using western juniper logs for posts

Old 10-09-07, 04:57 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 3
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Smile using western juniper logs for posts

Want to make use of juniper-cedar logs on my property from trimming & cutting down dead trees. How deep do my holes need to be if I want the fence posts to be about 6' high and to keep most of the cattle OUT. The logs are 8-12'' across. I'll fill holes with cement. First 100 feet is sandy/loamy and it will be a long time before I get any farther than that....: )

Also will that machine you have been referring to on other posts (the one at home depot for rent) make the size holes I need for this project?

Old 10-10-07, 05:00 AM
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 8,670
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post

They'll probably last about as well as a dimensional lumber post of cedar or PT fir, or a little longer because of their added diameter.

The auger that HD rents probably has an 8" bit. That's not large enough for what you have. Go to a rental yard. You'll need a 18" hole, and that isn't going to happen with a hand held machine.

Another option would be to find a tractor or digging service in the Yellow Pages or the service directory of your local newspaper.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: