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Driveway Markers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MICHPLOWER, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER Member
    Messages: 50

    What do you guys use for driveway markers? I was think of using 1/2 Pvc x 10' Plumbing pipe. I can cut it in to 3 sections paint the top part with reflective paint color. this will cost $.29 each, the real one cost $1 or more I think this a cheaper way to go.

    What do you guys think
     
  2. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    discount snow stakes . com

    google it.
     
  4. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER Member
    Messages: 50

    I was just asking what everyone thought about the ideal i had. I wasnt asking for any help! whats your problem bro.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  5. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER Member
    Messages: 50

    Thanks red man, But i wasn't asking where to buy them, I just wanted to know what you guys thought of my Ideal.

    Thanks though
     
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,551

    PVC = bad. You wouldn't know that without doing a search though... But since you refuse to do your own leg work, I'll let you find out for yourself when you bump one mid-winter, it shatters into multiple pieces, and you either run over it blowing your tire or some kid falls on it and kills himself... :dizzy:
     
  7. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Wow guys, its not even snow season yet, and you seem all wound up. I agree some of his questions were asking to much, so I just ignore them. At least he is doing his homework and preparing for this season. We are going to see all these questions and more come end of November and December from the real smart ones.:D
    I agree you are going to cheap with your idea. Get some fiberglass rods, if you can afford it get them with reflective tape. If you really want something with a bang try these.
    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=58857
     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    I use Re-rod and paint them white...So if i get to close it scratches the S#$T out of my truck.....Your idea sounds like alot of work...Some guys use wood stakes. some guys use stakes from snowplowstakes.com..remember PVC gets very Briddle when cold...All your hard work will be a broken pile of PVC when the snow Melts....:salute:
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  9. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,770

    Re-rod painted white...:laughing: Now that's some funny chyt. What if you painted the tips orange then pound the tips into the ground.

    Just buy some fiberglass stakes, they will last a long time.

    Bossman
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    make sure when the fiberglass poles get worn out and start splintering to never wear golves when driving them into the ground, the gloves will actually destroy them faster.
     
  11. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

  12. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    New guy - you need to stop asking the same basic questions over and over and over. If I walk into a bar, I would listen a bit before annoying the regulars with one basic thought after another.
     
  13. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Let me just add my penny to this.

    I'm new never used a plow before been on here under 2 years now and have I do more reading than posting for the better part of my time.

    Put your mind on hold and do what your told!!!

    Just buy the dam stakes and call it a day. Thanks for posting the links for the stakes FYI i'm gonna get a bunch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    you asked what we use. that's what i use. i would use something that's not going to damage vehicles, homeowner's aren't the most intelligent bunch, i believe you said you wanted to use plumbing materials? (maybe, don;t remember, but don't feel like scrolling up), wouldn't use that unless you like paying for scratches.
     
  15. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    markers

    I use the fiberglass fence post' from Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply. They are 4' and I cut them in 1/2 with the chop. Once you have a windrow ( If it stays most of the winter) The markers are a non-factor. You don't need reflective anthing on them unless you're half blind. My customers like them shorter and more subdued in appearance so that you know where the grass(or curb) is but doesn't draw attention when they are just gazing at the landscape in general.
     
  16. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    IDK about that idea. Sometimes after you establish wind rows as points of reference, you get a bad windy storm and you have no idea where anything is. I do understand the clients not wanting to look at those orange markers all winter though. I'd rather have my markers be 4' tall.
     
  17. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    markers

    I'm down w/ that, it's just that here(SE Minn.) we only average around 50" , but cold enuf for the windrows to stay, so 90% of the time 24" is plenty to see all winter. Maybe different where you are.
     
  18. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    I agree, what works for some, doesn't work for others.:salute:
     
  19. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    You must be pushing these markers 4 inches into the ground leaving you 20 inches. Lets say mid way through the winter you have 10 inches sticking up above the snow. What would happen if someone slips and falls on top of one of these markers? Or they back over one with their car tire? The whole thing sound pointless and dangerous.
     
  20. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    obstacle course. duh. lol :drinkup:

    no neige is right, it is dangerous. stakes are meant to stick up 48", that's standard practice.