Anchoring a garden swing set
Using 1½" x 27" ED Hellanker ground anchors for a metal leg swing set.
1/ Use a sledge hammer and hammer in the anchors, close to the legs
2/ Hammer down to just above ground level and so the top is at the correct angle for the bracket you intend using
Bolt the bracket to the anchor, drill a hole in the leg for a bolt. (if using a D type bracket)
Often, a simple timber spacer can be used instead of a bracket
If you don't want to drill the tubes, use an E series bracket which clamps the tube. Firstly hammer the anchor in as usual.
2/ Fit the E type bracket with the appropriate size clamp and tighten up. If using very thin tube or aluminium, don't tighten so much that the tube is squashed
Timber swing seat secured with 1½" x 27" anchors and B403 brackets
1/ Hammer the anchor in close to the leg, but only in enough to stop it falling over
2/ Lift the swing away then continue hammering the anchor in to ground level. Moving the swings set away is not essential of course but does avoid accidentally scratching or damaging the leg when hammering
3/ Fit the bracket
A timber spacer can be cut and used instead of a bracket