Ground Sleeve for Posts ?

pbx2_gwApril 17, 2014

I know this question is not fully about Porches or Decks but it deals with in ground posts:

Is there an in ground sleeve that I can put into the ground to be able to slide the trellis out & in easier?

Background:
I have a decorative 3 sided wood screen/trellis that I have on the side of my house to shield a tankless water heater hung on side of house.

Trellis is installed in ground via 2 posts that holds the front panel. Side panel unscrews of the front 2 posts & only serves as balancers & side screening.

When doing maintenance on the tankless water heater, I can pull the posts out of the ground & the entire trellis can be removed for easier front access to the water heater.

However, getting the trellis posts back into the ground always is a chore & it doesn't go fully back into where it came out of...leaving about 3 inches of unpainted posts showing above ground.

I assume the trellis is fabricated with pressure treated wood 2x4's.

(sorry I don't have pictures handy at the moment to demonstrate.)

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weedyacres

What about using PVC tubes sunk into the ground? You'd need a size whose inner diameter was about the same size as the diagonal of the post.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 7:38PM
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pbx2_gw

weedyacres (My Page) on Sun, Apr 20, 14 at 19:38
What about using PVC tubes sunk into the ground? You'd need a size whose inner diameter was about the same size as the diagonal of the post.

Great idea ...I had been thinking something plastic but hadn't thought trying to fit a squared off 'peg' into a round hole...you get what I mean LOL!

Time to start looking! Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 5:38PM
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