Replacing wooden fence posts.
April 24, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
I need some advice for DIY replacement of a wooden fence.
posted by Durin's Bane to home & garden (4 answers total)
I've got a 6' tall, old wooden fence that has started to weaken in places. In particular, some of the fence posts have rotted at ground level. Unfortunately for me, they are sunk about 2' in concrete. I've managed to dig one up completely and now have a big hole there.
1) Do non-corner posts need to be sunk in concrete?
2) The hole from the previous post is pretty wide right now. What's the best way to get it back to the right size (and compact enough) for concrete if that's the suggestion?
3) I have at least two more posts that need to be replaced. Should I dig up the concrete or just shift the positions of the new posts?
4) If the new wood is already pressure-treated, do I need to apply anything else, above ground or below?
I'm in central Texas, so not much of a frost line to worry about. Also, I don't have a post hold digger, just a shovel. Will I need to spend $50 on one just for three posts?