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Old 02-09-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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I wanted to build a box to cover the controls for my sprinkler system. I have some pressure treated 2x4s I was going to use. I was wondering what the best was to anchor them to the ground is though. Any suggestions...?
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Why not use the plastic box that is designed for use with those lids?

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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I just thought it would look nicer to have a covered wooden box that opens with hinges. It would also protect the controls and whatnot for the sprinklers. I'm just trying to figure the best way to anchor the box to the ground......
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You could drive 4 stakes into the ground at the four corners. Then screw the box to the stakes.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:24 PM   #5
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That's kind of what I was thinking but I wasn't completely sure if I should do stakes or if cement would be the better way to go or what.....
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I would not use cement. It will be a pain if you ever have to pull the box to work on the valves or pipes.
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ok I guess i'll go with the stakes into the ground then. Thanks..!
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IF YOU USE STAKES BE SURE NOT TO HIT A SPRINKLER PIPE OR CONTROL CABLE!!!!!!!!!
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Good point i'll watch out for it!

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