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prevent those tangling dog chains

untangling post for leash
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I came up with this idea when I watched my dog get his leash tangled around our trampoline one day. I made it and it has proved effective, but it could use some imporvements for durability and what not.

Idea: I took a 1.25" pvc about 2 feet long and drilled a hole all the way through in one end. I then stuck a 2.5" bolt through the hole and stuck a bunch of nuts/washers on it so the diameter would be about the same on the whole thing. I then took another pvc pipe about 3" long (pipe won't go over the bolt no matter how hard you try) and drilled holes all the way through on one end big enough to attach the leash/chain to. Lastly i stuck the smaller pvc in the bigger pvc and pounded it into the ground enough to keep the bolt a-ways above ground but sturdy enough to keep it in the ground.

The end result: attached the dog chain to this thing and no matter how many circles he does, there is no tangling. An example of this is located as the first link below.

Any suggestions to making this better?

runnerfajita, Aug 10 2006

(?) post design http://fajitarunnin...imag/other/post.jpg
image I made for the post on fajitarunning.com [runnerfajita, Aug 10 2006]

Sled dog stake outs http://www.mushwith.../DogYardHousing.htm
Refer to the second last paragraphs in the section entitled Dog Chains. [Heathera, Aug 10 2006]

Puppy Mill Puppy_20mill
Dogs have lots of energy to harness... [ye_river_xiv, Aug 10 2006]

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       Why not just have a loose loop in the end of the dog chain, and put this loop over a normal post? That way, the dog (attached to the other end of the chain) can walk around and around the post without any tangling.   

       Problem solved, bunch of nuts not required.
Texticle, Aug 10 2006
  

       //bunch of nuts not required// - It didn't hurt to tell us about it though, did it?
fridge duck, Aug 10 2006
  

       [Text] Clearly this is an incomplete description of the real idea - a combination dog leash post, flour mill. Just add a grain hopper to the top and attach sandpaper to the PVC.   

       [runner] I like your idea even if it doesn't make fresh flour.
Worldgineer, Aug 10 2006
  

       "Why not just have a loose loop in the end of the dog chain, and put this loop over a normal post? That way, the dog (attached to the other end of the chain) can walk around and around the post without any tangling."   

       I tried this before. It ends up wrapping up in itself, tightening, and still tangling itself, that's why the post was created. Also, the post was created as a replacement for my broken electric dog fence thing.
runnerfajita, Aug 10 2006
  

       this is a guy thing. I would really like some little, pink umbrellas somewhere.   

       your link didn't work for me. (it did work second time around)
xandram, Aug 10 2006
  

       Nice idea, and the ilustration link works for me, nice image...but doesn't that make this baked, therefore more than an idea, therefore not suitable for this site?
normzone, Aug 10 2006
  

       Sure it's suitable. I'd call that a prototype, as the last sentence asks for improvements.
Worldgineer, Aug 10 2006
  

       The image worked on the second try for me - I don't think you can really say an idea is unsuitable for the site if the person that halfbaked it took it that extra step further.   

       Look at [Benfrost]'s 'Baker sock puppets idea, a fine idea - but it wouldn't be called unsuitable if he were to make a sock puppet of himself.
fridge duck, Aug 10 2006
  

       There are lots of solutions in the dog sledding realm. Refer to the link for a couple of simple ones.
Heathera, Aug 10 2006
  

       so...um...you've re-invented and re-purposed a tetherball post. Yay?
Freefall, Aug 10 2006
  

       //real idea - a combination dog leash post, flour mill. Just add a grain hopper to the top and attach sandpaper to the PVC.//   

       AHA! So I don't need to build a bunch of giant hampster wheels to make my puppy mill Idea work... [link] This should cut down on costs quite a bit.
ye_river_xiv, Aug 10 2006
  
      
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