DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Carpentry and Woodworking > Setting posts in water? "Lake front"




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-30-2011, 07:03 PM  
JTGP
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 68
Default Setting posts in water? "Lake front"

What is the method you have done?

What type of wood did you use?



__________________
JTGP is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2011, 08:42 AM  
Speedbump
Water well etc.
 
Speedbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Riverview, Fl.
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I used PVC pipe and a centrifugal pump. Simply washed them in until I hit rock which in my area was around 12 feet. Once in, I filled them with cement. They will be there forever.



__________________
FAQ's
Speedbump is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2011, 09:09 AM  
TxBuilder
HRT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TxBuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,677
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have never done anything like this, but have found myself wondering how it is done when I see it.

__________________
TxBuilder is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 07:44 PM  
thegogetter222
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 57
Likes Given: 4

Default

for whatever its worth, I've installed a few pressure treated 4x4 posts in my very wet clay ground... soaked them in used engine oil for a few days prior to installation. Should be there for almost forever : )

Disclaimer: This is not intended for Lake or water installation. We have very wet clay ground that rots just about everything wood it touches.

__________________

Home Built 1995
Slab foundation
13acres in the middle of the woods
Kids, Tractors, family
www.youtube.com/user/thegogetter222


Last edited by thegogetter222; 10-26-2011 at 07:13 AM.
thegogetter222 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 08:44 PM  
BridgeMan
Senior Member
 
BridgeMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Posts: 738
Liked 75 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Good thing you have 13 acres--plenty of room for locating your new well, after the existing one gets contaminated with used engine oil.

__________________
BridgeMan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 10:13 PM  
thegogetter222
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 57
Likes Given: 4

Default

lol : )

Come'on! don't read into it that much... just sat them in a bucket and let dry over the course of a few days. Actually, these are way out in front of my property far away from my well. Gate and fence posts.

Funny reply though, made me laugh : )

__________________

Home Built 1995
Slab foundation
13acres in the middle of the woods
Kids, Tractors, family
www.youtube.com/user/thegogetter222


Last edited by thegogetter222; 10-26-2011 at 07:14 AM.
thegogetter222 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 05:08 AM  
BridgeMan
Senior Member
 
BridgeMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Posts: 738
Liked 75 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Glad I tickled your funny bone. Guess I take myself too seriously, having seen wells go bad from petro-chemical contamination. I'll always remember a home inspection I did a few years ago, where a glass of tap water had pretty colors floating around the top when oriented to reflect light, and smelled like something most people would never, ever want to drink.

But I do find it interesting that the oil you use actually dries--where I come from, oil will stay liquid almost indefinitely, and doesn't dissipate. In fact, it usually likes to move when carried by groundwater.

__________________
BridgeMan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 06:03 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,361
Liked 38 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I live on the Chesapeke bay and see pilings driven in all the time.
Most are driven in with what's called a pounder. It's a barge with a heavy weight that drives in the pilings. (they look like telephone poles).
If it's to shallow for a barge then they use a mud pump to suck out a hole to put them in.
I'd never suggest using a 4 X 4. To small and subject to twisting. A 6 X 6 would give you more area to attach your rim joist with through bolts to stop racking.

__________________
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 07:10 AM  
thegogetter222
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 57
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BridgeMan View Post
But I do find it interesting that the oil you use actually dries--where I come from, oil will stay liquid almost indefinitely, and doesn't dissipate.
"Dries" as in ceases from running... a coat of oil is at the very least, an excellent water resistant. Farmers apply it to their barns and sheds quite frequently believe it or not.

ok, thats all from this end : )
__________________

Home Built 1995
Slab foundation
13acres in the middle of the woods
Kids, Tractors, family
www.youtube.com/user/thegogetter222

thegogetter222 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2011, 07:38 AM  
badlutz
Junior Member
 
badlutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 3
Default

My uncle built a small dock a couple years ago and set the poles using regular water hose and a nozzle we made from 1/4 pipe. The 1/4" pipe shot down beside the poles and tapped down with a sledge. He would work three at a time until all poles stayed level and where he wanted them to. Same method used for tunneling under a sidewalk or driveway.



__________________
badlutz is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Removing dried "self stick" tile glue from hardwood? superjedi Flooring 14 09-16-2012 01:06 PM
System running Hot while set to "Cool" & "Off" halogen49 HVAC 7 03-06-2011 04:42 PM
"Auto-close" sliding screen patio doors? justineraymond Windows and Doors 2 04-01-2010 11:14 AM
Replacing main water supply line.......with "help" from lowes >< BhodiLi Plumbing Forum 2 11-14-2009 08:10 AM
"Giant" hot water tank stoped working Xilbus Plumbing Forum 3 04-30-2008 06:48 AM