I'm considering putting a piece of art in my front yard. While this is a
pretty crime free neighborhood I'm afraid something like this unprotected
will be too much of a temptation for some and that it will rapidly walk
away. I'd really rather not pour significant amounts of concrete in the
What I have in mind is some kind of stake you can pound into the ground that
has expandable wings that make pulling it out of the ground much more
difficult. These would end in threaded rod that the whatever would be
mounted to and have nuts screwed and welded onto. Most likely I would form
a small concrete pedestal that these rods would extend through.
It's not going to stop anyone that really wants to take the thing but it
might keep the non pros off of it.
Anyone know of something like this that exists and have a link? Some quick
googling didn't turn up anything.
thanks in advance
There are steel poles for dogs you screw into the ground with a loop
you could lock a chain to, then bolt a hook to the art. To remove the
pole later put a piece of pipe in the loop and turn it out. Nobody
will mess with it with it chained down. Or get a landmine and set the
art on it, it will blow when they steal it.
it AMAZES me that morons still suggest illegal,criminal booby traps that
could kill or maim people.(and get you put in prison)
Also,landmines are not readily available to the ordinary law-abiding US
No wonder I already have this guy killfiled.
sounds like a mobile home tie-down anchor;the sort required in Florida for
hurricane protection for mobile homes;they are like an auger you screw into
the ground,and then then bolt to the mobile home's frame.But they don't end
in threaded rod,I believe.
Google turned up a lot of URLS;
these have pix;
I suspect one would work to secure your lawn art;it only has to make it too
difficult for a quick steal.
you could cast an eyebolt into your pedestal and bolt,chain,or padlock that
to the auger-style tie-down.
Time for wireless motion-sensing security cams recording to your PC.
Even Wal-Mart has them.
Then let the police and court deal with the vandals.
I've seen some TV reports of homeowners having thefts from their garages or
autos parked in their driveways,and the security cams giving the police all
the evidence they needed to find the thieves and make arrests.
I've thought about them to watch over my auto in the apartment parking lot.
(after the last car was stolen,stripped and burned last June..)
A power source is the main problem.
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