Fixing fence posts

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Dantheman

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Fixing fence posts
« on: November 10, 2018, 21:25 »
HI Guys and Girls,

I've a question for you all, hows the best way of putting in fence post  without using concrete or cement?  Ideally I want the posts to last as long possible without rotting.  My allotment site has added no use of cement or concrete on our site this year. 

Thanks in advance.

Dan
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Pescador

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Re: Fixing fence posts
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 07:14 »
Sabrefix Fence Post Spikes from Screwfix should do it.
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Dantheman

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Re: Fixing fence posts
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 20:52 »
Hi,

I did look at these but it would cost me 200 as I'm building a fruit cage what makes it worse over the last few months I've been buying ready made post mix bag.  Now the rule has come in  :(

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Re: Fixing fence posts
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 08:18 »
Wonder if scaffold pole would be good they would not rot, but may be drilling into them would be difficult?

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Re: Fixing fence posts
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 18:24 »
although we mainly use concrete mix when fencing I have  used concrete stays with a concrete mix and bolt the wooden post's to them cost's a little extra takes a little longer but lasts for many years well worth the extra  ;)


you could use met post's there the ones you bolt  the bottom of the post and knock the post in ground with a sledge hammer I found the advantage with using those was I could move them around to another site if needed also use them for my runner beans  :D

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DanielCoffey

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Re: Fixing fence posts
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 19:42 »
I did see a video from the US where a chap was building and putting in his own wooden mailbox post. He drilled a 3/4" hole down into the fence post just above the ground level, poured liquid creosote into the cavity, whittled a wooden peg to fit and tapped it in. Apparently the creosote soaks out over a couple of seasons and all you have to do is top it up every now and then.

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