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How to level mount on a permanent pier.

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Marty Butley Posted: 11-29-2017 8:46 AM

I am interested in a MyT mount with a permanent pier.  I note that there is a base adaptor plate to allow the Myt to be mounted on the MX pier.  You recommend that the foot of the MX pier be in contact with the concrete.  Must the concrete be perfectly level, or is there a way to level the mount or pier after installation?  Also, is it possible to attach the base adaptor plate directly to a concrete pier without using an MX pier in between?

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Marty Butley:
Must the concrete be perfectly level

Most contractors can get the concrete pier very level, close enough is typically good.  Keep in mind depending on your weather things will change with the seasons (frost heave, etc).

Marty Butley:
is it possible to attach the base adaptor plate directly to a concrete pier without using an MX pier in between?

Typically you would use a pier in between unless you are very confident with your polar alignment.  The pier gives you 5° each direction for a fudge factor just in case something goes amiss with the pour and stud placement.

Tom

 

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Marty

I mounted my adapter plate directly to a concrete pier and left a set of nuts on threaded rod above and below the plate to do the initial leveling of my MX+ mount.
I would suggest that you use longer bolts to attach the plate to the MX peir and allow nuts above and below; you can use half height nut (locking nuts w/o plastic inserts) instead of the standard nuts to save vertical space.

The mount should have leveling screws that can be used for the final level adjustment.

Hope this helps

John R

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Marty Butley:
Must the concrete be perfectly level,
No, but, as suggested, screeding (or leveling) wet concrete is not difficult.

Marty Butley:
or is there a way to level the mount or pier after installation?
No directly using the Paramount MYT's base plate or the adapter plate.

Remember, perfectly horizontal is not "required".  Close to horizontal is "good enough" for TPoint.

Marty Butley:
Also, is it possible to attach the base adaptor plate directly to a concrete pier without using an MX pier in between?
One method is to sink J-Bolts (bolted to a plywood template that matches the adapter plate's mounting holes) into the wet concrete.

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Very Helpful, Thanks!  It is exactly my concern about things changing with the seasons that I thought the ability to level the pier after the concrete had set might be important.  Sounds like it is not too much of a problem, however.

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A veryh good point.  Think I will invest in a pier.

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