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Telescope Pier Installation Blog
The pier is going to be exposed to the elements so I decided to give it a coat of paint to help protect it. I started by trimming off the sonotube flush with the top of the concrete. I then gave the whole thing a coat of primer followed by 3 coats of latex paint (picture below is after 2 coats). I'll let the kids paint some stars and planets on it later.
This is where the pier will be left now for a while as I will be busy doing other things for the next couple weeks. The next steps will be to run 120VAC and my data cables underground and up the outside of the pier, and to build the wooden deck that will attach to the 1/2" threaded rods.
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