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    Diggin holes

    I'd like to get some ideas on how you guys do your building, focusing on how do you stick the wood in the ground?

    Yes I know dig a hole and fill it in with dirt around the post/wood.
    But I'm looking for tips/techniques that I may not know about.
    And no, I don't have the luxury of a moist soil to dig into, DRY as can be is what I'm stuck with.
    So dry I am thinking of using concrete to seal the mothers in there!

    Let's use this as an example,
    Your building a wood drop, what's your technique for mounting the support beams in the ground?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snow-man

    Let's use this as an example,
    Your building a wood drop, what's your technique for mounting the support beams in the ground?

    Thanks in advance!
    from what i've seen - in loose ground - either attach the wood drop to a tree - or make a triangle out of wood and dig a trench - put on side in - fill it up.

    best of luck - dry/rocky soil is not so much fun to dig in.
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    A pick axe is your only hope for hard packed dry soil.

    Your drop doesn't have to be firmly planted in the ground if you use plenty of cross supports and give it wide footprint.

    Whose land are you building on?

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    unless it is giving the ok or it is your land then don't use concrete.....dig the holesin the ground and then put your post in....fill with water and add dirt (willhave to haul water in)....now cross brace everything ...side to side and forward and backwards
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    hammer big stakes into the ground and use long spikes to fasten your support beams to the stakes then cross brace and it will be solid.

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    I'd say if you're looking for building advice, the best place to get it is at a trail day. You get to help out and build some trail, which increases your MTB Karma, and you can pick up some tips on whatever it is you're trying to build.
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    Cool thanks for the input!

    I like this stake idea with spikes but I'm having trouble picturing it, can you elaborate BuckoW?

    Pick axe is a definate tho, and plenty of water is a must.
    It's been done before (this drop) I'm just repairing it.

    As for the land....
    1st rule of fight club is?????

    Thanks!!!

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