using western juniper logs for posts

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Old 10-09-07, 05:57 PM
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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?

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Old 10-10-07, 06:00 AM
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Cat,

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.
 
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