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Do you have a parasol base with a very short tube?

Posting date: 24th July 2010 13:24

Question: I have a table with a very long sleeve coming down from the hole in its middle. The hole is approximately 5cm wide. I need a base with a very short tube in order for the parasol pole to fit down the sleeve and fit into the base.

Answer: We do not have bases with very short tubes as the length of the tube is part of the securing of the parasol pole. And the star knob that tightens against the parasol pole to secure it within the base, tends to be at the top end of the tubes. You could cut down the tube, but you will lose the star knob.

What I suggest is that you buy a parasol base with a sufficiently wide tube that the sleeve of your table will fit within the base tube. Then you will need to drill a hole through the base and the sleeve of the table at the height of the star knob. Then use the star knob to tighted up through the tube and the sleeve, against the parasol pole. If the star knob is too short, you may need to buy a new long bolt instead.

If you give me the exact dimensions of your table sleeve, then I can choose the correct base for you.

I think that this is your best option!

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