Making already placed post, removable?

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Old 09-11-18, 08:43 AM
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Making already placed post, removable?

I have a section of fence that I would like to be able to remove on rare occasion (probably once a year at most) so that I can get through with a truck. The problem is that the fence is already installed with the wood posts set in concrete. Is there anything on the market that would allow for me to cut the post, say 6 or so inches above the ground and then re-install the top? I'm envisioning some sort of heavy metal sleeve that can be bolted to both sections and hold it all together. Or any other ideas?

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Old 09-11-18, 08:48 AM
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I imagine it would be easier to remove the panel between the posts.... not the posts themselves.
 
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Old 09-11-18, 08:54 AM
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I would cut about a 1 foot square out of the concrete where the post is and cement a steel sleeve in the ground for the post and make it flush with the surrounding concrete, then your post will drop into the sleeve and can be lifted out when you need access. Had that setup for getting my boat out and it worked great for 20 years I lived there.
 
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What sort of fence is it? Plastic, wood? Solid pickets or ofset (breeze through)?
Is it a continuous run or is it made up of post and pre-made panels?

Do you need to revmove the post to fit, or can you fit the truck between two posts?
If you can fit BETWEEN posts, then, depending on how the fence is attached to the posts you could either make one fence section lift up and out, or make one fence section hinged like a gate.
 
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A picture or two of the fence would b e helpful..... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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I need to go right through the middle which is right where the post is.
 
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Old 09-11-18, 12:57 PM
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If you look at the horizontal furring on the fence..... doesn't it stop behind the post ?
Those look like standard fence pieces that are screwed to the posts.

Hmmmm...... but you need to something with the post.
That will require the removal of two sections of fence also.
 
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Old 09-11-18, 02:52 PM
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Install a removable post on each side of the existing post. Cut the existing post flush with the top of the ground. Will not look the best, but will solve your problem.
 
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After seeing the pic. you might consider making 2 gates and put one of these latches on them. http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Dro.../dp/B000AQIAOC
 
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