Locate your Underground Receiver on the highest
available ground where there is no abnormal water
drainage, such as exists near a downspout. A place
near the back door will give quick, easy access
in all kinds of weather.
Dig or auger a hole 6" to 8" deeper
than the unit and at least 4" wider than
the Shell diameter if the hole is dug. This makes
it easier to tamp the earth around the Shell.
Fill the extra depth with coarse gravel or stone
to form a base for good drainage.
Set the Receiver in the hole with the Step pointing
in the most convenient position for opening the
Lid. Tamp the earth tightly against the Shell
and slope the earth up to the top edge of the
Shell. Be sure to keep the Shell round (check
by placing the Insert-Can in the Shell - it should
slip in easily). Also be sure the Hinge works
The handiest tools for digging the hole are post-hole
diggers, hand or gas augers. Multiple cans are
easily augered with a small machine-mounted auger
available on a rental basis at many hardware stores
It is good practice to allow the top of the Receiver
to be at least 2" above ground level. This
elevation will drain water away from the Receiver
in all directions.