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The Best Laid Plans 
29th-May-2017 11:25 pm
It is amazing how the fence repair project can go awry when you discover that rather than replacing one post and two sections of fence, you actually need to replace three posts and three sections of fence.

We are still working on clearing out the ruins of the rotted out posts, all three of which were emphatically dead at the ground line. Getting the posts out was enough to put paid to one more section of fence as well.

All of the sections of fence have been demolished, nails removed, and the still-useful pickets separated from the ones that are rather the worse for the wear.

Sam will be coming back tomorrow to help me figure out how to sink the posts. If we can just get the posts in the ground and the cross beams up, nailing the pickets is going to be easy by comparison.

Sam has wondered if it would be easier to dig out the old concrete sleeves. I suspect that this is not the case. I hope that I am right...
30th-May-2017 11:16 am (UTC)
Since you are not using prefab fence panels, it should be possible to sink new posts adjacent to the existing sleeves. Just be sure you have one set of 2x4 stringers at the next-longer standard size so they will reach across the longer section you are going to wind up with.

You might also look into renting a post-hole auger from your local equipment rental place.
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