Concrete fence posts.......

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Hi all,

need a little help, I've got a 3ft high fence, concrete posts and wooden panel fences. The problem I have is the missus wants a 6 ft fence, is there any way of doing this without digging up the 3ft concrete posts?

Is there some sort of sleeve I could put round the post to take the height up to 6 ft?

Please dont make me dig up all those posts......... I'll hold you all responsible if she ends up buried underneath the patio...!!

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It can be done with a bit of work, the problem would be if you live in a high wind area and depend how deep the 3' concrete post is in the ground, might be a idea to have vent through fence panel type to take the pressure of the wind as well.

I have done mine at the back of the garden by making a slot out of wooden post which sit on top of the concrete to the same shape (you can cut the top of the concrete post with a angle grinder to square it off) then use a 5" wide decking forest pine carefully screw with rawlplug into the concrete post and use screw above the ex-post into the wooden post, you will need to do this both side, then make a cap to fit on top. It does look nice without having to see the concrete post. Mine was a 5' to 6' and I can't say for your 3' post which might or might not be acceptable specially if the ground is soft. I can post a photo later on if you're not sure.
 
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I've known someone who added 3 x 3 wooden post, bolted to the side of existing conc posts, with some success.
 

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could be if the post is the right size. just use it as a sleeve over the concrete and drill through it and the post and bolt through to hold it in position.
 
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