Making a Break-Over pole
Here is a brief description of how to make a break-over
pole. It is a very handy way to put your generator up or take
it down for maintenance.
This is for a reference and I am only sharing an idea. I am
not stating that this is the best or only way.
If you have a clear shot at the wind with no trees
or other obstructions you don't need to be way high in the air.
Here we go.
I use 2" for my bottom section. It is 10' long. The top section is 1 1/2" standard wall pipe.
The two pieces of flat strap are 2" x 1/4"
The flat strap is welded onto the 1 1/2" pipe
at about a 45 degree angle down toward the 2" it will be
hooking up to.
A 1/2" hole is drilled through the "TOP" of the 2" pipe (about 1/2" down) so that the angle of the two pieces of flat strap going from the smaller to the larger pipe will clear to break over the top.
Use a 1/2" grade # 8 bolt along with flat washers, and a lock nut..
There is really not much more to say, the pictures below say a thousand words for this project. It is simple and easy to make.
Enjoy and be safe.
The pole broke over so you can get to your