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Portable Pylon - Instructions

 

Building

Glue the 2” repair couplings onto the masthead.

Mark and drill all holes. Like most materials, PVC can grab a drill bit. Use extra caution when drilling the 0.50” holes. Use an AC powered drill or heavy duty cordless and allow the drill bit to do the work. Be especially careful when the hole is about to break through. Having an extra cordless drill with a 0.25” drill bit handy keeps drill bit changes and material handling to a minimum. If you make a significant mistake, rotate the material 45 degrees, mark and re-drill the holes.

Mask and paint any stripes as desired.

Install the hooks in the legs. Run a nut onto the hook and insert into hole. Do not over tighten the nut and distort the pipe. This will weaken the leg at a critical location.

Install the hooks in the base of the mast. Start with the hole that is deepest into the pipe. Run a nut onto the hook and insert into hole. Place a nut on the inside and hand tighten. Hold the hook and tighten the nut on the outside using a wrench. Repeat on remaining hook holes.

Put a nut and washer on each of the threaded leg rods. Push through leg rod holes and add a washer and nut. Space the leg rods so that an equal amount of rod is exposed on each side. Do not over tighten and distort pipe.

 


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