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# 136583 2-Dec-2013 15:58
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I'm putting up a long distance wifi link but need to install some quite tall masts to mount the antenna on.

I've found a NZ supplier (signalmaster) who can supply all the bits......but there is a 4-6 week wait while the bits come out of Australia, the install is happening mid next week :(

The parts i'm after are as follows

1 x       Iron Ridge Mount for guyed mast                             FB606374
1 x       Galv pole 4.5m x 38mm x 1.6mm (15' x 1-1/2")        BC602930
1 x       Guy Plate 38mm (to suit 38mm mast)                       FB902312
1 x       Lock Ring 38mm (to suit 38mm mast)                      FB902186
4 x       Guy Cleat Galvanised                                                 FB602770
1 x       Guy Wire 30m 7/1.25                                                  FB602658

So anyone know where I can source these some where a more local, currently local for me is the Waikato but I'm will to consider anywhere in NZ that can supply the parts

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  # 944202 2-Dec-2013 16:00
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Seems like something any local engineering shop could knock up, no?

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  # 944203 2-Dec-2013 16:07
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Could you try getting hold of TV aerial installers, a lot of them should have that sort of gear?


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  # 944204 2-Dec-2013 16:07
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most likely could, but getting it galvanised and back in time would be the problem, Really looking for something off the shelf right now

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  # 944246 2-Dec-2013 16:54
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You could get the standard ridge mount from Stewarts or Cory's.
Then go to Steel & Tube and buy a length (6m) of your 38mm tube - they have two types of galv. One is galvd' both sides and the other is only galved on the outside. Shouldn't cost more than maybe $60 for that size.
Then while you are at steel & tube get some u-bolts to bolt the 38mm pipe to the standard small ridge mount you get from Cory's - maybe use 3 u-bolts just to be safe.
So you will have the standard sized mount from Cory's and then in parallel with that will be your 38mm pipe bolted on with u-bolts. The U-bolts will just need a plate on the back which I am sure steel & tube will be able to sell you.
From there you can attach guy wires and will be away laughing.

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  # 944446 2-Dec-2013 23:45
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A local engineer shop would most likely have over 4.5M of galvanized tube of that diameter or close to. I had a 3M pole ontop of my house that had no guy wires just strapped to the analog TV aerial. Made a Point to Point 54Mbps wifi link with those TP-Link devices between my house and a mate in Glenfield. My local Mitre 10 had those items.

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