Setting round wood post in soil

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Setting round wood post in soil

This fence is built of raw cedar wood. The fence itself is okay but the hut-like structure behind the fence needs to be replaced. The hut sits on 4 posts driven into soil. I would like to use pressure treated round wood fence posts (3.5" to 4" diameter) to replace them.

Since the posts are not load bearing, I wonder if I can rest the posts on 1/2" rebars embedded in concrete. So the plan is drill a 1/2" diameter hole 10" deep into the post, push a 2' long 1/2" rebar into the hole, pour epoxy and cure, and set the remaining length of the rebar in concrete below ground. Not good enough? Thank you.
 
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For something decorative like that I would think you would be fine doing your plan.

Or you could just skip the concrete and just buy longer posts and put them into the ground. Just make sure to use treated posts rated for ground contact.
 
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Thank you for the suggestion of direct burial of the post. Will do.
 
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