Strengthening Pole

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Strengthening Pole

Postby Rafke77 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm

This is really a question for anyone with a 2 piece pole. I have the Troyer K24 setup. I have been packing everything away for the winter and took a look at the pole and realized there was a lot of play in 2 spots, and I could easily push and pull the top of the pole at least 4". That translates to a lot of rocking and serious stress in spots. First spot was where the two 8' sections connect, and second where it slides over the ground post. I'm thinking if I weld the two pieces together that should eliminate some flex. I should be able to eliminate the rest if I drill through the base post and through the concrete in the post under and just above the crank then push a bolt through. This should make the pole very stiff and place less stress on it during windy days, and storms. Anyone else do anything, or can suggest anything?

2019 10 pair, 47 eggs, 24 fledged.

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