Postcrete for a lamp post base

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  1. Malcolm Durnford

    Malcolm Durnford

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    Hi
    I am just about to put in an old Victorian lamp post which needs to be buried approximately 2ft into the ground with a concrete jacket.

    I was planning to use postcrete for ease, but I reckon I will require four bags. Should I use one bag at a time and allow it to set before adding another or put it all in as one?
     
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    How tall is this lamp post, do you have a link?

    Andy
     
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    Makes no difference, you are just filling a hole with something solid, its not structural as such so monolithic construction is not required
     
  5. Malcolm Durnford

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    Including the lamp approximately 12ft tall
     
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    set a little at the bottom to secure it and then fill it completely
     
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    You could secure with postcrete as suggested and fill the rest with concrete to save some money.
     
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    Might be handy to know, i was in Toolstation today and they had postcrete on offer on the shop. Might only be local though
     
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