Pole Mount Install

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I have an installation coming soon, it will be a pole mount install (I rent and cannot mount on house), will a concrete base for the pole be part of the install?
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Barry B Bell

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James Billinger

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No I believe not cause I have mine on pole as well and there were no concrete just put in the groud
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If that's actually the way it was installed you need to contact Viasat and get the install redone. 
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The pole needs to  to be at least 36" in the ground, have an anti rotation device and at least 150 pounds of concrete. Do a search for Viasat pole install requirements
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Yes but that is not a "Standard" install.  It will cost about $185 more out of your pocket, unless you have it already done when they get there.  Schedule 40, 1-1/2" conduit works well (1.9" O.D.).  Must have proper clear view south and up, to have an un-obstructed view of the satellite your dish will be aimed at.  Cut it off so it is no more than 7' out of the ground or the installer will be ticked that he/she has to use a ladder to mount the dish to the pole.  Bury end of pipe 2-3 feet down for stability, add concrete as needed.
 
 
 
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I just had service installed last Saturday. I will say this that is good! I had a pole installed and concrete and no extra charge. I was told it was a standard install.
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Kevin...

You had a very generous installer.
 
 
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Kevin

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Probably. I found it shocking as well.
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5' above ground is minimum height, last I knew.

They do have a concrete block assembly setup, but I think this is for roof mounts, like maybe on flat roofs..

Myself, I would not go this path: Installing Consumer-Owned Antennas and Satellite Dishes
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I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question.