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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:15 am

Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Rice » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:18 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?


The food steak or the wooden stake?? :shock:
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:26 am

Rice wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?


The food steak or the wooden stake?? :shock:
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I said "steak" and I mean "steak". Ygmir might need the other, but I don't.
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Rice » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:40 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Rice wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?


The food steak or the wooden stake?? :shock:
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I said "steak" and I mean "steak". Ygmir might need the other, but I don't.

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I wont be able to offer Steak, but perhaps a drink??
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:45 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?

YAY 2nd Page! Don't you get Borscht at your camp?
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:02 pm

TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?

YAY 2nd Page! Don't you get Borscht at your camp?

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:59 pm

Roark wrote:
Savannah wrote:I love my wrecking bar, but I just use it for stakes.


i just love a woman with a wrecking bar. :mrgreen:


I don't mean to brag, but it's 30 inches. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby ygmir » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:54 pm

Savannah wrote:
Roark wrote:
Savannah wrote:I love my wrecking bar, but I just use it for stakes.


i just love a woman with a wrecking bar. :mrgreen:


I don't mean to brag, but it's 30 inches. :mrgreen:


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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Roark » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:27 pm

Savannah wrote:
Roark wrote:
Savannah wrote:I love my wrecking bar, but I just use it for stakes.


i just love a woman with a wrecking bar. :mrgreen:


I don't mean to brag, but it's 30 inches. :mrgreen:


So SCHWING that THANG! :mrgreen:

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby VultureChow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:40 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Now that we're on page to can we get to more important matters? LIke steaks. I think we need a roster--who's coming by my camp on which day to feed me steak?


For the record, I operate on opposite steak time on the playa. Early morning strip steaks.
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Capt. RON » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:24 pm

FIGJAM, any particular reason you went with 3/8 rather than 1/2 lag bolts?

Have you bent any of the 3/8 bolts?
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:19 pm

None have bent and the 3/8" fit perfectly through a tarp grommet. 8)
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Capt. RON » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:46 am

Ahhhh... excellent point about the grommets.....

Thank you, this saves me a shitload of work setting up angled side shades
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Eturnol » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:03 pm

Would these work when securing down a hexayurt? They're 10 inch long 1/2 inch galvanized anchors. I liked them because they're already pre-bent which would make them easy to pound into the ground.

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:22 pm

10"s isn't long enough.
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Eturnol » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:45 pm

How long should they be? At least 18 inches?

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:49 pm

14 to 18 depending on how many you use.
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Eturnol » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:02 pm

Ok great I think they have that length. What about the design? Is it possible that the flat part will twist towards the tent (I plan on pounding it all they way flush with the ground, pinning the rope underneath).

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby maladroit » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:50 pm

Eturnol wrote:Ok great I think they have that length. What about the design? Is it possible that the flat part will twist towards the tent (I plan on pounding it all they way flush with
the ground, pinning the rope underneath).


Extremely possible.

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Traiiler Park Gypsy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:55 pm

You build nice shade :D Happen to have a thread on that?
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby garywerk » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:49 pm

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?

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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby Canoe » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:00 pm

Rebar or lagbolt are your choices.
    • Rebar: you need to learn a reliable technique for getting them into the playa and easily getting them out. What's best will depend on their size (length and thickness). Search.
    • For as many as you'll be taking out of the playa, if you go rebar do look into the DIY custom lift/removal bars people have used successfully on the playa. Search.
    • You will NEED to cover/protect the exposed ends in some manner (or candy-cane style) to minimize, or hopefully eliminate, possible injuries sustained on exposed rebar.
  • Lagbolt: for that many, you'll want the impact driver types discussed in the lagbolt type thread https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic ... 77&t=68556
    with a mind to knowing how much of a driver you'll need, and how much charge for the number of anchors you'll be installing/uninstalling.
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby danibel » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:26 pm

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).
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:40 pm

There's no "I" in team and there is no F in way!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Rebar/stake questions

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