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#536389 - 01/23/08 04:17 PM How to make stakes with out a welder
goat Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
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Loc: Acadia Parish, La / south texa...
I was just wondering how to make stakes with out a welder
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#536467 - 01/23/08 04:48 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: goat]
rags57078 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: se SD
use 1/2 in rebar and 9/16ths nuts and beat them on then beat the top of the rebar to mushroom it a little.


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#536490 - 01/23/08 04:58 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: rags57078]
foxtail Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: MN
Make hardwood stakes.

Look for old oak pallets which have very thick boards.

Cut the boards off of the two bys and leave the nails behind with the two bys and small peice of deck.

Rip the boards to width and cut your point on the crappiest end of each.

Drill a hole about 2 inches down and you have a stake.
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#536497 - 01/23/08 05:02 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: foxtail]
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Cut them off trees as well. They hold great in water sets.

Cable stakes require no welding.

I use metal conuit 20" long pounded flat on one end and drilled through the other for many of my water traps. They hold better than rebar anmd are light to carry.

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#536553 - 01/23/08 05:32 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: ]
goat Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
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Loc: Acadia Parish, La / south texa...
I use cable stakes and I have also used Hardwood stakes. I am looking for a easy to make rebar stakes
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#536778 - 01/23/08 06:50 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: goat]
huntinglonewolf Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 3838
Loc: Wyoming
Take a piece of 1/2" rebar and drill a hole towards the top and slip a washer over it and stick a 20 penny nail threw the hole.
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#536814 - 01/23/08 07:02 PM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: huntinglonewolf]
David Underwood Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1283
Loc: Peachland NC
Take 3/8 or 1/2 rebar. cut 30 to 36 inches long.
Bend double in the middle, leaving the ends about
4 or 5 in. apart. Slip on a stake swivel. When you
drive it in the 2 legs will go down at angles, in
effect, a double stake. It'll take some doing to get
it out. Holds like crazy.
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#537842 - 01/24/08 09:49 AM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: TexA 68 & going]
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Loc: Connecticut
Tex gets my vote.
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#537887 - 01/24/08 10:30 AM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
goldy Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 4433
Loc: minnesota
Good idea Tex, I've also drilled a hole at the top of the stake and just put in a bolt and tightened a couple of nuts, but drilling into rebar gets old if you are planning to make a lot of them. Go with Texa's idea.

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#538019 - 01/24/08 11:55 AM Re: How to make stakes with out a welder [Re: rags57078]
Walkin Tall Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 155
Loc: Mississippi Delta
 Originally Posted By: rags57078
use 1/2 in rebar and 9/16ths nuts and beat them on then beat the top of the rebar to mushroom it a little.


Bob
That's what I have done, but 9/16 nuts are harder to find and more expensive for some reason. A 5/8 is a little too big, but they can be pounded from the side to pinch the nut on there. Heat them and make them easier to pound.
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