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    Think its time to replace the pole .

    Pole been looking a little rusty so removed some tape and foam it was filled with

    Looks a bit worse than i thought i know the ends will rust a bit faster but don't want it coming down next winter.

    I've found a company that can supply a galvanized one for 87 inc delivery , don't seem too bad to me .

    Has to be 3 inch / 3 meter Anyone any recommendation feel free to pm me .
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    a silly question im in Nottingham how fare from me are you and what diameter is it
    side of my house ive got a 3 mt length fairly thick gage ally pole abouts 3 inch across if its any good to ya

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    Thanks for the offer , im in neath south wales bit of a drive

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    if its any good don't want owt for it so will just cost you for fuel should be a lot less than 87

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABA View Post
    if its any good don't want owt for it so will just cost you for fuel should be a lot less than 87
    Im not too worried about the cost it would be the time, but i do appreciate the offer

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    would a scaffy pole be cheaper

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    They only 2 inch.

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    Keep an eye open for knocked down street sign poles, most are 3" diameter and recent ones are alloy, they are perfect for the job.

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    @cosworth4x4 And how do you plan to connect pole to the ground? Or it will be attached to the wall?

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    any forum members i.e. lorry driver or who have a good roof rack traveling through Nottingham going to south wales can help another forum member out need a 10 ft long 3 inch wide ally pole from Nottingham to south wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyO View Post
    Keep an eye open for knocked down street sign poles, most are 3" diameter and recent ones are alloy, they are perfect for the job.
    So is a battery operated angle grinder :-)

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    Isn't alloy too weak for a large heavy dish that will catch the wind?
    I would have thought steel would be needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimaNTSS View Post
    @cosworth4x4 And how do you plan to connect pole to the ground? Or it will be attached to the wall?
    Its wall Mounted.

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    I have just got myself a 1.2m Gibertini. Is a 3 inch alloy pole going to be strong enough for it?

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    It's a pole from a street sign. It was knocked down well over a year ago and has been left laying on the floor for all that time so the local council are not concerned about it.

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    I suppose it depends how thick the wall is , im going steel as my dish is pretty high up and gets a good battering with the winter winds.

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    Thanks Aba for the offer , new pole ordered Scaffolding tower next then time to replace it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosworth4x4 View Post
    I suppose it depends how thick the wall is , im going steel as my dish is pretty high up and gets a good battering with the winter winds.
    Where did you order your steel pole from?

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    Pm sent.

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