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03-10-2003, 06:25 AM
What is the best material for making stakes for homade silos made from Luanne plywood?Thanks

03-10-2003, 09:50 AM
SW, we used the flat-stock that is used in chain link fence and small bolts and nuts, one high on the stake and one low. Hope this helps. DD

03-10-2003, 05:01 PM
I seconded DD'S idea I also use flat stock usually iron it rusts up

real nice so you don't have to paint them. I get cheap nuts and

bolts at home depot.Good luck

Pete S
03-10-2003, 06:07 PM
I did the the same as DD and V board.you want 10ga x 1'' flat stock.
Pete S

Southern Boy
03-13-2003, 10:11 AM
I used 9 guage wire. It comes in 175 ft rolls and is about $7 a roll. You do have to cut and straighten it, but it doesn't take long to get good at it. I then secured it to the silo's with 18 guage wire, cost about $3 for 100 ft.

03-13-2003, 05:43 PM
do yo guys have any picks of those silos? just curious b/c i dont think i am picturing the right image in my head from DD's description; thanks