How do you guys and girls go about securing tombstones to the ground? Last year i used rods and duct tape but if there is a better way to modify an already created tombstone, i'm all ears.
I think i am going to have to make a trip some time soon because i am running behind schedule hear and i need to get my *** in gear.I fit my tombstones with PVC (all spaced the same). I then have 16" rebar bars. I cut a jig which is nothing more than just a big block of wood with 2 pieces of rebar (same spacing as my props/tombstones) at my set height. I just place the block where I want the prop/tombstone. Insert 2 rebars pieces and pound them down flush to the top of the block. Pull the block up and off, and slide the prop/tombstone on. Plus since they are all spaced the same, I can quickly change tombstones around.
You're welcome to stop by Big Nick and I can show you how I have it setup.
I, too, used to use wooden stakes on the back of the tombstones. Then, one year there was a draught, and the ground was super hard. I knocked so many stakes off the back of the 'stones that I changed all of them over to grey pvc and rebar. I use Gorilla Glue to attach the PVC.I've been using liquid nails to glue wooden stakes to the back of my gravestones and that works o.k., but I have had some come loose when I pound the stake in. I really like the rebar/pvc alternative. I'd have to think much less wear and tear on the gravestones.