Signposts in the sand?

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meeton
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Signposts in the sand?

Post by meeton » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Hi Eplaya - I'm making a signpost as a small-scale last minute art piece. I'm just figuring out, how best should it go into the ground?

I looked at this article https://journal.burningman.org/2005/08/ ... /sign-hos/ and it says we use t-stakes, baling wire and duct tape for the street signs. Do you think I can get away with a big rebar stake (which I have many of) and duct taping my wooden post to the rebar? Or should I go the whole way and get a t-post and proper wire fixings?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Signposts in the sand?

Post by Popeye » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 pm

Rebar will work depending on how deep it is driven and how big/how much wind the sign will catch. You might want to think about the sign spinning around the rebar as the wind blows. #pinwheel sighn
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Re: Signposts in the sand?

Post by motskyroonmatick » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm

I've recently converted to bolt down post holders for my camp fire extinguisher holders and fire lane markers. They hold a 4x4 in an upright sleeve and have 4 holes in the bottom plate where they can be lag bolted to the playa with 3/8 by 12" lag bolts.
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