yet another springpole question...

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yet another springpole question...

Postby Erika » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:49 pm

Hey all,

I need to build a springpole in my backyard for the kids. problem being, I dont have any trees. Would it be a totally bad idea to somehow attach some lumber to the side of my house?? I am completely retarded when it comes to this stuff, so I am trying to stay away from doing a free-standing structure that involves concrete.... :stick so any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!!
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Postby Jarhead Ed » Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:00 pm

What kind of siding do you have on your house?
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Postby Erika » Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:13 pm

T-111 wood.
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Postby moto1320 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:18 pm

well, you can make 1/2 of a square out of 2x4 . Cut a board at a 45 degrees on both ends to brace it and hang a through bolt with an eyelet on the end. Heavy Duty Lag bolts will secure it to the house. I would still go with the free standing one.
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Postby blover27 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:26 pm

I was thinking of making one too moto and thats exactly what I was gonna do but off my garage..but i would have to have at least 3' of overhang to have enough room for him...i could use the length of the 2x4 as support so 5 ft could be attached to the garage with the half of square...i believe it would be stable enough I'm just not sure the 2x4 would hold up with that much overhang... :huh?:
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Postby barbponys » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:34 pm

God I'm retarded...... roflmao

None of what you guys wrote makes ANY sense to me!!! All I can see in my mind is a 2x4 bolted to the front of a garage.......

What's really sad is I even know what a springpole looks like!!!!!!
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Postby jmann4 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:22 am

One option would be to take a 10' 4X4 and stick it in the ground 2 feet. Then put a 2x4 with a brace hanging out 3-4 feet from the main pole.

Or you could use 2 4x4's, put another across the top and hang the bite surface from the middle. Much like Diane Jessups set up but smaller.
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Postby blover27 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:30 am

i couldnt do that...that would be the majority of my yard lol i think i am gonna do the original idea using a 2x8...should hold. i'll post pics once its up
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Postby Fish » Mon Jul 26, 2004 6:35 am

I would be careful, I have seen some pic's of some peoples dogs in here going nuts with a Spring Pole, you dont want him grabbing hold and swinging himself into the house. Just a thought.
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Postby moto1320 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:20 am

Exactly. I have had to take the one off my deck down because Doc jumps so high for it when he gets riled up that me has smashed his face into the deck open mouthed several times. I prefer the free standing structures or trees.
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