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horsecrazygirl13 09-24-2013 02:13 PM

Do you have to use concrete for run in sheds?
 
We are building a run in shed for my horse and my dad wants to use these things(http://www.ideas-for-deck-designs.co...post-spike.jpg) to set the posts in, instead of setting them into the ground with concrete. Would that work? those spikes are about 3ft long.

PaintHorseMares 09-24-2013 02:24 PM

I've never used those, but I would expect the weak point will be where you fasten the post to the spike. With the torque strong wind will cause on that joint, I think you'll be much better off setting them in concrete so you have 2+ feet of the post in the ground.
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FlyGap 09-24-2013 02:38 PM

I wouldn't around here. Concrete for sure.
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CLaPorte432 09-24-2013 02:42 PM

Concrete.

We have used those inside the barn. I would not trust those used for an outside structure.
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horsecrazygirl13 09-24-2013 02:58 PM

can you set the posts without concrete?

FlyGap 09-24-2013 03:32 PM

Yes, but concrete is so cheap and easy I wouldn't do it without. Digging the holes is the hard part.
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PaintHorseMares 09-24-2013 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13 (Post 3715873)
can you set the posts without concrete?

What is your concern about using concrete?
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horsecrazygirl13 09-24-2013 04:59 PM

we just don't have alot of time and if it's not really necesary then why not leave it?

PaintHorseMares 09-24-2013 05:13 PM

For a shed, you can set the posts in concrete one day and build the next.
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horsecrazygirl13 09-24-2013 05:27 PM

The shed we're building is only 12x10ft i don't see why you need concrete for a shed that small...


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