Friday, March 27, 2020

Building a Set of Base Anchors

Since many coaches and sports turf managers are practicing social distancing during this Coronavirus time, let's take some time to look at simple tasks that can be completed while maintaining "social distancing."  First up, building a set of base anchors

Building a set of base anchors is a task that can be completed by a grounds manager or coach.  Here is a step by step method for building a set of base anchors.

1.  Organize the parts and the tools.  Items needed:

  • Base anchors
  • Duct tape
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Scrap lumber 2x4 
  • Shovel
  • Quikrete
  • Wheelbarrow


2. Cut the scrap lumber into 8-12 inch pieces, and build a simple square form.   Keep in mind that this is not cabinet grade carpentry.  




3.  Tape the bottom of the anchors while mixing the Quikrete.  Using a scrap piece of plywood as a base, place an anchor in each form.  




4.  After the Quikrete cures (no more than 4 hours) remove the forms.  Now, you have a new set of base anchors.



Never use coffee cans. Round anchors have a better likelihood of spinning while in the ground.

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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

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