Setting poles


Old 06-14-05, 05:24 PM
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Setting poles

I'm building a "shed".
Thats what we call them in Mississippi.
Anyway ,I've got my strings pulled for my corners. ( 30' wide,outside walls)
The poles are app.10" in diameter and i'm gonna rough cut them at 12'.
I will be pulling a string and notching them later.
My first question is " How deep should the holes be?
Next would be " What diameter" if i'm setting in concrete?
I have a few more ? s.Later.
thanks 30' x 40' total of 9 poles
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Old 06-19-05, 07:10 PM
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If doing a Mississippi fence, they recommend as a standard that you set your fence posts about 6' - 8' apart from one another. The spacing of the posts depends on the type of fence, the terrain, the purpose of the fence. They recommend that posts be set approximately one third of their total length in the ground. This way the fence will to strong and maintain its appearance for a long time. Posts can be packed with dirt, concrete, or gravel. Depending upon how much force the fence will be sustaining, different materials can be used to pack the posts. Concrete is the strongest. If doing a building, I would tend to recommend the same guidelines. If you are in doubt, contact your local Dept. of Agriculture Extension Agent who is a wealth of info.
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