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Old 02-13-2013, 03:15 PM
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Question Little Help on Installation

I apologize if this has been addressed (and I am sure it has) but I need a little help. I have 80 acres of rough terrain I am about to install 37 baskets on.

The problem, no running water anywhere close to the site.

I am thinking about pouring the concrete with the sleeves at another location, letting them dry, then moving them to the property.

I have an idea on how to do it, but I was wanting some advice from anyone who has had this similar situation. Dos and Don'ts.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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IMO a much easier way would be to construct sections or large paver like tiles which will be easier to transfer as well as arrange in the less accessible areas. Also provide better drainage than whole slabs but the base needs to be very solid to keep from uneven shifting. Seems like it would be pretty difficult to move a solid pad without compromising its integrity as well as being able to effectively pack in around it once in place without major equipment and good operating skills.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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IMO a much easier way would be to construct sections or large paver like tiles which will be easier to transfer as well as arrange in the less accessible areas. Also provide better drainage than whole slabs but the base needs to be very solid to keep from uneven shifting. Seems like it would be pretty difficult to move a solid pad without compromising its integrity as well as being able to effectively pack in around it once in place without major equipment and good operating skills.
I think he's talking about installing the baskets lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:27 PM
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He's talking about basket installation.

You can do a 5 gallon bucket and put the sleeve in there then bury it. BUT, I'd only recommend that for a relatively secure private course, they are very easy to dig up and walk off with.

You don't need a ton of water to set sleeves, one trick for tough locations is to get a 4 wheel wheelbarrow cart and fill up some 5 gallon buckets and use the lids. Don't fill them all the way, they get unwieldy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:27 PM
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I think he's talking about installing the baskets lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:42 PM
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The irregular shape you'd get from pouring on-location is a theft deterrent. It's very hard to dig up an irregular shape. It also helps prevent wind/water/frost action from uprooting the basket's foundation.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:47 PM
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He's talking about basket installation.

You can do a 5 gallon bucket and put the sleeve in there then bury it. BUT, I'd only recommend that for a relatively secure private course, they are very easy to dig up and walk off with.

You don't need a ton of water to set sleeves, one trick for tough locations is to get a 4 wheel wheelbarrow cart and fill up some 5 gallon buckets and use the lids. Don't fill them all the way, they get unwieldy.
just to be clear, i mean to get water to the hole locations. not to move the pre-set sleeves, which is generally a bad idea.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:49 PM
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Dry pour them. Dig your hole, put the anchor in with dry concrete, tamp, and wait. After a decent rain and some ground water you'll be good to go. I suggest not putting the baskets into the anchors until you've had at least one good rain, perhaps two. Basically the longer you can wait the better off.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:50 PM
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I have some big 5 and 7 gallon camping jugs I bought at Walmart. I use them for aquarium work, but they'd probably work great for this application.
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We actually used a back pack sprayer to haul water to *only* a couple of locations where we couldn't get the utility vehicle to.
I removed the nozzle end so that a small stream of water was pumped out.
I know this wouldn't be feasible for 37, but it worked for a couple.
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