[MBZ] OT setting steel posts in the ground

2015-06-04 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
I have an old steel pipe swing set rescued from a school
playground that was being torn down.  It's probably 50 years
old.

I'm getting it setup at my house and want to securely anchor
the posts.  I expected I would dig a hole (not trivial in the
rock infested ground here) for the post and backfill with a
concrete mix and then pour water on it.

But I have little experience setting posts - so I came to
where there is sure to be an expert...

Thoughts?  Suggestions?   

--  Philip

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Re: [MBZ] OT setting steel posts in the ground

2015-06-04 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

I'm no expert, but I believe you need to mix your concrete
before pouring it in the hole.  Also, the bottom of the hole
should be gravel, so that water can escape the pipe and drain
away, rather than puddling in the concrete around the pipe,
rusting it away.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] OT setting steel posts in the ground

2015-06-04 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Pound some rebar in a coupla feet and use some u-bolts to attach to the pipe. 
Quick and easy. 

--R (sent from my miniPad)

On Jun 4, 2015, at 4:07 AM, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

I have an old steel pipe swing set rescued from a school
playground that was being torn down.  It's probably 50 years
old.

I'm getting it setup at my house and want to securely anchor
the posts.  I expected I would dig a hole (not trivial in the
rock infested ground here) for the post and backfill with a
concrete mix and then pour water on it.

But I have little experience setting posts - so I came to
where there is sure to be an expert...

Thoughts?  Suggestions?   

--  Philip

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