propping up a sagging fence

Old 09-14-07, 11:23 AM
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propping up a sagging fence

Looking for some input here.

On my property, next to the sidewalk is a 3' high retaining wall. I have an existing wooden fence that is staked in the ground, right against the retaining wall. Unfortunately, one of the main posts is rotting and leans against the retaining wall at a 30 degree angle. So the two sections of fence are hanging over the sidewalk at this point.

Although I really need to replace the full 50' length of fence on this side of my property, I need a quick fix to shore up this post and make the fence stand straight up again. I want to get it temporarily fixed for the fall and winter, and properly fix this problem next spring.

Can anyone suggest a fix just for now?

Old 09-14-07, 08:05 PM
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I'ld replace the entire fence now since you know it's going to have to be done anyway. Lumber prices are what they are now, and I'm sure they won't be any LESS next spring!!

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