Michael R

Hi, I am sure this has been done before, but here goes anyway. Recently spent two weeks at a great site in South Devon, one small problem the hardstandings were HARD. In spite of having rock pegs I had great difficulty in driving them in. After blood ,sweat, and swears I conquered. The next day a guy arrived alongside me and encountered the same difficulty. He then produced a hefty looking long screwdriver and drove this into each position prior to putting in the peg, worked a treat! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Cheers Mike R


BertieBassett

I used screw pegs and my drill to screw them in, have'nt had a problem so far.
Jeff


Artleknock

You have never been to the C&CC site at Glen Coe then?

Bent rock pegs and screw pegs just skidding all over the place until they find a gap between the rocks - usually about six inches away from where you needed them.

I now have a 10mm long series masonry drill purchased from Wilco's in my tool kit.


Surfer

We have a masonary bit in the caravan and it works a treat!


Artleknock

I have found that the screw pegs are better in softish ground as well, hammer them in and use the drill to screw them out, lot easier that trying to pull pegs out, especially in clay.


RogerN

Can't get screw pegs to work in hardstandings without creating a pilot hole first. They are fine on grass. However, once in they hold a lot better than rock pegs.

Roger


BertieBassett

never thought of that one, will have to do the same. cheers
jeff


Dave sterling europa

we do the drill thing too.

And take a hammer, a rubber mallet isn't much use with steel pegs, plus use the claw bit to pull them out again!


FM02MZO

One could always take a tip from the Spanish on this one, because the ground is very hard there they usually put pieces of rock all around the awning skirt!

 

Original thread: August 2008

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  • martharhys
    08 April 2013 16:54 martharhys
    Always use good quality rock pegs and a 2lb (1kg) hammer. Any hammer lighter than this just bounces off the rock pegs
  • gravon42
    29 June 2012 09:05 gravon42
    Reinforcing rods may be ok, but what about the weight? Why do they make hardstandings so solid? After all we are only going to peg awnings down not use them as foundations.
  • gypsy spirit
    07 April 2012 09:33 gypsy spirit
    i/2 inch reinforcing rod about 15 inches long makes lite work on hard standings dozen of these and your sorted
  • jefmar
    24 February 2012 09:16 jefmar
    which are best steel or plastic screwpegs