Rotting fences make bad neighbors
June 27, 2008 2:49 PM Subscribe
I am shoring up a sagging fence that I will help replace in a year. The original posts are not in cement and are rotting at the base. I'm trying to figure out how to attach some support posts.
1) I am trying to put in those metal posts (not chainlink) that are used to build wire fences, and use them to support the sagging fence.
a. How do I get those green metal posts in the ground? Do I pound them in? Dig a hole adjacent to the rotting post? There are a lot of roots in the soil from an adjoining pine tree.
b. Is there a good webpage or a youtube that shows how to use those channel lock fence tool/pliers? I have got it partially figured out, but could use some tips.
c. Should I need to use guy wires to hold the fence up, how do I cheaply tension the baling wire, and what should I use as an anchor? Rebar stakes?
Thanks. I obviously didn't grow up on a farm...
I'm attaching the floppiest part of the fence to our adjoining shed with stranded 20 gauge baling wire. I know from perusing earlier threads
that there are some serious load tying geeks out there and I hope to hear from you.