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Fixing fence posts to concrete path


 
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Rob29

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:53 pm Reply with quote

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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Rob
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:41 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:34 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:11 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:11 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:53 am Reply with quote

pretty much the same
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