- Set base plate down and set 2×4 tube over bolt flanges. Attach Base plate to 2×4 tube with supplied 3/8 x 4″ bolt using 9/16″ wrenches. Pic (1)
2. Tighten bolt until snug. (note: tube will still have some side to side movement, ground will hold it upright when buried.) Pic (2)
3. Optional cap- Cut 2 inch piece of wood 2×4. Screw cap to the top of the wood 2×4 piece with wood screws. (not supplied) Pic (3)
4. Dig hole approximately 1 foot deep and 1 foot square. Set base in hole and slowly cover with dirt, making sure the tube is standing straight up and down. Pack firmly around the 2×4 tube, leaving 1 inch above ground. Optional- concrete tube in instead of dirt.
*** Do not leave wood 2×4’s in rangetube™ over night as wood 2×4’s swell over time and may not come out easily**