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I used to soak my posts in old engine oil but have recently used a bitumen paint. I saw this product and wondered if anyone has used them? It's not terribly expensive so maybe worth a punt.

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Heat shrink sleeving for posts, sounds novel.
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Apparently it works quite well. Why not do both and soak in oil and then use the postsaver. I use old engine oil on woodwork and it seems to do a very good job but it isn't a total cure for rot.
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I'm sure i saw these (or something similar) at Blair Drummond Safari park on fences around enclosures.

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Post by Chippo1 »

Is there not a danger of water getting in the top as the timber shrinks with age !

Concrete fence post are the only real solution long term
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I agree, concrete posts are best. I found that as good as the protection was underground the bloody post would always snap at ground level. The stump would be quite sound when I pulled it out. I hate wooden posts with a passion but not as much as Metpost fixing that are effing useless.

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Post by Chippo1 »

I think it’s funny putting timber treatment on fences , when the bit treated above ground never rots.

As DWD says it is the bit at ground level always damp and in nice oxygen rich air that rots regardless , do fence treatment a waste of time , money and effort
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Yep, I have never painted a fence panel in my life.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Yep, I have never painted a fence panel in my life.

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Do you know, I don't think I have either.
And wooden fence posts always rot off. . .
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On a number of occasions I have been asked why I haven’t treated my fence ! I have to explain and I just get odd looks like I have just got out of the funny farm ( maybe I have mmm )
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Post by big-all »

wood rots at about 19% moisture more or less or constantly fluctuating it wont rot thats why fence posts' sheds at ground level and sheltered wood rot because it hovers around the 19% level for too long
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dewaltdisney wrote:
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I agree, concrete posts are best. I found that as good as the protection was underground the bloody post would always snap at ground level. The stump would be quite sound when I pulled it out. I hate wooden posts with a passion but not as much as Metpost fixing that are effing useless.

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If you read the blurb it states "Ground line rot and decay in the upper 150mm or 6” of the ground is the number one cause of Fence & Gate post failure". They claim this product eradicates this.
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Post by dewaltdisney »

Worth a try then. I accept that it is a major job to replace a run with concrete posts but they are usually fit once and forget.

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Post by Toria »

Tops of fence posts rot too if they're flat and catch water - got a few that have hollowed out.
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