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Screw a heavy wooden "fence panel" to concrete pos


 
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Kingbroady

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:59 am Reply with quote

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?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:39 am Reply with quote

is it a slotted post? Is there one each end of your "panel?"
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:46 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:53 am Reply with quote

have you considered cutting the wood so it will fit, or is there something I've missed icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:34 am Reply with quote

The wood is too thick to slide down the grooves.
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Kingbroady

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:41 am Reply with quote

Plug/screw sizes?

Anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:50 pm Reply with quote

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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Kingbroady

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:10 pm Reply with quote

Plug/screw sizes?

Anyone?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:22 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:37 pm Reply with quote

Kingbroady wrote:
The wood is too thick to slide down the grooves.

Can you not rebate it?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:06 pm Reply with quote

Fix a wooden plank to the post securely and strongly first then fix your panel to the wooden plank.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:30 pm Reply with quote

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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