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Echo's updated chain spot

Discussion in 'Photography, Artwork & Videos' started by CallSignOWL, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    All sorts of new stuff for Echo this weekend!

    I had gotten a lot of tools and supplies from my grandfather when I visted him a couple of weeks ago. One of the things I recieved was a 15ft chain. Its longer and a slightly higher guage than Echo's other chain, so I decided to switch it out and take advantage of the nice weather.

    But the added length meant Echo would be able to wrap herself around our little tree, and thats a no-no. So, I dug up her post, and moved it so she coulnt reach the tree, nor the bush we have. My new rubber mallet (thanks Grandpa!) made sure it was nice and deep in the ground. With the helpf of some new chain linkers and swivels, also from grandpa, I went to work!

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    here's the new attachment part, along with some spare swivels and my wrench thing that I used to make sure everything was nice and tight.

    and on the doggy end, a couple of swivels and clip finished things up.
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    so here's how it all looks put together. That new collar is just snazzy!
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    I also gave her one of the shed-antlers grandpa gave me (he has quite the collection!). Do I need to trim it down? Its just a two-pointer.

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    also making an appearance is Lady, the MinPin I look after sometimes. Shes a sweet old thing at 12. She, too is enjoying the warm weather.

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    Lady and Echo get along fine. Other than Echo sniffing her butt sometimes and air-humping (???), they pretty much ignore each other.
     
  2. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    I would definitely change that anchor
     
  3. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    like an axle or something? Not allowed, unfortunately. Landlady doesnt want that in the yard :/
     
  4. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Might have to figure something else out because that thing looks just about rusted through.
     
  5. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    Ill see what the feed store has. This is what's in the ground right now:
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    Its just under 2ft long. Is there a better stake I should look for?
     
  6. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Doesn't necessarily have to be a car axle. You can get a ground anchor from tractor supply which pretty much looks just like what you're using now but will be a hell of a lot better. Also if using a snap I personally would lose the top swivel its just another failing point.
     
  7. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

  8. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    see, that why I like this site. So much information!! :)


    Tanner, are these what you are talking about?
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  9. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

  10. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    You might be able to get away with either or but I'm not sure I personaly never used one of these. If the eyelet is welded shut I would probably just go through that
     
  11. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    I don't see how using an axle would be a problem.Appearance wise it would look the same as what you have in the ground now,only a couple inches larger in diameter.First you would bang the axle flange EVEN with the ground (about 2 1/2') using a sledgehammer,the same as what you have there.Then you would connect the chain/swivel to one of the five outer (wheel stud) holes with a 3/8" quick link.Doing it this way you HAVE to make the flange flush or 1/2" below the ground,so the dog can't spool the chain around the shaft and choke itself.You would not see the axle flange only the chain.Check out a salvage yard you can probably get a scrap one for a couple of bucks.
     
  12. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    My axle isn't even visible I bury it
     
  13. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    thanks for all the info guys! Looks like I have a bit of shopping to do tomorrow.

    as for the axle issue, I barely got the word out of my mouth before my landlady said no. Said she didnt want things "looking like a junkyard" :no2:

    ... she's OK with the smaller stakes, and she's OK with "pitbulls", but I dont really want to press the issue with her. She's nice and loves dogs, but is a bit of a "furmommy;" her being OK with a chain is seen as a win in my book!
     
  14. shotgun_wg

    shotgun_wg Little Dog

    Would the landlord be ok with a T post standing in the yard? If so I will take a pic of my set up and post it. I have 10 dogs on this set up. 2 are bulldogs 1 is a cross. Rest are curs and hounds from 45 to 85 pounds. I have a friend that raised game bred pit's for years that showed it to me.


    Shotgun
    Arkansas
     
  15. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Show us
     
  16. shotgun_wg

    shotgun_wg Little Dog

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    I drive the T post about 3' deep. I place a disc blade over the post. Piece of flat metal would also work if u have no access to the blades. I get an 8" piece of pipe and weld rebar to it to attach lead. I use a 1/4" steel cable but a chain could be attached to it instead. That's what the guy that showed me used. My cables are 20' long giving each dog over 400sq ft of space. Houses and water buckets are placed at edge of circle so they can reach easily but not get beyond to prevent spilling. The long pipe on the post lets the lead rotate even if wrapped so it will unwrap on its own. I have used this set up for 5 years. I have had no issues. I check my cables for rust and if I see rust I replace. I like the cable because they weigh less and won't uproot the grass. Also easier on the dogs neck allowing ability to use longer lead offering more room. My dogs don't chew the cables. If they did chain would be the only option. As stated in previouse post I have 10 dogs on this set up from 45 to 85 pounds. My dogs are hunting dogs and this is their permanent set up. I also live in the middle of no where with no neighbors for miles.


    Shotgun
    Arkansas
     
  17. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    neat way of doing things. I bet one of those will be nice and deep into the ground!

    But Im pretty sure if landlady doesnt want an axle she cant even see, she will not be wanting a piece of metal sticking up in the middle of the yard...
     
  18. shotgun_wg

    shotgun_wg Little Dog

    Some look at it as an axel could be left or hard to remove. A T post would be easier removed and less likely forgotten.. As I said it may not be an option for her but It may work for someone else.


    Shotgun
    Arkansas
     
  19. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    ^^ You can remove/lift out the axle by using a chain and a truck bumper jack or a jack-all.BTW,good improvised set-up,same like having an axle 6" out of the ground with a steel ring on the shaft,the dog has 360 deg. mobility.
     
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  20. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    CSO,if your LL is that sticky,you may have to remove the stake you have before driving in another one. Have fun! :cuss:
     
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