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Old 04-27-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Drakeslayer View Post
How does one level the base when it is 4-5' down a small hole? Good idea they have just not practical for all applications. Mailboxes yes, deck footings no.
Two ways, using my backhoe for both. The hole/holes aren't that small.

1. Dig individual holes. Yes the hole would be a bit oversized, but i need a 30" x 30" area (minimum) for the base section anyway. Hole would be big enough for my reversible compactor to be lowered in with backhoe.

2. The easiest way, to me at least. Dig a trench 2.5' wide 5' deep and 24' in length. Plate the 6" of crushed stone. Lower my 5 base sections in.
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