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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009, 08:49:06 PM »
Great job Gregg! It must have been quite a challenge getting the assembled mast upright, held in place, and bolted to the mailbox post.

Thanks!  It wasn't too bad.  The last time I hoisted it up (the previous location) my dad was there to help.  Luckily, this time the wind wasn't blowing.  I did feel like a pole vaulter, though.   8-)
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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2009, 09:30:15 PM »
Hey Greg,

"It must have been quite a challenge getting the assembled mast upright, held in place, and bolted to the mailbox post."

Thats what wives are for :twisted:

George

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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2009, 09:32:10 PM »
That's a really old mast.  :shock:   But if it still works, might as well use it.   ;)

The price was right!   \:D/
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2009, 04:37:19 PM »
Since everyone (well, it seems like everyone) is talking about grounding and stuff, I went to Lowes today and bought a grounding rod, clamps, and #4 wire (I guess you call it wire, it's more like a copper bar).



Because of the way I have the clamps holding the mast to the post now, I couldn't get the grounding clamp on the mast.   #-o

I put the wire between the clamp that was there and the mast and hooked it up to the grounding rod.  The next time I have the mast down, I'll try to remember to put a little more distance between the mast and the post so I can the the grounding clamp on there and do it right.  Hopefully it will work as is.





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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2009, 04:50:33 PM »
By the way, the #4 wire was $1/ft and the 8-ft. grounding rod (copper) was $11.47.
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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2009, 07:09:28 PM »
Wow, you don't have to worry now about the mast blowing over with that wire holding it up. :grin: How was it driving the 8' rod in the ground, any obstacles? The end isn't mushroomed so it looks like it went pretty easy.

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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2009, 07:02:03 AM »
Wow, you don't have to worry now about the mast blowing over with that wire holding it up. :grin: How was it driving the 8' rod in the ground, any obstacles? The end isn't mushroomed so it looks like it went pretty easy.

Well, I'll be perfectly honest.  I took a hacksaw and cut it in half, so it was only 4'.   8-)   That's still a long rod.  But I have a sledge hammer and I just took it slow.  I was surprised that it wasn't harder than it was.   :shock:  The end was pointed, so I guess that helped.   \:D/
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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2009, 07:34:00 AM »
I drove a 6 footer next to the house and had to pull it back out and try again several times before I found a path clear of stones. I think by the time I did get it all the way down it was probably only 4 feet also by the look of the mushroom head end! :lol:

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Re: 3/10/09
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2009, 08:34:27 AM »
Wow!  That's what I call "strong"!  :!:
Very nice...professional.  8-)

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