Fixing fence posts to concrete path

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  1. Rob29

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    Hi

    I'm looking to secure a 3ft high fence to a concrete path and was gonna use the metpost system but have heard it isnt very sturdy under high winds...so if I use a Kango and knock up some of the concrete how much do I take up and what is then the best way to secure the posts into the ground.

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    Do you live in a windy location? 3 foot high isn't particularly high, the question is, how thick the existing concrete?
     
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    Hi
    Thanks for the reply.

    The area is between 2 houses and acts as a bit of a wind tunnel at times also the concrete was laid by the council years ago so im guessing its only 3-4 inches at best
     
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    for a 3 feet high post you want to get at least a foot underground, but more would be better. concrete them in
     
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    ok ta

    but how wide should I make the hole? As wide as if I was putting the post into soil? Bearing in mind that this concrete path runs onto the neighbours side too
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    pretty much the same
     

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