Frequently Asked Questions
How do you size
brackets? The brackets size is determined by the
inside measurement of the galvanized pipe.
What are some
of the advantages of a perma-dock? Perma-Docks
are used on lakeshores from coast to coast: from modest to
the most luxurious lakeshores. They're rugged, extremely practical,
and least expensive of any of the prefabricated or sectional
piers on the market. If any dock will work on your lakeshore,
a Perma-Dock will. They are assembled and disassembled with
the greatest of speed and ease. Why? Because there are so
few component parts. And by using regular standard pip, with
Perma-D Brackets, "exacting"lengths and "positions"
are not required. (You may either purchase the Super Dock
pre-Cuprinoled assembled dock sections, or nail deck sections
together with lumber purchased locally and purchase the Super
Dock Galv. steel pipe, or pip may be obtained locally.)
How should the
pipe length be measured?
1. Allow 1' to 2' for driving pipe into the lake
2. Add estimate depth of water at each end of dock section.
3. Allow approximate 1' for height of dock above water.
4. Allow additional 1' to 3' above dock, to adjust for possible
rise in water.
Are base brackets
Usually not. They are most commonly used in conditions
where a firm layer exists above a mucky lake bottom. (We call
it a false bottom.) In such cases, the pipe is quickly driven
through the top layer, and then, "just seems to keep
on going." By tightening a base bracket approximately
1' from the bottom of the pipe, and then driving down, the
base brackets rests on the firm layer, giving a solid foundation
to the dock. The Perma-D base brackets are large(10"
in diameter) for plenty of holding support, and have holes
in them to alleviate suction when removing.
Must the Perma-Dock
be removed in the fall?
Because the Perma-D dock is so simple to put up
and take down, we recommend disassembling in the fall, especially
where severe ice conditions exist, such as in most northern
lakes. Ice flow and shifting ice can do a great deal of damage
to almost anything. Where lake ice is not a problem, year-round
dock installations are certainly possible.