I wasn't in tune with the differences between types 2 & 5. My intentions are that the rod is to be pushed into the soil about 1 to 3 inches. Along with some bending. I do have some gas welding fill rod in stainless and 4130 steel both are 1/16". I'll probably try using one of those, and make do. And revisit this project next year. Thanks all! P.s. " un attended " is one if those words that can mean a lot of things.....I do divert my attention from time to time...I'm pretty sure we all do this

Edited by the-gr8t-waldo (01/28/17 02:00 PM)