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Hinged Pole Complete!

Hinged Pole Complete!

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I originally wanted to mount my other tapered arm on this but this isn't rock solid enough for a 6ft arm lol. So I used my 4ft "JNY" arm (Joslyn?) that I got from Joe a few years ago. Originally it held an incandescent light. When I get my own house this arm will probably hold my crescent moon Wheeler but there's too many bees/wasps at my current house to install any kind of NEMA head. They'll fill the fixture in no time...

Anyway, to lower the pole you just remove that big fat bolt at the bottom on the front side of the pole. The pole remains standing so you can then walk around behind the pole, pull it towards you slightly, and then walk backwards toward the fence and "walk" your hands up the pole as it lowers. There's just enough clearance between the pole and the fence to allow suitable room to work.

I borrowed this idea from an LG member who did something similar on his deck. I like my deck set-up the way it is but decided to remove the set-up on the other shed (since it wasn't lighting much of the yard) and install a new pole set-up! It's a little rickety but overall good! the bottom of this set-up is a 30" mailbox post spike in the ground with a 4X4 coming out of the ground with a 2X6 and 2X4 sandwiched to it to make it into a 6x6. If I got another section of 6X6 and direct-buried it 4ft it would be better.

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May 03, 2017 at 07:59 PM Author: Lumex120
I have been trying to figure out a way to install one of my lights outside without a large stepladder. How high could a hinged pole go? I was thinking something like 12'. Seems like this would be the perfect solution, of course I would be stuck using a yardblaster arm instead of a real one.

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May 03, 2017 at 09:17 PM Author: streetlight98
You can go as high as you want but the higher the pole, the deeper it's gotta be buried. A general rule of thumb is 10% of the overall pole height plus 2ft. With a short yardblaster arm you can probably get away with a 4x4. This 6x6 is one heavy mother.

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