Wood swing disposal. It's definitely not the toughest job, but it does require a bit of handywork. Taking apart a wood swing set might be necessary when you move to a new house, want to move the swing to a different location, or need to get rid of the set completely. Be ready to set aside an afternoon for dismantling the pieces from the hardware, which may have rusted from the weather. Wood swing sets should come apart using common tools and readily available lubricants.
Wood Swing Disposal
Since these outdoor amenities are so very large, you can't just pick it up and throw into the back of a truck or onto a trailer. Instead, you'll need to dismantle it to make it more manageable. Because stand and porch swings are made to withstand the elements, they are coated in dangerous chemicals. Which means, you can't torch it and simply burn it with other combustible trash.
While your swing set may provide many years of entertainment, a time will come when you need to take it down. This can be because of several different reasons. It has been damaged due to weather. The kids have outgrown it and need a larger model. You are moving or otherwise renovating your landscape. The swing set is several years old and is now unsafe to use. The kids are too old to use it any longer. --Do It Yourself.com
You'll need to follow the local ordinances on its proper disposal so you don't invite any unwanted trouble. Usually, you can just phone a junk hauler and have it picked up and hauled away. Make the most of the opportunity by also offloading a bunch of unwanted junk at the same time. This way, you'll get rid of a lot of unneeded stuff that's taking up precious space. And, you don't have to deal with the hassle all by yourself.
Silver Spring Wood Swing Dismantle How-To
To dismantle a wood swing, you'll need the following tools and materials. Gather up a socket wrench set, pliers, a pry bar, hammers, eye protection, gloves, lubricant, rust remover, and a free standing ladder. Then, follow this guide:
- Lubricate and loosen the bolts. Most likely, you'll need to lubricate the nuts and bolts to loosen them in order to take the swing apart. Spray them with lubricant, let it work, and then begin to dismantle it.
- Remove the swing from its chains. While the lubricant works to free the nuts and bolts, you can take the swing off its chains and put it aside. You'll need at least one set of helping hands to do this.
- Remove the swing parts, if necessary. You can then work to dismantle the assembly. As you do, take pictures and/or note how it's put together so you can easily reassemble it, when desired.
If you need to get rid of an old wood swing or something else, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.