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#11284 - 09/12/06 10:01 PM 3/8" Rebar Stakes
tnoll Offline

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 61
Loc: central PA
Does any one use 3/8" rebar for land stakes? I use 1/2" but have access to some 3/8 rebar and was wondering if this will be ok? My target animal will be fox and maybe a yote that happens along.What would be the disadvantage if any to using 3/8? I always double stake my sets.

#11285 - 09/12/06 11:32 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
bblwi Offline

Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 288
Loc: Kiel, WI
Good question. I will be using some half inch and some 3/8ths this year myself. I will be double staking in all cases. I may use a 1/2 inch and a 3/8 inche one each at each set until the the 1/2 inch stakes are gone. It will be an interesting experiement for me. I use 3/8ths on all my coon drowner stakes and other places and made these with the materials I had left over.


#11286 - 09/13/06 08:22 AM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
Hal Online   content

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9973
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
3/8" rebar is all I have ever used. I never saw an advantage in 1/2", especially considering the weight factor. A 1/2" stake for any give length is almost twice as heavy (a factor of 1.8) as a 3/8" stake.

If you are cross staking, you'll see little effective difference in the performance of 3/8" vs. 1/2" except again for the weight factor. And you'll be carrying twice as many stakes, so I believe the nod definitely goes to 3/8" in this application.

smile -- Hal
Endeavor to persevere.

#11287 - 09/13/06 01:57 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
CoonCaller Offline

Registered: 10/29/03
Posts: 240
Loc: Formerly NY, now TN
I too only use 3/8 rebar stakes, just cross stake them and you won't have any problem holding a coyote

#11288 - 09/13/06 03:11 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
tnoll Offline

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 61
Loc: central PA
Thanks everyone thats the answer I was hoping for.3/8 are alot lighter in weight. Just wanted oppinions because most I see being sold are 1/2.I double stake and walk alot to my sets and this will be a big help.I thought I saw in a post before where Hal and some others said they used 3/8 just wanted to make sure I wasn't making a mistake by going to these.Again Thanks!


#11289 - 09/17/06 10:47 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
northern trapper Offline

Registered: 10/05/00
Posts: 274
Loc: Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada
I use exclusively 1/2 now, not that they hold any better than 3/8, but because the 3/8 stakes tend to bend up hammering them in and pulling them out over a season.

#11290 - 09/22/06 09:28 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes
pickles Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 19
Loc: E-ville, Pa.
I use what is free, if thats 3/8 or 1/2 thats what I make mine out of. This year I have a supply of 1/2 and a good supply of washers to fit so 1/2 stakes it is. I see no holding advantage to the 1/2 just the right price.

#25462 - 10/25/17 01:34 PM Re: 3/8" Rebar Stakes [Re: tnoll]
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