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#139076 - 05/06/07 03:50 PM Open House Directional Signs
Chris Offline

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 210
Loc: CA
My Open House directional signs blow over in a modest wind. Are there any good solutions? I've been using the type with a metal tube frame and then the sign hangs and swings in the middle. I'm thinking of trying wood A-frames next (or maybe they are called tent frames -- I'm not sure). What design has worked well for you, especially on windy days?

#139087 - 05/06/07 05:32 PM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: Chris]
jbt4re Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 2079
Loc: SWI
Well, I was thinking just the opposite yesterday. I have tent signs that kept blowing over in moderate to strong winds yesterday and was thinking about getting the one's you mentioned. Now, I'm not so sure. Hopefully, some other's will post some good suggestions to plant the open house signs more securely.

#139095 - 05/06/07 06:27 PM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: jbt4re]
Paceryder Offline
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Registered: 05/14/05
Posts: 944
Loc: The Milky Way
We have a metal sign on a stake that goes in the ground.

#139111 - 05/06/07 07:52 PM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: Paceryder]
Chris Offline

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 210
Loc: CA
Paceryder: what do you use at intersections where there is no dirt?

#139115 - 05/06/07 08:04 PM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: Chris]
Secret_Agent Offline

Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 382
Loc: Albuquerque NM
I take a 5-10lb weight, the kind you can wrap around your ankles, and secure it to the signs. I haven't had one blow over yet.
Albuquerque Real Estate

#139170 - 05/07/07 01:52 AM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: Secret_Agent]
Delicious Cake Offline
Major Contributor

Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 2702
Loc: CA
I have tent and stake signs.

Most of my listings are rural property, so those cheap stake signs work fabulously.

In the city I use the metal frame swingy ones, I haven't had one blow over, but it isn't that windy here.

#139201 - 05/07/07 10:15 AM Re: Open House Directional Signs [Re: Delicious Cake]
Bailey Offline
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Registered: 04/18/07
Posts: 6
I use the metal (I) shape frame and the signs slides in on the bottom.
We had high winds here over the weekend and none of my signs blew over!


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