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Semi portable ground anchor

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by AboutLee, 21 Feb 2017.

  1. AboutLee

    AboutLee

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    No dea what to title it, but I'm in the middle of moving into a flat and I own a motorbike and there is currently no where ideal to chain my bike to. So I came across some bike security and thought why not make my own concrete post? I get a dedicated spot so I'm thinking of getting a 110l heavy duty bin filling just over 3/4 of the way of concrete and rest a flower bed so it's not a eye sore. Then sticking it in my parking spot. Now I'm on a budget and already have some ground anchors and thinking 4 bags of cement plus some rebar inside to strengthen it.

    How much would it weigh? I also want the anchors sticking out the side but if I cut a hole to push the anchors through will the wet concrete spilt the bin? Chain needs to be off the ground. Also the bin needs to be light enough to move "IF" need be but heavy enough that the bike and bin chained together can't be dragged down the road.

    Theft is high where I'm moving to because the next road insurance is over £800 for my bike but only £340 for my road. Talk about postcode lottery

    Also ideas welcome.
     
  2. Nozzle

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    Sounds like a good idea.... remove the wheels from the bin!

    Nozzle
     
  3. Burnerman

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    The portable angle grinder is the toe rags friend......can you light the place up at all?
    John :)
     
  4. AboutLee

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    If it resorts them to making noise it's what I want. And using a light no not really as I don't think the senor would reach my bike.
     
  5. rsgaz

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    Well, concrete is about 2400kg per cubic metre. Which is 2.4kg per litre.

    So, 2.4 * 110 * 0.75 = 198kg (31 stone in old money)
     
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