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Idea for installing marker stakes in frozen ground

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    I had to put some stakes in frozen ground the other day and came up with this idea. Maybe some of you use this already but I just used my cordless drill and a long 1/4" bit to make some pilot holes in the ground first and then pushed the stakes (1/2" fiberglass) in. Kind of hard on the bit though!

    Hope this helps someone,

    Joel B.
  2. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    I do the same thing, but I use a 3/8 Masonry bit.

    I figure if you can drill thru block, brick and stone .... it should handle frozen ground!:D :waving:
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i use a wood spliter cut down from 2 1/2 to 1 inch works well for wood stakes.i also use the drill for the fiber stakes works wonders lol
  4. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Just take a 3/8" steel rod and slip a small pipe over it with a stop welded to the end. Drive the 3/8 rod just like a post driver and slip the 3/8 dia. marker in hole. Or order one from Jthomas for 19.00. That 3/8 ths rod will bust right through frost line.