Lag VS rebar on bus

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Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Lloyd » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Virgin burner here
This year is my first year going, coming from Europe i will be taking a plane do some lastminute shopping and hop on the burner expres.
I am going solo so space is limited, i just finished the checklist of things i need to buy before i get on the bus and only need to decide on the age old question lag screws vs rebar
Rebar :
From what i read a little bulkier
Sticks out of the ground (or youu need to make candie canes but that makes them hard to pack)
Lag screw:
Screws tem self seem less bulky
Need inpact driver ( doable but i might need to steal some strangers electricity half way)

Both are more than enough strength wise and both are possible packagewise
Are there any points i missed in my considerations
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:56 pm

That's pretty much it. Since lag screws go straight in rather than at an angle like rebar, you can use shorter ones.

If you don't candy cane the rebar, please plan on additional space for something to cap them with (tennis balls, plastic bottles, etc) and some way to illuminate them at night. Rebar injuries suck.

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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Pow Pow » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Seriously, I am planing on the Burner Bus with 14 in lag bolts with a socket wrench to screw them in. I am old so no bull shit answers! I am depending on this to work. Is it?
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Leap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:24 am

Yes, it will work. I fly with lags (checked) and and battery powered impact wrench (checked) with two charged battery packs (carry-on). It's worth making room in your gear for this, IMO.

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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Leap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:25 am

BTW, I also bring a socket wrench as a back-up but I've never had to use it.

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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by BBadger » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:04 pm

My impact driver partially gave up the ghost and wouldn't "impact" much when the going got rough. The socket wrench definitely came in handy.

Still beat using rebar.
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:49 am

Welcome to the burn and ePlaya.

There are 2 use cases: tents and shade structures.

For tents, 10 - 12 inch galvanized gutter or landscape nails are super. Home despot has them. You can set and remove them with a claw hammer, also a home despot item.

Shade structures get into more serious anchors you question.
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:01 pm

If you are planning on screwing lags in or out manually, I'd suggest looking into a "speed handle" rather than (or perhaps in addition to) a standard socket wrench.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about, though I don't know if this is the model you'd actually want: https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-dri ... 62700.html

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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Lloyd » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:38 am

So I Will look into taking a impact driver with me on the plant or purchasing One wenn i land.
Pow pow, I saw that you plan to arive with the First bus Just like me I would be happy to help you with the screws
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Pow Pow » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:56 am

Lloyd, that would be great! Thanks.
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Popeye » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:36 pm

Lloyd wrote:So I Will look into taking a impact driver with me on the plant or purchasing One wenn i land.
Pow pow, I saw that you plan to arive with the First bus Just like me I would be happy to help you with the screws
If you bring an impact driver you should check that your charger will accept US voltage. We are 120V 60 cycle. I think Netherlands is 230V 50 cycle.
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Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

Post by Lloyd » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:18 am

correct here we have 220v at 50hz so i will need to look into a extra or compatible charger for us outlets.
or i will need to buy one after landing. but that depends on the amount of space left in my suitcase wich might be lacking a bit
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