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NUTZ4TVRO

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Hello All,

My 10' Winegard Pinnacle became the victim of a recent ice storm after a large branch fell and bent one of the quad feed support legs. 

Does anybody have a dish that they are parting out and willing to sell a single support leg?

I'm in a suburb of Seattle.  Willing to come pickup or pay for shipping.

Thanks!

jim
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anything so special about it that ya can't fabricate one based on the existing legs?
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Or, could you cut out the bent section, and insert a slightly smaller diameter pipe or tube or dowel as a repair?
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I helped a friend convert his 10' Pinnacle from a buttonhook mount to a quad leg, and it was trivial. Just get some EMT conduit, cut it a bit oversize, flatten the ends in a vise, drill mounting holes, and bend to match. I didn't make this up, just copied what others have done in the past. We had to calculate the dimensions, but you have three guide poles.
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If any of the rod that got hit is straight, as already mentioned, insert a smaller rod to extend it
I found a old 12' buttonhook dish and converted it to quad

I went to a local machine shop, got (4)   2' aluminum rod's and 8 lock collar's
to extend  the other two feet I needed.
I inserted the rods about 6'' into  the strut's on both end's

see the picture attached

https://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/printadd?id=6753781&pid=1282203778
NUTZ4TVRO

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Thanks to everyone for your replies and suggestions.  Upon closer inspection, I should be able to repair the existing support mount using ideas in this thread.  I'll keep everyone updated.  Thanks again!
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