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post #1 of 8 Old 12-23-2011, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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PLow Stake theft

We drove past 2 of our properties today and noticed that the stakes that were installed earlier this week were missing it was only about 20 or so
MY question is should i replace them or just say forget it.
these 2 place don't require them I just put them out for my own convenience

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-23-2011, 02:58 PM - Addict
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Quit wasting money on too short stakes.

I never buy them, big winter and they are buried. Cut green whips from the road side and tie on ribbon flags. No one will steal them, make them 6 or 8 ft. high, and they will show up in a big winter.

I carry a roll of flagging tape and a set of long handled loppers. Make'um right there where you need them. Or cut a load out in the country and throw them in the truck bed.

I carry a cabin spike a foot long and a heavy hammer to open up hard gravel.

If they don't cost $$ no one will steal them.

I mark properties I'm bidding on so I don't need to come back. People are delighted and generally hire me.

If they don't (rare) I could go back and cut them down.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-23-2011, 03:35 PM
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I use 48" fiberglass electric fence post from Tractor Supply. I have only had issues with them disappearing from in town. If they leave, I don't replace. I use them because they are inexpensive and very truck friendly.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-23-2011, 03:45 PM - Addict
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What wont people steal

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-23-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Than you all for the responses i guess i should have known better, if it attracts attention someone will take it (SAD)
The one thing that i kept telling myself when i put them out was no one will take em, Not where we live

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-29-2011, 05:29 PM
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I can relate someone stold mine at commercial site.. That's fine, I know where things are memory is greatest tool.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 03:35 AM
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we had some go missing at an office building. kids walking by to school were stealing them to play sword fight with them... so I coated the two out by the sidewalk with axle grease after I drove them 8" in the ground. they stayed there all winter, had quite a few attempted removals judging on the marks in the grease in the spring.

Sure wish I could see mom's look on her face when her little rug rag came home with axle grease all over his pants after they tried to steal my stakes....

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-30-2011, 03:46 PM
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Axle grease, I'll have to make a note of that one. I haven't marked a property in about ten years. Couldn't keep a marker up any where's, even resi's. Were out numbered by thieves I think.
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