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Offline edkemper

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A couple of dog houses?
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:28:10 pm »
I need to build a couple of large dog houses for my tractors (the backhoe will have the stinger outside). The sides enclosed and the ends open. Just something to keep them out of the weather. I was figuring on 4x4 posts and thinking about these to anchor them to the ground.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Oz-Post-T4-850-4-in-Square-Wood-Post-Anchor-30182/203215009

Constant breezes but no terrible high winds. Probably a conventional style roof topped with Galvanized panels. Open and airy but will keep the rain and snow off of them.

May do the same for a more enclosed generator house.

Yes, no, maybe?
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Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 12:00:56 am »
My son-in-law used one of those anchors. It secures a 4x4 post that supports a solar powered fence charger (which keeps the bears out of his bee-hives, which are on my property ;D).

The wooden post is 5' tall and has less movement at the top than a post embedded in the ground. I'd be a little concerned about it's ability to resist pulling out if there were gusting winds.

I'd suggest some diagonal bracing near the top of the post. Even a gentle wind can exert a lot of force when it's pressing on the side of a building.
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Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 06:50:35 am »
i have never used them but i like the idea for post and fences but i dont think i would trust them to hold on a solid wall. as said even a slight breeze would put alot of pressure on a 8 - 10 ft tall wall  :)
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Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 11:22:35 pm »
drill a post hole and fill with cement , then stick that thing in the wet concrete and adjust to the right height . 
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