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Erecting Fence : obtuse corners with concrete posts?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by robhellfire, 14 Jun 2017.

  1. robhellfire

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    Hello ladies and gents,

    I've been draughted by my sister to install a fence across the bottom of their garden but there's two elements that I'm unsure on.

    I'll be installing a post in direct(ish) contact with the neighbours fence which runs further away from the property than on our side.

    This run with go 6mtr then I need to change direction by about 30 degrees to run another 2.1Mtr and meet the outside of a 90degree corner post (again concrete). How do I make a 30 degree corner if it's possible with one post (or butting two together at an angle but that sounds a bit ugly) and how do I terminate against an existing post considering there'll most likely be a lump of concrete under the ground stopping me installing another against it?

    *If the 30degree corner is an issue I can run straight and make it a 90 to run back to the existing post mentioned but I'll have to get creative around a big tree...

    Sorry for my horrible explanation and thanks for any advice :)


    Rob
     
  2. Ian H

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    I think you will get the 30deg with a single post, the 2.1 will be a pain if a gap to fill.
     
  3. robhellfire

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    Thanks Ian,

    You don't happen to know if you can drill and plug concrete posts? thinking I can make a receiving timber so the existing corner I mentioned holds our panel (with consent of the owner of course).

    Concerned it might allow more water ingress and rust of the reinforcement bars..


    Rob
     
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    posts are not very substantial. Drilling one may increase the risk of starting a crack. Some are made with pre-cast holes formed in the factory with plugs, for bolts or wires.
     
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