People think getting rid of the old portable basketball hoop is a pain in the ass. They assume there will be a lot of work, so they pour money down the drain by calling professionals.
For anyone interested in trying it out, we have a step-by-step super easy guide on how to dispose of portable basketball hoop.
In this article, we have outlined each and every step with its proper description, in addition to mentioning the necessary tools.
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4 Simple Steps To Disposing of A Basketball Hoop
Here we will show you how to dispose of old basketball hoop in just a few simple and effective steps.
Since this is a portable basketball hoop, we will begin disassembling it from the top. This is because this method is more secure.
The equipment required for this job
- Bolt/Nut remover
Step 1: Unhook the net
To unhook the net, we will use the ladder or anything that can easily reach the net. Keep the scissors and wrench with you, because some net hooks are extremely difficult to release.
In that case, you have to remove the hook screw first. If it's an old torn net, then simply cut it with your scissors.
Step 2: Remove the board
(this can be done either before lowering the pole or after).
If you want to remove the board before lowering the pole, then use a ladder. To remove the nuts that are attached to the pole, you will need a screwdriver and a wrench. Once it is unscrewed, gently take it down.
It will be difficult for one person to remove the entire board by himself, so you should enlist the help of others.
There is another way to remove the board. If the board is particularly heavy, begin by removing the pool first, because the heavy board is difficult to remove using a ladder.
Once you remove the pool, you can easily dispose the hook and board. However, if the board appears light and can be easily removed from the pool, then you know what to do.
Step 3: Removing pole
Depending on how heavy it is, you can either remove it yourself or hire a professional. Let's say it is not that heavy.
In such a case, you are able to remove it. Grab your shovel and start digging near the pole. Go as deep as you can and keep digging. Now push the pole and try to take it down the pole.
Since it is a portable basketball hoop, the pole might have two parts. One is the lower heavy part, and the other is the top light part.
If the pole is like that, then first remove the top part of the pole, then remove the lower. It will save your time, by the way.
However, if you think it's heavy and not easy to take down, even after trying, then you'd better call a professional pole remover. They will remove your pole without making any mess.
Step 4: Detach the hoop
since your pole is now on the ground. Taking the hoop off of the pole will be easier. Hoops are mostly attached to the board with screws. So, if you unscrew them, they will easily separate.
You can now replace it with a new one or do whatever you want. Hope you get the point on how to dispose of basketball hoop.
In order to properly dispose of a basketball hoop, the most important thing is to begin removing it at the top. First, unleash the net, then the board. If the board seems heavy then take the pole down first. This way it will be easier.
When it's in the ground you can easily take off the hoop from the board. That's it.