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    Default Foxtel dish mounting pole diameter.

    I am scheduled to have my Foxtel service moved from HFC to satellite soon.
    I also have a brand new colorbond roof that Iím not to keen to have holes drilled in, and a gutter mount is out of the question.

    So I am going to fabricate my own mount to bolt to the gable end of my house and stick up past the roof line.
    However I am unsure what diameter pipe the Foxtel dish can accept. It appears from my research the ďstandardĒ Foxtel mounts have a pole diameter of 50mm, but Iím unable to verify this. The pipe I have has an OD of 42mm and I need to know if the dish clamp can tighten down ok on this diameter? Iíve googled a few dishes and the only spec I could find was for a dish that can handle poles 38-60mm.

    Given I donít know what brand dish is actually being supplied, can I assume a 42mm pole will be ok for any dish, or will I have to go to 50mm?

    Rohan



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    Hi rohan, see image below of my Fox dish as mounted on a 42mm pipe, you will have no problems if they use the same mounts as this old one.

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    Thanks Tiny.

    I have seen that dish in my research, and also another type.
    Hopefully they will both work with 42mm pipe.

    Rohan

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    If the dish doesn't clamp down securely, simply put a "packer" under the clamp to take up the slack.

    As long as the clamp is tightened securely it won't slip.

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