Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheRef Easy to install
I bought this ground screw for my husband's Christmas present, a Hotel Bird House. It was delivered in no time at all. The hardest part about putting this in the ground was where did I put it. Having read previous reviews, I did wait to install this ground screw after a couple of days worth of rain. I really had no problem with the installation of the ground screw. The rebar that comes with the screw has an angle on it to give you leverage when screwing into the ground. It took a little muscle but it was no longer than a 5 minute effort. I tried to load a picture of the ground screw in the ground, HD says it's too large a pic for their site. You can see the ground screw on the bottom of the 4x4 post in the pic. The total height of the birdhouse is about 8 feet. We get very strong winds from the West at our home. It's still standing as I write this review.
June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John Do Not Expect the Same Results as Standard Concrete Installation
I got this as an alternative to the traditional, quality method of mounting a mailbox post: dig a hole, partially fill with gravel for drainage, level post in hole, fill with Quikrete, backfill, and done. That can take some time, so if this method was just as good in a fraction of the time - why not, right? Well, after installing this screw in clay - which we all know is dense and a perfect base for it - I can certainly say it went in quickly. I checked it for level a few times, kicked it to straighten it out, and continued until it was flush. After mounting the 4'x4' and finishing the installation I can say with certainty it was nowhere near as rigid as the alternative. It was relatively easily wiggled and I do not know how long it will hold up straight - especially when the mailman puts something heavy into it. The good news is it would be easily removed and reinstalled. Tip for tap I guess. Next time - I'll take the traditional route.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustaToole Great Invention
This was a great idea. Saved alot of time and the trouble of cementing a post in.very easy, post was in within 5 minutes.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TxCatLady Did what it said it would.
It was longer than I envisioned (goes at least 2 1/2 feet into the ground), but realistically just the right size. I was putting up a tree house in an area with lots of large tree roots. This allowed me to go between the roots in a place where digging a sufficient hole would have been impossible. I couldn't screw it down very far to start even with help, but after a six inch rain, it easily screwed in completely and I have a lovely bird house perched just where I want it. The post does appear to be quite sturdy, but I would not use it where it would be frequently jolted or subjected to sideways pressure, such as a gate post versus just a fence post or mailbox post.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by grapt Almost as good as I hoped
Received in 2 days-super. Claims to be galvanized but had surface rust inside. Came with 5 way-too-small screws to fasten post. I drilled the top and bottom front holes through the post and back of the bracket (use clamps) for 5/16" carriage bolts (galv.). Then it was very strong. Very easy to screw into the ground but hard to get exactly straight. Used a large pipe wrench to do last 1/2 turn, bringing the bottom of the bracket to ground level. Why not put the driving holes into the post bracket instead of the screw? I only used this with a 4 x 4, not an outer sleeve. Good for handy person but not for beginner.
June 19, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PABrad Beats digging a hole !
Very easy to use product. Had my new mailbox up in 15 minutes.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Contrarian Easy peasy
This was an extremely simple product to install (especially since the ground was soft due to recent rains). I was able to reuse the existing 4x4 and bolt it to the metal bracket on the ground screw. I was worried about the stability but it seems to be holding up nicely so far. Only negative might be that mail post covers will not slip all the way down to the ground due to the protruding bolts. Overall, no mess and no fuss installation in lieu of all the digging and concrete pouring/setting etc.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Solid ground anchor
We have a lot of clay. I used the hole from the previous small "pound in" anchor as the pilot hole. It would have been very difficult to start without some kind of pilot hole. The supplied piece of rebar is a bit understated. I added a 3.5 ft length of pipe over it for added leverage. The last two turns of the screw would not have gone without the added leverage of the pipe. The supplied rebar actually bent quite a bit with the required force. As noted by others, it is a bit tricky to keep vertical. I was able to adjust the 4x4 for the slight shift off vertical. In place it is very solid and should last a long time. The supplied lag bolts worked well. The 4x4 post does not move at all. A reasonable product. I would buy it again.
November 15, 2012