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Old 06-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Concrete for fence gate cane bolts?


I have 2 large privacy fence gates that have cane bolts at the bottom of each gate to go into the ground. I have to rebuild it because the way I built it last time didn't hold correctly.

What I did was pour a small square of quikrete below the cane bolts and slid 2 pieces of metal piping into the concrete. I let it dry over night and then slid the cane bolts down into the metal pipes to hold.

The problem came next summer when I went to pull one of the cane bolts out and it pulled the pipe out with it. I now have to rebuild this so is there a better way to do this? Thank you.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Use longer pipes and bend the bottom 4 inches, so they can't pull straight out because the bent bottoms hold them in place

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we call 'em' j bolts ' down here,,, you could use threaded rod & bend 'em yourself ! never did hear of ' cane bolts ' !
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we call 'em' j bolts ' down here,,, you could use threaded rod & bend 'em yourself ! never did hear of ' cane bolts ' !
Thanks a lot guys. The pipe I used last time was too thick to bend by hand, but since it's going into concrete, I suppose I could use a thinner pipe and bend it at the bottom? Oh, and they're called cane bolts because they look like a walking cane.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_106029-1277-CD1009_0_?productId=1118069&Ntt=cane%20bolt&Ntk=i_ products&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=cane%20bolt$y=0$x=0
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