2x4 Vertical Support
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  Re: RE: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt ([quote='CLETUS' pid=...)
(07-02-2019, 04:34 PM)brnhornt Wrote: ....and yeah...it's just for a 4th of July party...hence needing it to work and then be able to break down....thanks again!


if it is not stable enough, consider adding a sand bag or two.

We did something like this for wedding signage (w/ 2x2 vertical and 1x3 horizontals).  It worked well, but needed the "sand bags" due to wind
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  Re: RE: 2x4 Vertical Support by BpB123 ([quote='brnhornt' pi...)
(07-02-2019, 04:42 PM)BpB123 Wrote: if it is not stable enough, consider adding a sand bag or two.

We did something like this for wedding signage (w/ 2x2 vertical and 1x3 horizontals).  It worked well, but needed the "sand bags" due to wind

Good thought.  Thanks!
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
Are the ceiling joists exposed?
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  Re: RE: 2x4 Vertical Support by Cooler (Are the ceiling jois...)
(07-02-2019, 04:47 PM)Cooler Wrote: Are the ceiling joists exposed?

This is outdoors on a patio.  No ceiling joists.
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
5 gal bucket filled with sand around the 2x4?
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  Re: RE: 2x4 Vertical Support by handi (5 gal bucket filled ...)
(07-02-2019, 06:24 PM)Phandi Wrote: 5 gal bucket filled with sand around the 2x4?

Like this, less likely to tip if bumped.

But I would eliminate the hazard entirely.  
Three post 15’ apart makes a 30’ run.  Not too far.
A couple of 8’ 2x4’s  with a hole drilled near the top.
Make a shallow divot in the soil just off each side of the patio, a couple of inches deep. (Alternately put a cross member on the bottom of the 2x).
Buy about 60’ of 1/4” nylon braided rope for $4. (Any kind will work, I’m just partial to braided)
Tie a knot on each end of the rope the distance between the divots plus about 6” for sag.  Leave enough free end on each side to stake to the ground.
Thread the rope through the holes at the top 
Place the 2x’  upright in the divot (or just stand upright) and stake straight and taut. 
Use the rope as a carrier for the tubing or as a clothesline and use short pieces of string to suspend the tubing at the appropriate height.

It would in effect be like setting up a volleyball net without the net, just the top rope.
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
Three 2x's to form a tri-pod. Smirk
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
Build a wall with a top plate and a bottom plate and a diagonal for racking strength.  Add a 2 x 4 to the end pieces to the bottoms so that 4' extend in each direction giving fore and aft stability.
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
Have the kids hold them up while y’all party!
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  Re: 2x4 Vertical Support by brnhornt (Quick question.  I n...)
(07-02-2019, 03:57 PM)brnhornt Wrote: Quick question.  I need to stand an eight foot 2x4 on it's end and support it vertically for just a couple of days.  What's the best/quickest design you'd use?  I'll have three of them about 15 feet apart, supporting a 1/2" water line.

My head went right to a bucket of concrete, but there has to be a better, less wasteful way.

Bucket of sand.  Sand can be used later.
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