVC pipe. A piece of 3/4 inch EMT conduit can be press fit into the inner hole. I plan to use a ground stake or piece of rebar with them.

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