So I've just bought an early sign post from a station in town and I'm thinking thru the take down and new install in front of my shop.
Tried to do a search on all things "sign post" and found nothing.
So tossing some ideas on the wall. Will take some pics and post as soon as I can.
The post is around 15 ft tall, cast iron, octogon(ish) at the base and tapered to the top. Cross-bar with finneals (sp) and a curvy flat-stock iron support running from the Cross-bar (what the sign hangs off of)to the post. Very heavy and has a few items to AVOID around it like a mounted USPS mega mailbox (about 20 boxes) and a power line. The take down will be done with the aid of a backhoe. Equipment will steady and lower after I either torch the nuts or both nuts and bolts.
As far as the install at the new location (my place) My question is how others may have done it. The bolts are around 1in dia or better. I'm prepared to build some sort of a "Basket" assembly that will get submurged into the concrete during the pour. I'm interested in how others designed their "basket".
I'll probally have this basket positioned and hainging in the form before the pour so I can level it up better..
Where can a guy buy that "Island metal baseboard stuff"??? Forms the outside of the pour. Must Google search that stuff...
At the moment I'm thinking of 6 sticks of 5/8 in all thread or #4 rebar (5/8) arranged vertically
with some 1/4 flat iron arranged horozontally to allow for main bolt hainger and all-thread/rebar web support
I believe a "three tier" tower approach would be good as it would easly allow a better cross connection throughout the structure.
Please pardon me for the crude drawing. It's best I can do at 7am and half a pot of coffee! I passed up HS drafting for an additional year of woodshop! It's not very to scale but should ID my thoughts at the moment.
I believe 5/8 rebar would be cheaper than all thread and a welded connection via a thru-hole in the 1/4 plate would weld up good to the rebar. I guess I'd try to paint with something that'll hold up well in the concrete pier.
I thought about leaving enough threads topside of the concrete to support leveling bolts under the post but believe that it may look better flat and level on the pier with no gap?????
Thoughts? suggestions welcomed.