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Old 05-12-2022, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by o7oBaseMetal View Post
Yeah, I considered building or buying some of the screw in anchors. Looks like basically a single auger thread with about a 4" diameter without actually finding one and measuring it. I waa thinking about possibly just embedding a double layer of railroad ties around the perimeter and fastening them together plus possible t-post anchoring the railroad ties in 3-4 places on each side then lag screw or even through-bolts from railroad ties to the full sized carport but I don't know if I want to pay what people are currently asking for railroad ties in my area; last time I was buying them people were practically giving them away. So, the design will be fluid until it all gets figured out.

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Old 05-12-2022, 01:42 PM
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Oh yeah, that does sound like a good way to do it. Something like that would have quite a bit of surface area under the dirt.

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