Tom Higgins — 6KW Ground Mount — 2013 Finished Installation. This is a in-ground ballast mounted system, where the vertical piers are inbedded in blocks of concrete. Pipe frame welded in place — level. plumb, and square. Welding vertical pier to channel iron connecting the front and rear piers. The pipe is 3″ used gas/oil drill pipe. This batch of pipe had a plastic wrapping on the outside that was removed as much as possible. Details of pier connection and rebar inside the hole. Depth is approx. 30″. Pouring concrete for the ballasts. Mounting rails and solar panels attached to pipe frame. The chicken wire attached to the underside to deter animals and children from damaging the wires. Inverter mounted on one of the piers. The feed wire connects to an electrical standup nearby. NEC requires an expansion joint in above-ground conduit.