kirkster501 Posted January 29, 2017 Share Posted January 29, 2017 (edited) I thought I'd start a thread about how I mounted my new MESU 200. I did have a NEQ6 that I had mounted onto a peer I built: You can see this arrangement in the two photos below. With my new MESU, I did not want this "plate-upon-a-plate" design - the two black disks separated with bolts as above. I have not paid nigh on £5500 for a mount for it to be perched on top of a wobbly pier! First thing I did was to take the existing pier head off, revealing four 12 inch long M8 bolts set into the concrete when i built the pier last year: Here is the MESU supplied mounting plate. Expensive for what it is but I thought what the heck and bought it anyway. It is 260mm in diameter and 10mm thick: As I said, I did not want my expensive new mount atop spindly bolts, I wanted it as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. So I made a cardboard template of the pattern of the bolts set into the top of the pier. Using this template I then marked and drilled into the MESU plate. It took some drilling but eventually i got there I can now fit the plate to the pattern of the bolts set into the pier The nuts on top really pull it tight to the pier. However the nuts stand proud of the MESU plate..... I do not want the base of the MESU 200 perching on top of the four nuts, I want it solidly on top of the MESU plate. How to do this? My idea was to make a "doubler" that would be thick enough to stand above the nuts. Using the newly drilled MESU plate as the template for the 6mm thick doubler... I made the doubler from the previous pier head metal disks. Drilling time again.... I had to make the doubler's holes wide enough to surround the nuts: Now the base of the MESU 200 itself is fully in contact at all points with solid metal work. The doubler stands above the nuts. Job's a good 'un.... I hope this helps someone trying to think how to mount a MESU. I struggled to understand this before I bought it. But i managed to work it out BTW - My pier does not lean - it is dead vertical. I'm a better metal worker than I am a David Bailey impersonator For info my pier is an 8 inch piece of drain pipe filled with reinforced concrete and is set with rebar and goes a meter into the ground. Edited January 29, 2017 by kirkster501 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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