I want to install a stop sign near to a busy sidewalk. How high should the sign be and do you have any instructions for our grounds crew?
The bottom of the sign should be about 7' from the ground. When you install the sign, let me just borrow "Bryan's" rules.
1. Buy two posts and a standard kit that includes two bolts and nuts. Many just buy two 6' posts.
2 Find the spot that is visible, but not too close to the road. A distance of about 6' from the road is ideal.
Find sledge hammer and borrow a strong back for about five minutes. Pound one of the two posts into the ground. Don't bother
with digging a hole. Just pound away. Although many recommend that you sink the post 2-3 feet into the ground, most installers seem to stop short of this.
3. Fasten your sign to the second post. The flat part of the sign needs to rest against the flange of the post.
This gives you the greatest stability.
4. Take the other post and lay it on the ground near to buried post. Thread a bolt and washer through the fifth
hole from the top of the buried post. Thread from the inside of the post (inside the "C").
Then, thread the bolt through the second post. Align the posts so that they will nest. Swing the second post to vertical and tighten the nut at the back.
5. Choose the next hole that is about 4" higher (leaving three open holes). Thread and tighten the second bolt and nut.
This can be done by one person. For more information on break-away posts, see our Sign Tips.?