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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: Gary] #338427
09/17/07 08:29 PM
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Well that is what I thought also, but I welded some with a 5p's some with 7018's and others with wire welder. I made them at all different time, and the only thing common was the coated nuts. The washer did fine, just the nuts that broke. But you may be right, I may have gotten them to hot and those are the ones breaking. I made a pile of them last season. I am going to use earth anchors this season on all my land traps. In fact I need to go out and make some proto types tonite.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: M. Howard] #338462
09/17/07 08:46 PM
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anyone got step by step pics

Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: mntrapperboy] #338585
09/17/07 09:49 PM
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howie let me know how those work out for ya ... im thinkin bout goin to those myself !


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: Gary] #338590
09/17/07 09:51 PM
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I have used the Broshire stakes already and love them, but I am going to make my own out of conduit this season. I have a plan, I will take pics and show you what I am doing. I have to get off my but and make a jig though.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: Gary] #338603
09/17/07 09:55 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Gary
bill i believe he was askin how far the head of the stake goes below the ground ... i dont pound mine below the ground ... for the reason that ya posted ... i want the animal to be able to have free movement after being caught ..... another tip to add is .... grind smooth the stake on the top 4 inches or so .... this will help lessen the binding of ya anchor point on upward as well as side to side motions


Ahh! was readin to fast before I typed, I am like you Gary, I dont pound mine below to ground.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: Billfrank] #338613
09/17/07 09:58 PM
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cant wait to see em howie .... bill i have done the same thing ... just ask Jayme ... lol


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: ] #338864
09/18/07 07:40 AM
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Lot of good info here.

Just like to add, how important it is to knock the tread down smooth and least 6" down from the stake head. I know for a fact that coyotes are master stake pumpers, when they are wearing a trap on one of thier front paws. It is a natural reaction, that they rear up and pump hard. This of course is if you use short chains, if you don't it is no worry, but than you must concider thier lunging force when they hit that chain's end. Anyway's, I'd use a smooth edged swivel so it won't bite the stake, and a smooth stake surface where the swivel is likely to ride against.

Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: WVTrapper2753] #338971
09/18/07 09:35 AM
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 Originally Posted By: WVTrapper2753
Some good info here about rebar stakes. Do they make a tool to pull your stakes out? What all do you all use, or how do you manage to get your rebar stakes back? Thanks for the replies.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: ] #338989
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Drill a hole in a block the dia of the re-bar, and as deep as you want the washers. DO NOT USE TREATED LUMBER AS THE FUMES ARE TOXIC. This will keep the washer level and you can easily turn the bar while welding.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: BigBob] #339067
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Good job Big Bob.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: M. Howard] #339090
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All of my sets are for cats and i normally use drags...but if I do stake I try to get the stake pretty deep and use 3-5 swivels on the chain...havent ever had one pull out the stake and dont have pull out problems with the traps...

I very seldom catch many yotes but I havent had a problem with them either...


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: BigBob] #339144
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Drill a hole in a block the dia of the re-bar, and as deep as you want the washers. DO NOT USE TREATED LUMBER AS THE FUMES ARE TOXIC. This will keep the washer level and you can easily turn the bar while welding.


So you clamp the ground wire on every stake?

Personally I use a grounded vise and clamp the stakes in so they stick up just a bit above the jaws and drop the washer/nut on and weld around it.

Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: ] #339164
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my rebar stakes are 18", and i double stake em, w/ nuts welded on, leaveing about 3/8 inch of stake above nut, after pounding em a few times, it doesn't matter if weld does crack stake will have mushroomed enough it will never come off. for a stake puller i use an old maddax, w/ a "v" cut in it, works great.

Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: tonymalone] #339724
09/18/07 08:00 PM
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Camoman23 and ADC. Thanks for your replies. I probably should have asked that question (What do you pull your stakes with?) on a new thread, but I do appreciate the help.

By the way, my name is Doug.....trapped years ago as a teenager with my brothers and Dad. After many years in the Army, I am now ready to do it again. I can see by reading on here that there is a lot to catch up on (no pun intended), and I am so pumped! Old feelings are coming back. Already getting my supplies in order...picking up a few new traps.

Again, thanks.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: WVTrapper2753] #339813
09/18/07 08:39 PM
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i use these no welding required

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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: fishdaddy] #339868
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Fishdaddy, you got that upside down. Roof bolts are great for alot of things.


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Re: Building rebar stakes...needs suggestions [Re: coalminer] #339982
09/18/07 09:57 PM
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yep they are.everytime i see a pile of steel i think how can i use that for trapping.




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