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#303497 14-Feb-2023 16:39
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I've been Googling away but come up empty for anything in NZ!


Maybe they have another name?


Basically 8mm steel stakes, ~300mm long for pinning down erosion control mat. Will need around 150 of them.


Something like this:-



Essentially bent rebar!


I've tried looking for j-pins, ground stakes, steel pins, rebar stakes...

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Master Geek

  #3036884 15-Feb-2023 10:37
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Thanks but need something more heavy duty.


More like this kind of thing:-


I Googled around retaining pins but can't find anything solid enough (8mm diameter).

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  #3036972 15-Feb-2023 11:44
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Buy some rebar and make them.


You would need: -


  • Rebar
  • Vice w anvil
  • Angle grinder.  2kg hammer
  • Safety kit

150 you could make in an afternoon.


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  #3036980 15-Feb-2023 12:07
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Apart from the rebar cut and bend option (which would also be my approach, but I have the tools!), there are a few tent pegs available in 8mm and 10mm - not sure how good they would be?!



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  #3037360 15-Feb-2023 20:14
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I've been Googling away but come up empty for anything in NZ!


Maybe they have another name?



For concreting they're called hook starters. Available from M10, Bunnings, ..., but if you only want 300mm ones rather than the rebar-type stuff in the photo they'll be overkill. Weed mat pins would be a better option, but they may be a bit flimsy for erosion control matting.

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