Fixing two fence posts

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  1. pattison87

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    Hello,
    I am putting up a fence along a boundary wall. There is an existing wall which is 600mm high and the neighbour wants the new fence to run down the middle of this. Therefore I have proposed concreting in a wooden posts on my side of the wall and then attaching another post to this, on top of the existing wall as it will then sit on the middle of the wall.

    My question is, what is the best method to use to fix the 2 100mm posts to each other?

    Hope this makes sense,

    Thanks
     
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    I'd be inclined to bolt the posts together for maximum strength. Use a stainless coach bolt with a counterbored nut and washer if you like.
    You may like to consider fixing the post that is running up the side of the wall to the brick work, using a frame fixer or similar if there is any movement......there will be a fair bit of leverage at the top of your posts when the job is done.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for that, coach bolt looks like a good idea. I was thinking of fixing into the brickwork, possibly using a masonry bolt on each post.
    Chris
     
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    wooden posts rot, which will be very tiresome when they are concreted in next to a wall.

    as you are using a spur method, consider putting concrete spurs in the ground, which will not rot. they have bolt holes to fasten your wooden post to.
     
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    Whats it got to do with the neighbour if it's your fence , just fix to your side.
     
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