In 2018 members designed and built a 2nd sand bin. Sadly it was not strong enough to cope with the constant pushing as the front end loader took sand and the rear wall moved well away from the vertical. After discussions between Tony L, Bob McL, Freebie and Bruce R a repair and modification plan was devised.
1st – remove the iron on the rear wall then dig out and straighten the posts, two additional posts were added to strengthen the wall. Bob did most of this work with some late assistance from Tony. Sadly no pics.
2nd – put a brace in place and bolt to all vertical posts. Tricky getting the horizontal pole in place and then marking and drilling holes in the posts and the brace, some packing required as not all posts were the same diameter. Bruce and Tony held the fort and with a bit of manipulation managed to get the bolts lined up and in place.
3rd – stay the brace to provide additional strength. One short brace had to be added to the nth side of the rear wall
4th – replace the iron and then see how it goes when we get the front end loader in there to shift the turf sand.