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How long it is recommended to wait to install the basketball pole and hoop? Hole is 42"x12" and filled with concrete. Would 4 days be long enough? The base is in and the concrete was poured 9am this am.
I've been waiting 36 years to dunk and come Tuesday I am willing to bet nothing changes!
Didn't you get the height adjustable backboard?
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Hole is 18" in diameter and 42" deep with 6 bags of concrete and a pretty big foot/base is in the crete. Some basketball hoop sites say wait 48 hours, others 72hrs and one site mentions 7 days. At a minimum I would be looking at 96hrs (thursday am to sunday pm).
Typo, got nervous and went out and measured. It's 18" and we had a bit of rain today so it is moist on the top. I must have had 12" in my mind from the other brand I installed a few years back. This is a bigger setup.
As I said, there is no second chance if you didn't wait long enough. You will need to break out the concrete and do a new pour -- and then wait a week. Easier to just wait a few extra days now and get it done right.
Go ahead and start dunking.You should have no problems @ all.
Concrete obtains 75% of its strength in 3-7 days;with many variables;portland type,temperature,humidity etc.Fully cured usually in 28 or so days.
All this is most important in slabs,foundations etc.no problem for a hoop!