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    what i did,,, since im an electrician is steaked some emt into the ground,,,, then ran wire through some romex staples on the pipe,,,, it worked great,,, even in the high winds,,,

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    I did the same as mentioned earlier. I siliconed PVC to the backside of the tombstone and slipped that over the rebar or round steel I use.

    This method holds up well in high winds.
    Always scarying the YELL out of them.

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    I've used the pvc and rebar methods. Both have held up pretty good so far.
    Hello, I want my book. Bonjour, je veux mon livre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumblindice View Post
    Yup just hot glue the pvc to the stone, buy some precut rebar at Lowes or Home Depot, 2 foot lengths and your good to go. If you want you can spray paint the pvc grey or black to blend in.
    Have you ever tried "Liquid Nails" to attach the PVC? I used LN to layer Styrofoam together it worked very well.

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    This is the kind of stuff I like.. Effective and easy!!! Thanks!!

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    For my tombstones. I used paint sticks, the tall wood ones. Than these zip tie squares that I glued to the paint sticks. I used gorilla glue to glue the paint stick to the tombstone. After they dry I position them on the lawn where I want them. I put a stake in the ground, and zip tie the tombstone to the stake at the top and bottom.

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    The back of my stones are all painted black and I sharpened and painted two 1" thick dowels for each stone making the height of each dowel just over half as high as each stone. I hammer the dowels into the ground and place the stone in front and then tie fishing line to one dowel and wrap it around and around, up and down each stone making it tight to the dowels and then tie it off. My stones never move no matter how windy it is and with the black on black, no one can see how they are secured.

    The fishing line also allows me to secure a spider or some moss if I want as well. It is virtually invisible itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphyreMoon View Post
    The back of my stones are all painted black and I sharpened and painted two 1" thick dowels for each stone making the height of each dowel just over half as high as each stone. I hammer the dowels into the ground and place the stone in front and then tie fishing line to one dowel and wrap it around and around, up and down each stone making it tight to the dowels and then tie it off. My stones never move no matter how windy it is and with the black on black, no one can see how they are secured.

    The fishing line also allows me to secure a spider or some moss if I want as well. It is virtually invisible itself.
    This seems like a lot of work. I have found it best to silicone PVC pipes to the backside and slip the tombstone/PVC assembly over dowel rods placed in the ground.
    Always scarying the YELL out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmaster View Post
    This seems like a lot of work. I have found it best to silicone PVC pipes to the backside and slip the tombstone/PVC assembly over dowel rods placed in the ground.
    I do this as well, but I use the precut rebar instead, (Lowes and Home Depot have it) it is easier to drive into the ground which is very hard in my area.


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