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    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 11th Oct 18, 12:08 PM
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    wobbly fence
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    • 11th Oct 18, 12:08 PM
    wobbly fence 11th Oct 18 at 12:08 PM
    Hi,

    We have a wobbly wooden panel fence (3 rotten posts below ground level). Fence is 10 years old, posts are bog standard square wooden posts (maybe 10x10cm)

    Can we just replace the posts, without replacing the panels? I kind of like the aged look of the panels.

    If yes, can you give me an indicative cost, inlcuding labour? We are in the south west. Would 200-300 do it, or am i way off?

    Thank you,

    Mike
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    • alanobrien
    • By alanobrien 11th Oct 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 1:33 PM
    Easy fix with a concrete repair spur. Dig a hole next to the post, bolt the spur to the post and concrete in place. You can then paint the spur to match the post.

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Fence-Concrete-Repair-Spur---75mm-x-100mm-x-1200mm/p/542503

    Had a couple done in the south east last year 120 all in.
    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 11th Oct 18, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 3:02 PM
    thank you. What do you use to dig the cement out? I doubt a mattock would work
    • NeverInDebt
    • By NeverInDebt 11th Oct 18, 5:12 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 5:12 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 5:12 PM
    Personnel I would replace the posts. I seen a tip how to remove old posts with concrete on youtube using a car jack or trolley jack


    Last time I removed old post I did it manually but I definitely give this a try next time.



    Its very easy to put wooden posts in with postcrete later
    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 11th Oct 18, 6:55 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 6:55 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 6:55 PM
    Thank you. Any idea of the cost involved? Wouldn't want to do it myself
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
    Personnel I would replace the posts. I seen a tip how to remove old posts with concrete on youtube using a car jack or trolley jack

    Last time I removed old post I did it manually but I definitely give this a try next time.

    Its very easy to put wooden posts in with postcrete later
    Originally posted by NeverInDebt
    No harm in giving it a try, but the post in the video wasn't in concrete.

    I use a Screwfix 50 SDS demolition drill, which has paid for itself over and over in the last few years. Still takes time if the post is well supported.


    Postcrete is convenient, but this is MSE, and for the price of a few sticks you can do the same job at 1/4 of the price with a dry mix.
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:38 AM

    If yes, can you give me an indicative cost, inlcuding labour? We are in the south west. Would 200-300 do it, or am i way off?
    Originally posted by MSaxp
    I'm in the South West and 200 buys me more than a day's work, but this isn't a posh area.

    I'd say 30 labour per post + the posts + concrete + travel.



    200 would be over the top here in the country, but it might cost you that in town. Don't pay 300!
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 12th Oct 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 9:15 AM
    ok, i guess i will ask for a quote before getting my SDS drill out (i will still need a chisel bit).
    • alanobrien
    • By alanobrien 13th Oct 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 3:30 PM
    thank you. What do you use to dig the cement out? I doubt a mattock would work
    Originally posted by MSaxp
    The person who did it used an electric powered breaker to remove the existing concrete then fit the posts and re concreted in position.
    Took less than an hour per post.
    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 13th Oct 18, 3:37 PM
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    I was quoted 50 per post, which sounds reasonable to me.

    Thank you all for the advice.

    Mike
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