Re: How to Raise AP1600 Height

Woody Schlom



Interesting comments regarding Vito.  My experience has been the exact opposite (with PT mobile observatory).  Once I’d fully paid him, it was mine – along with all its problems.  Warranty useless.  My club has had much worse experiences with him on two large observatories.  We’ve all had to solve our own problems – at our own expense.


Once I had to sick PayPal on him TWICE to get money back I’d paid him – for accessories he never shipped.


Fortunately my single column PT pier has performed flawlessly over 4 years.


Just a warning.




From: <> On Behalf Of Bruce Donzanti
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to Raise AP1600 Height



Are you thinking of getting something like the PT-3 dual pier column that Pier-tech sells?  I know you mentioned Pier-Tech previously but looking for another source as it is expensive.  I must say, if you are looking for this design, the one I got from Pier-Tech, albeit expensive, has worked like a charm for almost 2 years now with my AP1100, C11" and now 80mm piggybacked on top.  Vito is always available and everything is under warranty.  It makes me sleep better at night.



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