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13 years 6 months ago #16079 by ame
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I just found this on TradeMe, and it looks interesting. It is a metal spike with an auger at the end. You can use it to anchor things to the ground:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Outdoor-garden-conservatory/Landscaping-materials/Other/auction-192862201.htm

Can anyone tell me if these have another name, and whether they are available from somewhere in or near Christchurch? I guess I could have them shipped from Tauranga, where the vendor is, but they might be a bit heavy.

Thanks in advance,

A

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13 years 6 months ago #242774 by kalnetta
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You could try Newble Timber in Rangiora 031314862 they makethose tunnel sheds and I think were advertising those ground anchors.

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13 years 6 months ago #242786 by NZ Appaloosas
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Might not a camping supply place have something like that? They look like some of tent/gazebo type tie-downs I've seen.

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13 years 6 months ago #242797 by powerguy
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Hi Ame, I have not looked at the TM page but these types of anchor are frequently used in orchards, vinyards etc and by lines companies. They come in a variety of sizes and hence holding strengths. I would suggest you try some of the farming stores in your area or failing that the lines company depot may be prepared to sell to you directly if you want large ones. DoC also use them in places for swing bridges.

Not terribly good on stony ground though - too hard to get in to the required depth!

Commonly called screw anchors.

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13 years 6 months ago #242804 by beedee
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I have some of my hen houses attached to them to stop the high winds from blowing them over.. got them from an emporium for about $5 thousands of years ago.. very useful for tethering,etc etc in temporary or permanent situations

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13 years 6 months ago #242807 by wyseyes
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Yep, definately used as stay anchors for phone and power poles. They are usually permanent, as the are really hard to get out once in. Unscrewing doesn't work well, unless you can put a good upwards pull on while turning.

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13 years 6 months ago #242836 by spoook
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Have a browse through here , there may be someone close.

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13 years 6 months ago #242870 by ame
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Thanks all. I do need the anchor to be removable, as it will be for a temporary fixture. There is a company in Dunedin called D C Ross who have the "Heli Anchor" which looks the same as the TradeMe offering, but twice the price. Next time I'm near a farm store I'll take a look in case they have something.

Last year in the $2 shops they were selling a dog stake (for just $2!). This was like a large corkscrew (about 30cm long) with a handle. The idea was the same- screw it into the ground and attach your dog lead to it. The dog could wander around, but couldn't go far. I bought one, but I need two for my project (and they aren't stocked in the $2 shops any more). These auger-style ones look much stronger, so I hope to get a good look at one soon.

Thanks for your advice.

A

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13 years 6 months ago #242875 by beedee
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Ame, those $2 ones only hold down a spider, the metal straightens out at the screwy bit and bends, the top piece.
IF you are wanting ground level easily removed anchorage then the 5point system similar to shoof have in their catalogue is good. I actually got some made by an engineering firm with longer arm prongs esp for the bucks. and very few goats have escaped..

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13 years 5 months ago #246342 by kalnetta
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13 years 5 months ago #246346 by oskatd
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You can buy the screw in ones at Farmlands or Wrightsons, or probably RD1....

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