Swing Set DisposalBefore you resign yourself to getting off your property and out of your yard, you might consider giving it a little TLC. It can be a worthwhile investment, particularly if you’re going to have more children. The thing about a kids’ swing set that makes dealing with it difficult, is it’s not much different from dealing with old fitness equipment — practically no demand. And, if you don’t want to repurpose parts of it for other uses, you’ll still have a huge item to deal with.
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. There are several different steps involved in removing a swing set from your yard. —Do It Yourself.comThis is especially challenging for parents with children who are growing out of a swing set. They’re getting too old (or at least have the perception that it’s for younger kids) and this means you’ll have to dispose of it somehow. Now, this begs the question as to how to deal with a swing set.
Coral Springs Swing Set Removal and Disposal GuideNow, onto the swing set removal steps. This doesn’t require special skill (as does the disposal) but, you do need to be handy with some common household tools. Here’s how to take apart a swing set:
- Clear the area. Always clear the area when you’re working with a large piece like this one. This is no place for children and pets. And, it’s also a good idea to ensure there are no tripping hazards about. Then, dedicate a space to put the components — which can accomodate the size.
- Remove the accessories. If there are any little parts, like a toy telescope or other embellishments, take these off first. Put them aside, out of the way so you don’t trip over them as you work.
- 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. If you can loosen the bolts, do so and then, carefully remove the swing. (Have at least a couple of people help out so it isn’t so awkward.) Set the swing aside and out of the way.
- Dismantle the entire frame. Now, take apart the frame itself using a drill-driver and/or ratchet. Exercise caution as these support parts are heavy and awkward to work with.