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fence posts

Postby DOTTYDOTC » Sun May 25, 2008 7:59 pm

I have a 4 inch wooden fence post which is wobbly. When it is very widy it moves and the panel blows down. The post is concreted in so I can't drive a support in beside it. Has anyone got any ideas which don't involve digging it out and resetting it please?
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Postby rosebery » Sun May 25, 2008 11:31 pm

Either the post has rotted at ground level or the ground has shrunk away from the concrete so that the concrete itself is "wobbling".

If it's the first then your only solution is the one I suspect you don't really want to hear. Dig it all out and install a new one.

If it's the second you could widen the gap around the existing concrete hole and pour in some more. But that's much less than optimal and the solution remains dig it out and start again.

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Postby Bromley86 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:48 pm

Assuming the fence post has rotted at ground level, there is a metpost repair spike you can use - ~£6. No idea if it'll stand up to wind. Perhaps you'd need to dig out the rotted post and use a concrete-in metpost.
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