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    Quote Originally Posted by hogbeast View Post
    are these permanent installation?

    how they gonna be pulled out again
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    Absolutely spot on Poen!!!!!!!!

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    Where are you, I have a Rebar cutting and Bending yard in Pretoria west give me the details and ill tell you if i can bend it for you

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    Did Afrika Burn 2 years ago and made up 12 and 16mm rebar pegs with a nut welded to the side - bent a couple of the 12mm bars hammering them in - the old hands who camped next to us brought a generator with an impact drill and long concrete bits to drill a pilot hole before knocking their pegs in

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    Did Afrika Burn 2 years ago and made up 12 and 16mm rebar pegs with a nut welded to the side - bent a couple of the 12mm bars hammering them in - the old hands who camped next to us brought a generator with an impact drill and long concrete bits to drill a pilot hole before knocking their pegs in

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike morrison View Post
    Did Afrika Burn 2 years ago and made up 12 and 16mm rebar pegs with a nut welded to the side - bent a couple of the 12mm bars hammering them in - the old hands who camped next to us brought a generator with an impact drill and long concrete bits to drill a pilot hole before knocking their pegs in
    Hi Mike... What size drill bit did the guys use... very keen to try this drill a pilot hole first tent peg method... But don't know what bit to get!
    Last edited by Spike4x4; 2020/01/14 at 12:14 PM.

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    Looked to be around 32x450 - 3 blokes then alternated hammering the pegs in

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    The Tankwa has shales as can be seen how the whole area around a tentpeg reacts when trying to hammer it in. Sharpen the rebar pegs with a sharp spear shape and you may not need to drill. At our last Africa Burn I had to use a 10mm concrete bit on a 18v portable drill to make things easier.
    Also - be careful of the sharp edges which develop where the hammer meets the top of the peg and be sure to cover the protruding bit of the peg with cheesecloth or someting similar wrapped around it to prevent accidental cuts to sober or not so sober passers by.
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    What drill would you recommend which does not cost the earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    What drill would you recommend which does not cost the earth?
    Look for specials on outgoing models. Like this DeWalt DCD776S2A. It only has a 1.5Ah Li-ion battery but for household use they are perfect.

    The new models with the 5Ah batteries goes for R5000 and up.
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    You may have a 220 v drill already .
    Buy a cheap 800 or 1000 w inverter.
    Then also use it for other purposes also while camping.

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    All this sounds a bit hectic to camp... so i'll remember this if and when i ever camp in the Tankwa... BUT....

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike4x4 View Post
    Hi Mike... What size drill bit did the guys use... very keen to try this drill a pilot hole first tent peg method... But don't know what bit to get!
    Quote Originally Posted by mike morrison View Post
    Looked to be around 32x450 - 3 blokes then alternated hammering the pegs in
    7 hours from reply on a 3 year old thread to a fresh reply from the last poster is pretty darn good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    You may have a 220 v drill already .Buy a cheap 800 or 1000 w inverter.Then also use it for other purposes also while camping.
    This is interesting... tried googling a bit to understand this. Is an inverter a device that I can use my cars battery to run a 220v device... does is plug into the cigarette lighter, or clip straight to the battery and then have a plug point to plug the drill into?

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    You are correct.
    But the clip on to battery is the way to go , if you use a drill.
    The small 150 to 350 watt one you will plug into lighter and use for small jobs like,
    lights and chargers etc.
    If you look on your drill you will see the watts it is rated at, that will guide you to the size of the inverter.
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    Hi John

    Been there, and also learnt the hard way about this..
    I've susequently made myself a set of HD rebar pegs, 8mm for ground tent, about 250mm long,
    12 - 14mm for bigger stuff..
    The stretch tents require much larger pegs, but these are more comercial type.

    What I've done is weld a piece of chain link ( about 6mm thick), level with the top of the peg, with the long side of the chain link welded parallel to the rebar.
    ..much safer for feet, and provides a bigger striking surface.

    If you can get your hands on a decent cordless drill, most come with 2x batteries, pre drill about 10/15cm deep, around 6mm pilot hole.
    Once the peg has a decent line to follow, its a lot easier finishing with a hammer.. use gloves

    Hopefully 2x batteries will be enough, if you dont have too many pegs

    Enjoy the burn, hoping to go again myself

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    And/or in the spirit of Africa Burn, there will ALWAYS be someone with a piece of equipment you did not bring along. Like me. Next time I will travel much lighter. Can't wait to see the new site next year.

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