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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:00 am

I do it sort of like AntiM.
Auger stakes at the legs, and I use bungees and ratchet straps, for guy wires. They are in line with the walls, and make an "X" in each bay. Brightly colored and cloth, instead of steel. Visible, and, not so injurious. One by each leg, "Xing" over to above the next leg. You can also hang stuff to dry and art and stuff, too.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:42 am

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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:58 am

I think we should start calling TS "Mr. T post"............
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks so much everyone. I think I have all the info I need!

Wondering now about grommets/washers, and these auger stakes I keep reading about?

I don't know much about grommets and grommets repair. I think I'll know more once I set it up this week.

Sounds like t posts or rebar or stakes work fine. I'll prob pick the lightest. Getting concerned about having so much weight being pulled. Got a shitty v8 dodge Dakota pullig all this shit , including a small travel trailer.
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:30 am

And just so ya don't run out of options, those cork-screw-type dog stakes work pretty well too! Only problem is the need significant padding for the handle sticking out of the ground.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:54 am

ygmir wrote:I think we should start calling TS "Mr. T post"............



I'm a firm believer. We broke a 4x4, trying to pull one.
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Postby Bob » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:02 am

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:14 am

Bob wrote:Image

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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:19 am

Bob wrote:Image

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haaha, no, but, I used to sub contract for the phone company, hand setting poles and anchors, and, have used both of those type.
the one in his left hand, would not be removable, once installed in the playa, without a backhoe.

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Postby Bob » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:44 am

I've seen those set by hand on the playa back in the day, for radio towers. DPW rigged a Bobcat attachment to spin the smaller ones in about ten years ago.
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Postby Bob » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:47 am

(Not the super-expando type. Good lord.)
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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:47 am

yeah, the ones in his left hand........hold a lot, but, you have to dig/auger a hole barely bigger than that base, 6' or so deep, then, smash the top of the plate, to spread it into the virgin soil, tamp while backfilling.....once they're in, you have to dig them out. That cone expands about twice the diameter of the base.
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:36 pm

Also....fit I go with T posts....what do I need to do to get them in and out? Do I need to buy that tool TomServo linked too? How much? Is there a cheaper method? i
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Postby Bob » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:55 pm

Hire a couple of these.

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You drive them in with a 'fence post driver', and you pull them out with a 'fence post puller', farm jack, or just a chain and a 2x4.
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Bob wrote:Hire a couple of these.

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You drive them in with a 'fence post driver', and you pull them out with a 'fence post puller', farm jack, or just a chain and a 2x4.


That is so fucking HOT!
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:24 pm

Trishntek wrote:
Bob wrote:Hire a couple of these.

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You drive them in with a 'fence post driver', and you pull them out with a 'fence post puller', farm jack, or just a chain and a 2x4.


That is so fucking HOT!


I agree!

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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:30 pm

I've always been able to pull them by hand with some gruntin' and wigglin' and,,,,, phew is it gettin' warm in here?
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:47 pm

So I called about the bright yellow post driver and jack in one. 35 bux including shipping. Not bad eh? I'd say fairly in line with other drivers I saw online. I think I'm just gonna order that, and use T posts. ! Yay!

Hey tomservo. Have u actually used this one?
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:50 pm

my bad...no I havent, but, is cheaper than the whole jack and puller combo.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:54 pm

I may actually modify my pounder, if I can find a welder
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:11 pm

Over the last year you and others have helped so much. I really appreciate everyone who participates on eplaya.
Helping with dumb questions and comments is really awesome of you (and everyone) snark or not ;)

Thanks again!

What do I need for grommets? Be specific and I'll buy them ;)

How about anchoring/staking down a hexayurt?
Best bet? Building one for out camp.
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:02 am

Reinforcing Grommets, Using GOOD Duct Tape or Gorilla Tape (Better). Some tarps are made pretty well, and don't need this, but why not!? Grommets will rip out in high winds. Just do this at home, and give the adhesive time to set.



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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:09 am

TomServo wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
Bob wrote:Hire a couple of these.

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You drive them in with a 'fence post driver', and you pull them out with a 'fence post puller', farm jack, or just a chain and a 2x4.


That is so fucking HOT!


I agree!

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Bought a Tee Post puller from Harbor Freight..It broke on the first tough post.. Has a weak spot at the pivot of the handel.. Back to the post jack..
Have had the same driver for 25 years .. 2 foot of 3 inch pipe with a plate welded in the end..

Using a rotohammer tis year for rebar..

The new plan is to leave a two foot 1/2 rebar post.. So the leg of the shade structer will slip over it.. That way the leg can move up and down in the big winds..

Trying to figure a wind releif in the top of the shelter.. Maybe some 3 inch holes with screening glued in..
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:39 am

I can't imagine Harbor Freight screwing this one up...my post puller is a heavy piece of steel. The Jack is in fact Harbor Freight, and still works. Think I mentioned..an old VW jack would probably work.

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Postby Bob » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:42 am

Sweet.

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Re: Best rebar stakes for Costco carport? Newb here.

Postby lhorthy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:21 pm

Our rebar was welded by our neighbor, he did it at work. You can just bend them.


Nooo, don't bend your rebar - it bounces around like all f*ck when you try and hammer it in.
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Re: Best rebar stakes for Costco carport? Newb here.

Postby Packoderm » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:24 pm

I welded up some 1/2 inch x 2 foot rebar. I bent and cut some 3/8 rebar with my vice.

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One option is to put on a rubber stopper from a local hardware store.

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Another option is to attach a light. This one from Harbor Freight. They change color.

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I made some with double eyelets for holding the corner of a carport from the inside with the X strap configuration.

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Re: Best rebar stakes for Costco carport? Newb here.

Postby Pecho » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:59 pm

I have used 2 foot rebar at the post bases and duct taped the rebar to the post. We also use one or two trucker straps over the whole structure to hold the top poles down tight. Works great. I recommend cheap home depot thin all weather carpet for your floor too.
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Re: Best rebar stakes for Costco carport? Newb here.

Postby Lucidvegas » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:45 pm

That rebar is sexy!!!! I wish I could weld or knew a welder!
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