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Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in backyard, outdoors | 12 comments

I AM winning my war against the mosquito.

You probably would not be able to tell by the 2 giant welts on my arm.

But, the fact that I have been spending a LOT of time outside,

and I only have 2 bites,

is totally AMAZING!

I am not sure why I am a mosquito magnet?

It probably has something to do with the amount of sweets I consume. . .

“Sugar” is one of my favorite food groups.

Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches @ DaisyMaeBelle

Tiki torches were a part of my mosquito fighting plan.

For years, I have tried to drive them in the ground,

and surround them with rocks,

or secure them in clay pots.

All to no avail.

They always end up shaky,

or leaning. . .

Not this year.

Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches @ DaisyMaeBelle

My intentional war against the mosquito,

requires an intentional method of securing my Tiki Torches.

Supplies:

Drill

Drill bit for pilot holes

Deck screws

1″ 2 hole strap for rigid conduit

Sharpie

How to Secure Tiki Torches @ DaisyMaeBelle

Mark holes on your deck where you want the strap.

Drill pilot holes.

(I tried to get by without drilling the pilot holes – It works much better if you do!)

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Insert the Tiki Torch.

Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches @ DaisyMaeBelle

Add them around your entire deck.

Watch the mosquitos flee.

The torches can now easily be put out or taken back down.

No more shaky Tiki Torches.

I also plan on adding them around my “redneck deck” and fire pit.

Not exactly how I am going to secure them out there.

I plan on wandering around my hardware store again until inspiration strikes. . .

How do you secure your Tiki Torches?

Life to the full!

Melissa

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12 Comments

  1. Really great idea because I worry about kids. Ever try Skin So soft wipes? They work good.

    Stop by sometime!

    XO,
    Jane

  2. The little buggers are not too bad where we are until July, and then usually only after dark (basically when you want to relax in your yard and put your feel up!) I love this idea 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  3. Mosquito trap recipe: Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar with 1 cup hot water.Add a packet of yeast. Use a 2 liter bottle with top cut off and inserted upside down to make a funnel into yeast and sugar recipe placed in bottom of bottle.

  4. Good job! Get em girl! lol and they’re cute too!!!! your torches, not the mosquitos….

    Christine

  5. Genius!! We don’t have a deck to secure them to because we have a simple patio. So my husband came up with the brilliant idea of hammering a cut piece of rebar into the ground and slipping the post over it and it works like a charm. This works for those inexpensive bamboo post tiki torches really well! – Karen

  6. Why didn’t my husband think of that!? I’m blaming it all on him lol. Our poor tiki torches didn’t stand a chance on the windy hill we live on! Thanks for the helpful hint!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

  7. Put lengths of PVC pipe in the gruound where you want your tiki torches to be and then just insert the poles when you want to use them and light them up. You can store them in your shed or garage when not in use. Good luck with the mosquito war, we live in N.MN and people joke they are our state bird!

  8. OMG you are simply brilliant! I just need to get some tiki torches now!

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  10. Great idea! I hope the tiki torches keep those pesky mosquitos away! I am a mosquito magnet too! … And funny how one idea leads to another. We’re going to help our daughter put up a little privacy fence next weekend and we weren’t sure how we were going to attach it to the existing piece of fence and I do believe those little fasteners are the answer!

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