The Mayne No-Dig Ground Screw helps you install your Mayne mail post in a cleaner and easier way. It's an ideal way to avoid digging a hole and mixing concrete, it truly is a time saver. The No-Dig Ground Screw comes with 5 lag bolts and 20 in. length of rebar for twisting the screw into the ground.
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89%of customersrecommend this product16 of 18reviews
Rating Breakdown20 reviews
89%of customersrecommend this product16 of 18reviews
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.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Single woman, so this mailbox post was super easy to install, waited for rain drenched soil, the soil in the front where I installed it is sandy, too. Installing it myself saved me a bundle, got a ridiculous quote from a local handy man to complete the same mailbox repair.
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.
Went into cold Midwest ground without trouble but some effort, of course. Pilot hole was very helpful for starting and maintaining vertical position. Extra leverage beyond provided length of rebar was required (long pipe over rebar). Used for mailbox (2ft of 4x4 attached to screw). End result very sturdy and definitely beats digging a hole, etc.
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.
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.
Does not work in areas w/rocks and/or ledge. Lack or absence of weight on top of item needed for leverage to push item down/in while screwing also creates a challenge in attempting to get item to turn into ground.
Purchased for use with a Step2 mailbox with post. I was able to insert the Mayne into the ground in less than 10 minutes using the 20" rebar. I used a 20" length of 4x4 bolted to the Mayne and mounted the mailbox to the 4x4. The screw itself is very well built and appears to be zinc coated for corrosion protection, and once inserted into the ground provides very strong support for the mailbox.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight
The No Dig Ground Screw really works as advertised. My mailman knocked our mailbox post over, braking it at ground level during an ice storm. It was too cold, and the ground too hard to dig out the remainder of the in ground portion of the cemented in pole. I installed the ground screw immediately behind the existing hole, covered over the old post hole,cut the bottom of the old post, and in stalled it to the ground screw. Stable, sturdy and far easier than any other alternative.
Worked as advertised, seems reasonably sturdy we'll see over time if as secure as concrete. bent the rebar furnished on last couple turns which made more difficult to finish. we have clay soil - maybe that was it but maybe something stronger than rebar in order.
Used this to replace a "no dig, drive in the ground" mail post holder which had been run over by a trash truck. It seemed to be high priced and was a struggle to plant (good Virginia clay and old macadam at 24 inches) but it is rock-solid and not about to move in this lifetime. I recommend this product highly.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design