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PSPV Clamps

Post by sneaky » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:00 am

Hi,

I am looking for some guidance on the types of clamps folks have used to attach the PSPV to an 8" pole.

Cheers!

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Post by mvrck » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:05 pm

Use 1/4" all thread and pre bend it around the post in a u shape. Use two of them to make your own giant u-bolt. You can tighten the bolts to gently snug the PSPV without bending it and then trim the excess all thread from the ends.

You can also buy large U-bolts and also mount a plate to the pole prior to mounting the PSPV. Like this:
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Keep in mind, you will set the Conduit in concrete first and then mount the PSPV.

Did you see the article on Homepower for pole mounting the array?

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Post by sneaky » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:21 pm

Thanks, Mav. Yes I am now looking at the 109 issue of HP. In the article, they used self tapping screws to mount.

Thanks for the photo, it is nice to see to use as a reference.

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Post by DavidB » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:41 am

sneaky wrote:Thanks, Mav. Yes I am now looking at the 109 issue of HP. In the article, they used self tapping screws to mount.

Thanks for the photo, it is nice to see to use as a reference.
I used the self tapping screws as well and it seems very sturdy.. I thought about using u-bolts and a plate but think it is major overkill.

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