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Old 06-10-2012, 05:18 AM   #16
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I have about half a bag of fast setting quickrete in my shed. My plan is to just pound the metal pipe I bought into the ground with a mallet. I bought a 4' long 1/2" diameter pipe. How can I get concrete in such a small hoe?
Your a bag should be perfect for this.

Youll have to dig a hole, 6 or so in diameter and maybe 18 deep.

Depending on your soil 4 maybe a little long to pound in a pipe accurately enough to receive the pin, Id probably cut it down some.

Dig the hole, pound in the pipe just enough to hold it in place then mix and pour the concrete around it.

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I agree with this.

In your response you say you don't want to put a hole in the siding. Well, you don't have to.

Use a couple self tapping screws to hold an "eye" on the upper part of the door, and mount the hook to the top of the jamb.

Open door, swing hook up and place it in the eye.

Everything is inside and out of the way....
The problem with that is the shed has 8' walls and that part sits about 1' above the ground. I can't reach 9' with a running start. Also, the door is metal.
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Why not get a long-pin stay, and just let it fall in the dirt/gravel. You don't need pipes casting in concrete; they only fill up with dirt over time and get blocked up.
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Why not get a long-pin stay, and just let it fall in the dirt/gravel. You don't need pipes casting in concrete; they only fill up with dirt over time and get blocked up.
My doors are metal and have a pin built in on top and bottom. I just finished this project up actually. I pounded a 2' long 3/4" PVC pipe with the bottom blocked off flush to the ground. Then I cut the 1/2" metal pipe down to size. It works like a charm. I was surprised I lined it all up on my first try! I have a broken corner piece from a cinder block laying on top of pipe in the ground while I'm not using it.
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The problem with that is the shed has 8' walls and that part sits about 1' above the ground. I can't reach 9' with a running start. Also, the door is metal.

Although I know you've finished the job, I must say:


I doubt that the doors go all the way up to the 8' wall, and you wouldn't have been outside on ground level went placing the hook into the eye.



But a running start and a healthy jump would probably have worked anyway....



The mental image of that just exercise brought a tear to my eye.
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As light as that door is---you could fill a flower pot with concrete--add a stub of pipe for the door catch and be done in a hurry.

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