Custom height piers can be manufactured up to 60 inches (152 cm) tall and are compatible with the Paramount ME, Paramount ME II, Paramount MX, Paramount MX+ and Paramount MYT model mounts. When ordering a custom height pier, please specify the height of the pier in Order Notes during check out. Software Bisque manufactures these all-steel piers to provide an exceptional platform for Paramount mounts. These piers are ideal for permanent observatories and can be attached to concrete piers or flooring using the four slotted holes in the base.
Attaching a Software Bisque Pier to Concrete
Software Bisque recommends consulting a local professional engineer (PE) to ensure the concrete, pier and anchors you use in your observatory meet local building codes, HOA restrictions, etc.
Bent anchor (J-bolts) can be attached to a wooden template that matches the pier base, and then sunk into the wet concrete, ensuring two of the parallel edges of the template are aligned with true north or south. An alternative method is to use anchoring bolts and high-strngth achoring epoxy.