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Old 03-01-2010, 12:31 AM   #31
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My hops grow in large pots and I live in military housing so my poles can't be permanent.

I have a fence that surrounds the area where my garbage cans go.

I wire 4x4x8' poles to it and then clamp on a 10' piece of electrical conduit with a screw in U type clamp. That gives me about 19' of pole which works out pretty good. Easy to remove in the fall too.
Any close up pics of the transition from post to pole? I have a deck that is oh, 10 - 12 feet from the ground at the railing. As it faces south I thought I would like to use that area as a hop farm. I think your solution may be one I can adapt.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:04 AM   #32
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Don't have any close-ups and they are down for the season. Basically all I did was put about a foot of the pipe overlapped with the 4x4 and then used a couple of these (same diameter as the conduit) screwed into to wood with long wood screws.

All easily available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc....

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Old 03-01-2010, 01:33 AM   #33
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Don't have any close-ups and they are down for the season. Basically all I did was put about a foot of the pipe overlapped with the 4x4 and then used a couple of these (same diameter as the conduit) screwed into to wood with long wood screws.

All easily available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc....
I appreciate your time and talent. That is what I wanted to know.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:26 AM   #34
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Has anyone built one of these? Curious to see a real photo. I am not to keen on the collar design.



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I built this with 4x4s cemented into the ground. I used plastic 4x4 deck post covers to anchor into the ground so I could remove the whole system to restring if I wanted. With this setup you could use anything for the post because the hops get nowhere near the treated lumber. The arms are made from gas piping.

The lines come up from the ground and go down to an anchor which allows me to lower he whole bine to harvest. I can then let the bine continue to grow the rest of the season.

You see 8 different hops in their first year. Not shown is an automatic watering system on the ground.

The basic design comes from BYO Vol 15 No 2 (March April 2009).

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #35
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Beauty, McKBrew!

I like your setup. I can just get a couple concrete pier blocks to anchor the posts, and I'll still be able to move my pots and poles around as need be!

BTW, nice choice of beverage. Hop Stoopid is good stuff! Cheers!

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