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Cheapest 400 foot fence that is economical and good looking?

Cheapest 400 foot fence that is economical and good looking?


Old 02-16-21, 03:25 PM
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So, I had to perform a related task today which made me realize just how hard the ground is.

It was so muddy that my AWD Subaru got stuck.....BUT that was not enough to drive a stake in.

I have an area off of a gravel road that runs through my property. The community (No HOA) is in the process of putting down more gravel....but in the meantime people are running through my grass and everyone else's to get through potholes.

I planned on putting metal T-posts down to stop this but used anything that I had at my disposal. I had tiki torch stakes which refuse to go in the ground but rather bend if forced with an engineering hammer.

I have wooden 2 inch x 2 inch posts (or similar size) that are sharpened. If I try to put these more than one inch in the ground the post splits.

That is some hard ground!.

What sort of tool would I need to ensure that I can get my t-posts into the ground. I don't mind spending the money on a tool as long as it is mine and I can afford it as stated below.

My research leads me to believe that a "rotary hammer drill" or some sort of auger could work? Any idea what to do in that case? Would it still be be a post hole digger or the fence post driver?

BTW HAL_S where do you see that post hole digger for a buck??


Thanks again!
Old 02-17-21, 08:26 AM
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That is some hard ground!.
Could be frozen. What have your temperatures been?
Old 02-17-21, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jj94auto
BTW HAL_S where do you see that post hole digger for a buck??
Not the post hole digger they're about ~$30 usually

70 in. Tamper Head Digging Bar by Atlas
Useful to install for fence posts and prying stones
Hardened carbon steel ensures durability and strength
Designed to dig deep holes and cut through hard soil
Atlas 70 in. Tamper Head Digging Bar-GXB-441 - The Home Depot
Old 02-17-21, 10:22 AM
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That has to be a typo, the one I have cost somewhere between $10-$20 5-10 years ago.

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