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DIY Garden Hose Hanger Post

Publicado por Sika Expert
mayo 28, 2020
Time: 1 Hour
Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $30

DIY Garden Hose Hanger Post

Instead of tossing my garden hose on the ground and damaging my lawn, I decided to install a post near the spigot for easy storage. Instead of mixing concrete, I chose to use Sika PostFix for my post setting.

Supplies & Tools

  • Shovel
  • Level
  • Utility Knife
  • Safety Glasses & Gloves
  • (2) Sika® PostFix® Bags
  • (1) 4" x 4" x 6' Treated Wooden Post
  • Garden Hose Hanger
  • Cordless Drill

Step 1: Dig Hole & Level Post

To begin my project, I needed to dig my post hole approximately 2 ft. in depth and 8-10 in. in diameter. Next, I placed my post directly in the center on the hole making sure it was level. Once I pour the PostFix into my hole, I'll have an opportunity to readjust and check my post making sure it's still level for approximately 10 seconds. 

Sika-PostFix-Level-Post-2
Sika-PostFix-Level-Post-2
Post may be adjusted for up to 10 seconds after the material has been poured.

Step 2: Roll & Mix

Next, I placed my Sika PostFix bag directly next to my hole to begin the mixing process. Per the instructions printed on the packaging, I set the bag on a flat surface and rolled in the direction of the red arrows (like a tube of toothpaste) until the middle seal ruptured, allowing the PostFix reaction to start. To mix, I grabbed both ends of the bag holding it horizontally and started to shake it back and forth vigorously for 15 seconds. 

Sika-PostFix-Step-1-Roll
Sika-PostFix-Step-2-Mix
Mix for 15 seconds.

Step 3: Cut

Immediately after mixing, I used my knife to cut at the specified corner to prepare for pouring. 

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Cut at specified corner.

Step 4: Pour

I then poured the mixed material into the hole making sure to coat the post on all sides as I poured. 

Sika-PostFix-Step-4-Pour
Sika-PostFix-Step-4-Pour
Pro Tip: Pour mixed material on the post itself for improved support & to protect the base of post.

Expanding Foam

Within seconds Sika PostFix started to expand and fill my hole. I was able to adjust the post slightly, making sure it was level prior to it being fully cured. After about 3 to 5 minutes I was able to let the post stand on its own. For this project, I needed an additional bag of PostFix. After 2 hours, my post was completely set. 

Sika-PostFix-Expanding-Foam
Sika-PostFix-Expanding-Foam

Trim & Cover

To finish up the post, I trimmed away the excess foam and covered with some dirt I set aside. 

Sika-PostFix-Expanding-Foam-Trim

Mounting Holder

The garden hose mount was easy to install. I just made two pilot holes and screwed the screws in about halfway. After hanging the hose mount I finished screwing them in, making sure it was sturdy. 

Sika-PostFix-Hose-Holder-1
Sika-PostFix-Hose-Holder-1

Finished Project

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Sika-PostFix-Hose-Holder