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05-14-08, 08:40 PM
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Posted By EMH1279

If you use the torque bar you will have no...

If you use the torque bar you will have no problem with roots or large rocks
05-14-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,450
Posted By EMH1279

I would get a one man little beaver, the...

I would get a one man little beaver, the hydraulic auger moves very slow and it has a real heavy head. The only advantage is that it has reverse. But since it moves so slow it will not dig in hard or...
02-22-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By EMH1279

We do alot of inside jobs and basement storage...

We do alot of inside jobs and basement storage lockers and we always use posts on plates with anchor bolts. They are usually 8 plus 1 and have never had a single problem with them holding. We even do...
11-18-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 34,795
Posted By EMH1279

if you use ss 40 and drive them in 3 foot you...

if you use ss 40 and drive them in 3 foot you don't need concrete. We use a Z ancor for the posts and only concrete the hinge post because that post might eventually turn in the ground from constant...
08-20-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By EMH1279

You won't be able to use the post because the...

You won't be able to use the post because the vinyl fence rails slide into the vinyl posts, so if you oversleeve the wood posts the rails will not be able to fit. Your going to have to pull the posts...
08-20-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 25,059
Posted By EMH1279

That is the problem with the box stores, they...

That is the problem with the box stores, they sell cheap wood and when people get quotes from a fence guy they think they are getting ripped off beacause they saw it at Lowes and it was cheap, well...
06-17-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,898
Posted By EMH1279

Then you can get wall mount hinges from your...

Then you can get wall mount hinges from your local fence supplier and attach them to the brick using anchor bolts
06-16-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,898
Posted By EMH1279

The easiest thing to do is go to yoour local...

The easiest thing to do is go to yoour local fence supplier and have 2 post made with 6x6 plates on them. Then you just mount the post to the concrete using anchor bolts.
06-10-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,543
Posted By EMH1279

Don't buy from home depot. If there posts are so...

Don't buy from home depot. If there posts are so thin that you need wood posts inside of them that should tell you something. I have installed hundreds of vinyl fences and never put a wood post...
06-09-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By EMH1279

The easiest way is to dig a hole next to the...

The easiest way is to dig a hole next to the posts that need to be removed and then pull the concrete ball into the new hole so it is easier to get out.
06-09-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,543
Posted By EMH1279

Why would you use wood posts? The whole point of...

Why would you use wood posts? The whole point of a vinyl fence is to eliminate the fence from rotten. If you put wood posts in the ground the will break off and eliminate the lifetime feature of the...
09-12-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,231
Posted By EMH1279

10'4 is the best spacing for split rail. You...

10'4 is the best spacing for split rail. You should get a chain saw and free hand the cuts, or you can just beat the rails in with a sledge hammer so you have the right amount sticking out of the...
07-21-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By EMH1279

Those prices are reasonable, they are very...

Those prices are reasonable, they are very similar to what I charge for Chain Link
06-05-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,038
Posted By EMH1279

Do the Gate posts have aluminum stiffeners in...

Do the Gate posts have aluminum stiffeners in them? If not the weight of the gate pulling on the posts will cause it to move. Because PVC has a hollow center it does not have the strength to hold the...
05-08-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,920
Posted By EMH1279

I would go with the one man auger. You can get a...

I would go with the one man auger. You can get a 9 or 12 inch bit depending on what you are setting
05-07-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,543
Posted By EMH1279

You can go to your local fence supplier and have...

You can go to your local fence supplier and have a post welded to a 6x6 plate and you would then fasten it with anchor bolts. Another option is to rent a core drill.
05-07-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,739
Posted By EMH1279

I would go with PT posts everytime I have put...

I would go with PT posts everytime I have put cedar in the ground it has rotted in less than 5 years. My suppliers will not even sell cedar posts because of this reason. You are going to get 20-25...
04-12-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By EMH1279

All you need with the core drill is a 10 to 12"...

All you need with the core drill is a 10 to 12" deep hole. I would try to come in a couple of inches from the edge to prevent the concrete from breaking away. The core drill uses water to cut with so...
04-07-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By EMH1279

Your best bet would be is to rent a Core Drill...

Your best bet would be is to rent a Core Drill and get a 6 or 7" bit. And then you would anchoring cement to secure the posts. The same stuff you would use on a railing. Your other option is to go to...
04-07-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By EMH1279

You need to go to a fence supplier to get 10'...

You need to go to a fence supplier to get 10' Steel Posts. A local home center will not carry them
10-23-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,477
Posted By EMH1279

The easiest way is to but the backers on the...

The easiest way is to but the backers on the backside of the post and then when you put the boards on they will be at the back half of the post. Another way is to toe nail the backers in between the...
10-21-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,284
Posted By EMH1279

Have any of you ever put a Cedar post in the...

Have any of you ever put a Cedar post in the ground? You will get 15 years out of a pressure treated post but not out of a Cedar post. Any time I used them in the past you go back to the job sit 5 or...
10-18-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,284
Posted By EMH1279

If you are putting cedar in the ground I wouldn't...

If you are putting cedar in the ground I wouldn't even bother, you will be lucky if you get 5 years out of those post.
10-18-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,338
Posted By EMH1279

If you are putting twist up on a 5ft high fence...

If you are putting twist up on a 5ft high fence you are asking for problems. There is a reason they only put twist on fences over 6ft high and that is because it is dangerous. You better hope the...
09-07-05, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By EMH1279

The best way to cut fence poles is to use a...

The best way to cut fence poles is to use a portable band saw. When I set my post I never set them to height as it just takes to long so you just go along afterwards with a string at the top mark...
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