Installing long 20ft metal poles in concrete around a football pitch


We are installing a pole/mast for wireless communication equipment on the roof of our commercial building.

The pole will need to rise 2m above the roofline. Obviously we want the pole to be as securely attached as possible.

This is our current plan of attack:

Buy a 3m length of galvanised pipe and have it extend 1m below the roofline, parallel with a reinforced concrete column (part of the building structure).

Pass the pipe through two attachments, which I'm not familiar with the name of. They are like a pipe clamp with a plate welded to it. One near the top of the 1m overlap with the column and one near the bottom.

Fix each plate to the concrete column in four places.

Attach three guy ropes to the top of the pole, one away from the concrete column and one in each direction perpendicular to that. The guy ropes will be fixed to parts of the building structure and a turnbuckle will be used to tighten them hand-tight.

Does this sound...

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Get the necessary wood.

In order to build a pole barn, you will need to start with the right wood. The name “pole barn” can be slightly misleading, as you have the option of not only using poles but also square posts as well. You also are not limited to the construction of a barn, but any outdoor structure you would like including sheds, workshops, and garages.

You can use regular square posts, round poles, or old utility poles to build your structure. If you would like, you have the option of using logs you’ve felled or found on your own. Whatever wood you use, make sure that it is pressure-treated and rot resistant so that the integrity of your structure is not placed in jeopardy. You will need 2x4s and 2x6s to frame the structure and add the roof trusses and lumber for the roof framing. Use plywood to create the walls. You have the option of adding wood siding on the outside of the plywood to give added appeal to the...
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If you're removing an old metal fence from your yard, the most difficult part of the procedure is pulling out the posts. If they are set in buried concrete, it's best to pull the concrete with each post. If they're set in a pad, you have two options.

Buried Concrete

If your metal posts have been set in buried concrete, it's best to pull the concrete out with the each post, and with mechanical help, you can avoid excessive digging. Drill a 1/2-inch hole through each post -- about 4 inches above the ground -- and insert a length of 3/8-inch re-bar to provide a grip. After hooking a chain around both ends of the re-bar, attach a long four-by-four to the chain, set it on a cinder block fulcrum and use the four-by-four as a lever. You can also place a car jack under the re-bar and use the jack to lift the post or, if you don't want to drill holes and insert re-bar, use a specialty post puller.

Concrete Pad

You may be able to lever or jack the posts out of a...

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Identify the different parts of a football pitch, their measurements, & what their markings are for.

The dimensions are specified in Law 1 of the official FIFA Laws of the Game. According to FIFA rules, the standard length of a football pitch should be between 90-120 meters (100-131 yards) while its width is from 45-90 meters (49-100 yards).

Football fields used in international matches have similar measurement to the league pitches. The minimum dimensions are 100 by 64 meters (110 by 70 yards) while the maximum dimensions are 110 by 75 meters (120 by 80 yards).

To help you understand better the markings on a football pitch, let us name them one by one and enumerate their uses.

The touchline

The touchline is the line at the side of the football field, hence, it is also called the sideline. The length of the touchline is also the length of the football field. If the ball goes out in this part of the pitch, the game...

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For most football fans there is no greater memory than that moment when they walked up the steps in the ground and saw the pitch in front of them like a beautiful green carpet. The football pitch is as much a part of the match as the players, the ball and the goalposts, with the sight of sprinklers keeping the grass wet or groundskeepers lifting up divots with a pitchfork part of the match going ritual.

But what exactly is it that makes the perfect football pitch? Is there a certain type of grass that makes the hallowed turf so special? Is it all natural or is there something a little more manufactured about the ground that footballers play on? Hopefully we’ll be able to answer these questions and more as we take a look at the type of grass used on professional football pitches.

Football Association Rules

During this article we’ll be talking about the type of pitches used at the top of the game. That’s not because we’re dismissive of the notion of a load of...

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"A football pitch (also known as a football field or soccer field) is the playing surface for the game of football made of turf. Its dimensions and markings are defined by Law 1 of the Laws of the Game, "The Field of Play".

All line markings on the pitch form part of the area which they define. ...

Pitch boundary.

The pitch is rectangular in shape. The longer sides are called touchlines. The other opposing sides are called the goal lines. ... The two touch lines must also be of the same length... in international matches, the goal lines must be between 64 and 75 m (70 and 80 yd) long and the touchlines must be between 100 and 110 m (110 and 120 yd). All lines must be equally wide, not to exceed 12 centimetres (5 in). The corners of the pitch are demarcated by corner flags. ...


Goals are placed at the centre of each goal-line. These consist of two upright posts placed equidistant from the corner flagposts, joined at the top by a horizontal...

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synthetic, NATURAL AND 3g HYBRID TURF football pitches

Synthetic football pitches are the preferred surface when you require more hours of usage on the pitch than a normal natural grass pitch could sustain. This might include additional matches being played or training sessions and is appropriate when renting the pitch out.

Hybrid grass football pitches are chosen for their high quality surface, with the benefits of a natural turf pitch. If the football pitch needs extended playable hours but needs to retain its good condition that a standard natural grass pitch might struggle with, a hybrid grass pitch is preferred.

To compare how the different pitch surfaces can be used, a natural pitch...

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AL_A has unveiled plans for ‘pitch/pitch’, a series of stackable 5-a-side football pitches designed to be constructed on vacant sites across london. the scheme is a response to a lack of inner city sports venues, and has been conceived as a temporary installation that is both fast and easy to set up. innovative construction methods mean that a temporary stadium could be erected for two weeks to coincide with a football tournament, or remain in place for a much longer period.

all images courtesy of AL_A

working with arup, amanda levete’s practice designed the modular system using a lightweight carbon-fiber structure, a material more commonly associated with the aerospace industry. AL_A previously used carbon-fiber to create a canopy of translucent ‘petals’ for melbourne’s 2015 MPavilion. the design employed composite construction methods to create a modular design comprising 13 large and 30 small petals, all held up by 95 columns.

the temporary...

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Find out the size details of a football pitch.

Did you know that not all pitches are the same size?

The length of a pitch must be between 100 yards (90m) and 130 yards (120m) and the width not less than 50 yards (45m) and not more than 100 yards (90m).

And what about where most of the action happens - the penalty box?

It is also known as the 18-yard-box, with the smaller area - marked out inside it - called the six-yard-box.

This is where some of the world's best strikers earn their living.

And for all you penalty takers - or savers - out there, the most famous spot in football sits 12 yards (11m) from goal.

Last, but not least, that wooden thing at each end of the pitch they call the goal.

Think you know how big it is? It's eight feet high (2.44m) and eight yards wide...

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I've wanted a large CNC lathe for a long time...key ingredient to that being a large lathe. Unfortunately most places that sell these lathes want a large sum of money in exchange. After some searching on the internet it turns out one could build a lathe from scratch using concrete and scraps of steel. This is the process of me building such a machine. This lathe is designed to be built in the most rustic conditions using minimal tools, however I have access to some better fabrication tools so I used them to my advantage. With the said I'm confident that if I had to build this beast with a hacksaw and a hand drill it would certainly be possible!

The final result is a machine that is far more precise then I initially imagined and a great machine to upgrade into my full fledged CNC metal turning monster!

It seems the Make Magazine link online was the best repository for information on this lathe but it can be hard to find. I've downloaded the complete article (which was...

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Outdoor lighting is necessary for normalurban life. The first street lights ensure safety, but also can be used to decorate parks and gardens. When installing street lighting important point is the choice of lamp poles. The most popular are the reinforced concrete and concrete lighting poles, due to its durability and reasonable price.


Classification light poles Features reinforced concrete structures Installing outdoor lighting installation supports

A principal lighting provides good visibility on the roads at night

Classification light poles

1. Materials:

reinforced concrete - can withstand heavy loads and sudden changes in temperature; Concrete - durable, but are unattractive appearance; metal - robust and aesthetically pleasing; fiberglass - lighter, more weather-resistant than metal, available in various colors; Wood - subject to more rapid decay, break down in strong winds.

Metal outer support amenable galvanizing - a long time...

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A football pitch or football field should be between 45 and 90 meters wide and between 90 and 120 meters long, but it cannot be square. The longer lines are called the touchlines and the shorter ones goal lines. In the middle of the field is the half-way line in the middle of which the center spot and center circle are drawn. The center circle has a radius of 9,15 meters to ensure that the opposing team are at the proper distance at kick-off. In each corner is a corner flag.
A goal is placed in the middle of the goal line, being 7,32 meter wide and 2,44 meter tall. Goal net is not compulsory. In a straight line from the middle of the goal, 11 meters out, is the penalty spot. Perpendicular from the goal posts are two connected lines of 5,5 meters that constitute the goal area. 16,5 meters from each goal post towards the corner flag is another two lines drawn 16,5 meters of distance, that then are connected to create the penalty area. Outside the penalty area and 9,15 meters...

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