How do I pick the right basketball hoop?
A good rule of thumb is to choose a backboard size based on the size of your playing space. If you’ve got a home court or a large driveway, go for 72” – 60” backboards. If you’re looking for a goal to put in a one-car drive way, shoot for the 54” – 44” range.
How do you lift a basketball hoop?
The adjustment cylinder has a loop at the bottom that receives a removable crank handle. Insert the hooked end of the crank handle into the adjustment loop. Then turn crank handle clockwise to raise rim height, counterclockwise to lower.
Can you take a basketball hoop apart?
They are hard to get a part but is you take a metal stake and a hammer, you can hammer the pieces apart. Need to hammer a couple times, rotate pole a quarter turn, rinse and repeat until the pieces come apart.
How do you transport a basketball hoop on a truck?
Wrap the backboard in bubble wrap and secure with packing tape. Tape large, sturdy pieces of cardboard to the back and front of the wrapped backboard and use shrinkable wrap to secure it over the bubble wrap. This will give the piece adequate protection while in the truck.
How deep should you dig for a basketball hoop?
Dig the hole.
Once you get the all-clear, grab a post hole digger and dig a hole — the edge of the hole should be, at most, 6 inches away from your playing surface. A hole that is 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep should give your post the necessary stability it needs for everyday use.
How much does it cost to assemble a portable basketball hoop?
The average cost to assemble a basketball hoop is about $450 for an inground model. That includes both labor and materials. Budget about $50 to $75 for concrete, $150 to $500 for the unit, and the rest for the professional labor installers provide.
How do you get water out of a portable basketball hoop?
To empty you take the stopper out and lay the goal on its side. Most of the water will drain out and any remaining you could drain by tipping the goal around until it’s all drained out. If the goal seems too heavy you could siphon it out with a simple hose.
How hard is it to move portable basketball hoop?
Whether it’s filled with sand or water, moving a basketball hoop is not an easy task. Most portable hoops weigh from 100 to 500 pounds, so it’s probably not a good idea to do it alone. Add the weight of the material to stabilize the base, and you got yourself a task.
What can I do with an old basketball hoop?
If your unwanted hoop is still in good shape, we will donate it to a local charity. If it’s no longer in good condition, scrap metal recycling is better than dumping it in a landfill. Depending on the size and weight of your old sports equipment, disassembly may be required.