A wooden fence ensures the privacy of your home and yard, keeps your pets safe, and can be a beautiful thing in itself. But a wooden fence is not as beautiful – or functional – if one of the fence posts is bent, broken, rotten, or otherwise damaged. Even worse, a wooden pole that doesn’t do its job can shake the rest of the fence.
Replacing a wooden fence post and keeping the rest of the fence intact requires some patience and surgical precision. But replacing the column is a very cheap project that can save the rest of the fence.
Following are the steps
1. Isolate fence from old post
Internal installation:- Go to the fence rail. To loosen the fence panel, tap the fence panel with a hammer. Click on the bottom of the fence railing panel. Use the helper to set the panel aside: set it aside. Place this on the panel on the other side of the damaged column.
Front mounting:- Move to the side of the fence panel. Reach the top of the fence panel and tilt down slightly. With an assistant, corner everyone and set the panel aside. Repeat the panel on the other side of the damaged column.
2. Disconnect Old Fence Post
Keep the column as high as possible in gloves. Pull your spine back and forth. If you can rotate the column at least 90 degrees, you should be able to remove it. Since the base of the fence post is embedded in heavy concrete, you may need help removing it.
You may need to loosen the concrete foundation by digging around it. Use a narrow spade to cut everything around the base to try and cut out the roots of trees or plants. Do not use the shovel as an arm. If the base is loose, try loosening it again and pull the rod out of the hole.
3. Dig a new pit
When the old post is removed, the hole in the fence post may have partially collapsed. In many cases, you can use a narrow shovel to remove the soil.
First place the plastic or tarpaulin and then remove the dirt on them. Dig a distance of at least 16 to 24 inches or more from the ice line in your area. For sandy or soft soils, add another 30 inches deep. A good rule of thumb is that in good soil, the hole should be dug to a depth equal to 1/2 the height of the column above the ground – so at a six-meter pole, dig a meter deep into good soil.
Drill a hole diameter three times the pole diameter. Therefore, the hole in a 3–3 / 4 inch diameter column should be approximately 11–1 / 4 inches.
Sometimes the hole collapses so much that you have to dig a new hole. Instead of digging, use an excavator to dig a deep hole.
4. Apply gravel
If there is no gravel in the hole, place one or two bags of gravel on the bottom of the hole. If there is already gravel in the hole, just add one bag, otherwise the gravel may be sufficient.
5. Set New Post in Hole
Insert a new fence post into the hole. Place the fence along with the level. Two or four pieces of nails as a support at the bottom of the post to keep it straight.
6. Fill Hole With Dry Concrete
Check the steering column again. Open the quick-release concrete bag and fill the hole until the concrete is approximately 7 cm below ground level.
7. Add Water to Concrete
Put clean water on top of the dry mixed concrete. Use 1 gallons of water for 50 pounds of concrete. Let the concrete harden for more than an hour. Remove the wooden brackets. Lay the ground over the concrete.
8. Attach Fence to New Post
Internal Attachment:- Go to the side of the fence rail. Connect new galvanized fence rail brackets to the new fence post and to two adjacent posts. Lift the fence panel and place it on the brackets. Secure the panel to all brackets with nails or screws.
Front Attachment:- Go next to the fence panels. Nail or screw the fence panels directly to the front.
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