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Patio slabs to rest tripod on.


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Apologies if this is the wrong place. Thought it might be ok under DIY.

I have a good view W to NE from the patio at back of my house.

I have grass at the side, and it gets a little soft during the winter.

I was thinking of putting down 3 patio slabs to get a S to W view.

Has anyone done this and if so any tips?

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Many years ago I did just that. I set three small pavers (I’m guessing 5 inch square) in the lawn to support the 3 feet of the pier I was using for my C8 + vixen mount. They were flush with the lawn so I could mow over them when necessary. Worked a treat. It was a rented property, when I lived in Belgium, so it didn’t want to do any permanent construction. When I moved, I took the pavers out a replaced with fresh sods.

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I filled three terracotta plant pots up with concrete and drilled the drainage holes out to accept the levelling bolts of my Skywatcher pillar mount then mounted the pots upside down in the lawn at the required spacing.

Worked really well for me and the pots greened up nicely so now Mrs K doesn't even notice that they're in the middle of the lawn.

Very little effort required but having a semi-permanent setup transformed my observing.

Ade

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On 09/11/2021 at 17:31, Philobr said:

Apologies if this is the wrong place. Thought it might be ok under DIY.

I have a good view W to NE from the patio at back of my house.

I have grass at the side, and it gets a little soft during the winter.

I was thinking of putting down 3 patio slabs to get a S to W view.

Has anyone done this and if so any tips?

+1 for pavers sunk in lawn, hardly noticible and speedy positioning

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