December 28, 2021

I have a sledgehammer. Do I really need a post pounder?

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Customers sometimes ask, “I have a sledgehammer, do I really need a post pounder?”  The short answer is YES.  In our experience, having a post pounder makes your install easier and more consistent.  Here’s why: Post pounders give you a greater chance of installing your pipe anchor straight into the ground.  Straight pipe anchors are key

July 8, 2016

No-Dig Fence and Potential Frost Heave

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You should not need to worry about frost heave with your no-dig fence for two reasons: Concrete footings have enough surface area for frost to get underneath and heave up the footings. A pipe anchor has a small diameter making it much more difficult for frost to get enough leverage to heave. In the rare event that

May 4, 2016

Dealing with Loose Rock Underground

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Running into mid-sized rocks underground when trying to install your fence can be extremely frustrating. If you encounter this, we recommend you purchase a post hole digging bar at your local hardware store or online. It’s generally less expensive to purchase at your hardware store. This handy tool may just become your new best friend regarding

February 22, 2012

How to Remove a Crooked Pipe Anchor

 by Denise

Drill a 1/4″ to 1/2″ diameter hole directly through the pipe about 7″ up from the ground. Insert a steel bolt or peg about 6″ to 14″ long. Using one or two pipe anchors (two people), force the pipe up and out of the ground.    

February 21, 2012

What about ground that has been backfilled?

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If your ground has been backfilled with chunks of concrete, field stone or any other materials that can create air pockets under the ground, the WamBam system is not the way to go. Our system is ideally designed for virgin soil like clay. Underground pockets of air created by incongruous materials will not provide enough

November 15, 2011

How far do I drive my anchors into the ground?

 by Denise

You should drive your large anchor 42″ into the ground, leaving 42″ above the ground. You should drive your small anchor 36″ into the ground, leaving 24″ above the ground.

November 1, 2011

Tips on using a manual post pounder

 by Denise

1. You can either leave the leveling donut off or on during pounding. In the vast majority of installations, the top of your anchor will not mushroom enough to cause confl­ict when putting the donut back over the anchor. The only potential problem is really hard or dry ground where repeated blows with the pounder are

Warnings on using a manual post pounder

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1. You’re gonna sweat! Getting something that’s about 20 or even 30lbs to move up and down repeatedly takes a lot of work. You can see this by watching the “Manual Post Drivers in Action Video” on our website. Even on a cool day you are going to sweat. Remember you will be sweating about

October 30, 2011

How do I compensate for anchors that have been pounded in severely crooked?

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If your leveling donut will not allow for compensation of a severely crooked anchor, then you have at least three options. Option One: Drive the Anchor Deeper than Recommended B. Continue to pound the anchor deeper into the ground than what we typically recommend. This corrective ability of your leveling donut is amplified the closer

How do I deal with loose or disturbed soil?

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Your pipe anchors, even when driven to the recommended depths of 36 inches AND 48 inches, will have a wind load resistance problem if the ground around them is unstable. If your entire fence line is located in loose or extremely loamy conditions, you can install our fence system much like you would if you