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 Post subject: Concrete fence posts
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:01 am 
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Hello.

I'm looking at fitting a 3ft fence with a 6" gravel board, the concrete post options seem to be aimed at burring the post 1/3 of the total fence length underground, the issue I have is does this mean if I add a 6" gravel board I have to use the next post size up which look to be (5ft9) on most suppliers, which would mean I have to either cut the posts down or place them deeper in the ground? or does the gravel board add support and not count towards the total fence height?

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 Post subject: Re: Concrete fence posts
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For a three foot fence I'd say you'd be ok with buried slightly less but no less than a foot deep, the deeper the better. What style of panel are you fitting?

If solid deeper is better, if it has gaps then it should be ok.

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The depth is there because the wind resistance of the panel can take a lot of pressure at times so the deeper the foundation the better. You fence being shorter in height will create less of a wind resistance so with a goof concrete fill in the ground it should be okay. I usually pack a bit of rubble in with the mix to support the post as it goes off.

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Thanks, I think i'll stick with the shorter posts then considering the panels arn't solid and there's a good chunk of bushes either side to block the wind that will remain there.


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