garywerk wrote:Virgin here. Reading all the discussion about rebar, lag bolts, tent stakes, nails, etc. I like Figjams lag bolt solution, screwing in the bolts sounds much better than pounding them in, and removing sounds easier too. Will these work for a shade structure (30 x 50) or will we need the dreaded rebar?
I don't know why rebar is dreaded. I use it for my shade structure (I can't use lag bolts, the legs slip over rebar). I have a nice heavy mallet that does a fair amount of the work when pounding and it's easy as pie to remove them with a pair of vice grips. Just turn until loose and pull straight out!
A lag thingie sounds fab, but I don't have access to power, so I use my own human strength to get the rebar in. (and I am one on a team of two, so we share in the pounding)
Rebar is cheap and easily available at any big box home improvement store. Mine stocks all sizes cut into 18 inch length. And if they happen to be out, they are happy to cut down a bigger one into pieces for me (maybe my female charms help in that department).
In dust we trust.