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Help with [Gazebo] screw type and size for securing gazebo to ground ???

Help with [Gazebo] screw type and size for securing gazebo to ground ???

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Old 08-04-17, 09:04 AM
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Help with [Gazebo] screw type and size for securing gazebo to ground ???

I'm securiding my metal gazebo to interlock pavers that are 2.5" thick... the holes on the legs of the gazebo are 8mm diameter . What length and size of tap con or what ever u recommend bolt size should I use ??
 
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Old 08-04-17, 10:10 AM
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2˝" pavers are generally not structural. Can't imagine that fastening to them would accomplish anything. Is it dirt or concrete under the pavers?
 
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I guess there is sand . Lime stone then gravel underneath ... the gazebo is 300lbs
 
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Old 08-04-17, 10:45 AM
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Then you are going to need real support for it. Pavers aren't going to do it. The pros will have to weigh in but you may need to pour concrete piers for it.

Post a picture of the gazebo and we can better guide you. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html

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Is this something temporary that you will set up and take down?
 
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It's permanent. It has a metal roof
 
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Ok. Then like Ray said, you will want something more substantial. I don't know that it needs to be below frost, but you want a footing that is stable enough to hold your structure even in high winds.

My suggestion would be to locate your anchor points, mark the holes, then take up the pavers in those areas. Excavate a footing underneath the pavers, perhaps 12x12 or 12x24 deep. You could buy a round 12" concrete form, called a Sonotube, cut it to length, set it in your hole and pour it full of concrete... level with the bottom of your pavers, so they can sit on top of it.

Drill a 10mm hole through the paver and use it to locate where your bolt should go. Then slide some 8mm hot dipped galvanized threaded rod into the wet concrete. Then backfill and put the pavers back down.

When you are ready to anchor your gazebo, you be able to put a washer and locknut on top.

If you could enlarge your hole this whole thing could be simplified. The problem is 8mm is pretty small and you probably won't find a 5/16 sleeve anchor that is long enough, or you could just drill down and insert a 6 or 7" long sleeve anchor into the footing.
 
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