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Fitting Arris Rail to Mortice on Slope Using Closeboard and Concrete Posts

Postby diypride » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:06 am


I am erecting a section on a slope and want to use closeboard and concrete posts. The intention was to use morticed posts but I can't seem to find an arris rail bracket that will allow the arris rail to be set at the relevant angle in the post mortice to follow the level of the ground. Has anyone overcome this issue? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Postby tilehill72 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:13 am

Normally you would use a recessed concrete post like this : then you would "notch" the arris rail to suit the post and ground conditions.

If you felt the arris rail was weakened by notching you could go for a cant rail instead and avoiding cutting away parts of the rail.
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Postby FInalFencing » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:39 pm

If you use mortised posts and the slope is severe you often find you can't stand the post upright. The shaped rail will pinch in the mortise.
To overcome this I generally shave the end rail a ittle more - either with an adze or saw,
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