Concrete corner-post problem

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  1. dougalthedog

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    I have a closeboard fence at the bottom of the garden that was made using slotted and morticed concrete posts that take 3 arris rails.

    I now want to replicate this fence up the left hand side of the garden and so join with the existing fence at 90 degrees.

    The problem I have is that the existing fence was errected with an intermediate post at the point where the 2 fences will join. I have been told that a corner post should have been used but as it wasn't I would like to know is anyone has any better ideas than digging up and replacing the existing post.
     
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    cut the mortces yourself, easy to do. mark them out then cut most away ith a larger drill bit, then clean up with a sharp chisel. It should cut failry easily, if you can only go so deep then shorten the end on the arris rail to suit. i often have to do it as not all fences are that staright forward.
     
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    Thank you for your most helpful suggestion. I have an old cracked post that I will practice on first
     
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    ?on a reinforced concrete post?
     
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    Doh, sorry dont try this at home. try reading the bloody post properly first....missed the concrete bit! :rolleyes: Still if you do manage to do it can you post some pictures! :LOL:

    please refer back to wabbitpoos answer! :LOL:
     
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    If I'm reading right, can you not put in a timber on the opposite side of the slot and with screws from the fence panel side, most of the concrete have screw holes then the arris rail fix to the timber at the back or is the answer still nope :LOL:
     
  8. dougalthedog

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    I had thought about drilling 2 or 3 holes into the existing concrete post and rawlbolting on a timber cut with a slot and mortices.
    Has anyone got an opinion on this plan – bearing in mind I only have a bog-standard 240v hammer drill
     
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    Could you screw thick noggins of timber on to the concrete corner post and then screw the arris rails on to the noggins?

    Or even better, could you find some chunky L shaped aluminium and use that instead of noggins?
     
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    make it easy on yourself and just dig up the old post and replace with the correct type of post it will save you trouble in the long run.rawl plug and drilling is liable to split the post
     
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    nnikjo, may i suggest you read the date before you post, he has probably done it now since has asked back in 2007

    forum rule 8
     

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