Screw a heavy wooden "fence panel" to concrete pos

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  1. Kingbroady

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    I've just used some existing decking boards as a fence panel and just need to know what screws and plugs to use, please?

    Should I screw to pieces of wood on first and then the panel to the wood, please?

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    is it a slotted post? Is there one each end of your "panel?"
     
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    The panel I've made is too large to slot down the existing grooves. It is only a width of 25/30 inches.
     
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    have you considered cutting the wood so it will fit, or is there something I've missed :confused:
     
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    The wood is too thick to slide down the grooves.
     
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    Plug/screw sizes?

    Anyone?
     
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    My fence has block pillars instead of posts and so I've screwed battens to the blocks and then screwed the panels to that just using standard long wood screws. I would have thought you'll want to do something similar, although what you've made sounds pretty heavy to me. Is it? That might be a problem whatever you do.
     
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    Plug/screw sizes?

    Anyone?
     
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    you have reinforcing rods in the posts you are unlikly to have much success and possibly a few damaged posts

    something like timber in the slots metal banding around the posts and screw through that
     
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    Can you not rebate it?
     
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    Fix a wooden plank to the post securely and strongly first then fix your panel to the wooden plank.
     
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    I'd be inclined to rebate it as mentioned above or fix some timber that will slot into the grooves to the ends of the panel - presumably you would have to cut the panel down to accommodate the added timber.
     

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