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Concrete Post Extenders

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by psarinuk, 11 Jun 2018.

  1. psarinuk

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    Hi,

    We live in a mid-terrace house with 6 ft high fence on both sides but concrete posts that are 5 ft on one side and 3 feet on other (please refer to attached pics).

    I do not wish to remove the posts (set in concrete) and install new ones. Could someone please advise some suitable options for extending the concrete posts?

    Ideally I would like to put solar lamps on top of extended posts (but not mandatory).

    Thanks in advance. 20180605_210915.jpg 20180605_210906.jpg
     
  2. Tigercubrider

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    you can buy posts up to about 10'.
    to be safe, you need 25% in the ground ( 8 foot post makes a 6 foot fence)

    changing the posts can be hard but using the post as a lever may help, I'd also look into a farm jack
     
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    Psar,
    As you do not want to remove the concrete posts and as concrete , I would buy some "Slotted Wood Fence Posts" that I would cut in length to match the missing length and tap them down between the two fences until resting on the concrete to fill the gap.
    I would then screw the two fence panels to the wood post.

    They would add no strength (as simply sitting on-top of the concrete posts), but would be a quick fix to fill the gaps.

    Links here:
    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-H-S...gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNCm07G5y9sCFU0y0wod8EEMCw
    and
    https://www.google.com/search?q=slotted+wood+fence+posts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab
    SFK
     
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  5. Tigercubrider

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    ok
    so you could easily make something that was similar.
    If it was me I'd use timber that nearly touched the ground, hiding the concrete post. It would be stronger than shown and could be tailor made to fit each post and each side.
     
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    I'd use some feather edge cause I'm tight.
     
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    Thanks for your replies folks. I can see some light at the end of a tunnel (and no its not an oncoming train)

    So I like this idea to use Feather Edge timber from top to bottom (covering the concrete fence post).
    Am I correct in assuming that I would need to make a U shaped cover to overlap the concrete post fully?
    Do I do that with a slim Arris fence rail on the edges?
     
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    You could make ones the same as you linked with some basic treated 2x1 and 5 or 6x1
     
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    No Ian, the link I sent has extenders that sit on top of concrete post. Now going for full cover of concrete post (on top and a small edge on both sides)
     
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    3x1 and 7x1 then? I think they will look bulky covering the concrete post.
     
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    Let me visit my local yard to see what I can find. Will update soon, many thanks again.
     
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    Don't forget to do what I never do, measure the posts before you go :LOL::LOL:(y)
     
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