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Old 08-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Has anyone heard of and used Secure Set SP instead of concrete for setting fence posts? If this stuff works this will change the industry. It may be a little more expensive but will save lots of labor costs. They use it to set utility poles so why not fence posts. They have been around for several years and it doesn't seem to have caught on yet. I was just wondering what the down side might be.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Has anyone heard of and used Secure Set SP instead of concrete for setting fence posts? If this stuff works this will change the industry. It may be a little more expensive but will save lots of labor costs. They use it to set utility poles so why not fence posts. They have been around for several years and it doesn't seem to have caught on yet. I was just wondering what the down side might be.

to be honest, spending $15+ for bags for concrete that sets in 20-40 minutes is a waste of money for residential fencing applications.



after you dig your holes, throw your pea stone, compact your pea stone, set your post plumb and in position.....we always put rocks on all sides of the post, use the tamper side on the angelo bar and tamp the rocks against the base----that post is so stiff from the compression that pouring concrete in the hole just becomes a formality. I can drive by fencing jobs that we have done years and years ago and they are still perfectly plumb and aligned....

we use the same stones that we dig out... what we don't use gets thrown out

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Here's a video on how it works.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yahHqaY...%3DyahHqaYI6xM


I'm more interested in those poles he used to plumb up the post. I thought that was pretty slick
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Here's a video on how it works.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yahHqaY...%3DyahHqaYI6xM

I'm more interested in those poles he used to plumb up the post. I thought that was pretty slick
Wow pretty cool cali. Thanks for tip
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Seems like it's basically the same two part foam that is used for flotation in boats. I have used it in a couple of boat resto projects.

Bad thing about it is, even though it is closed cell foam it will absorb water over time. If the post hole does not have excellent drainage the foam will basically turn into a sponge.

I've torn out enough soggy foam to stay away from it.
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Oh, and why go the expensive foam route when you can buy a bag of fast setting concrete for $4?
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Is this SPAM? First post asking about a product?!?!
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Nope. Not spam. Just curious if this stuff actually works like it says. Thanks Curapa, that pretty well answers my question.

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I want to know how the pull test is more. Wouldnt that rely on the ground, not the foam or concrete?
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I called the company, gave them all my info and asked for a sample to do a few posts but the salesman came back with a price list without sending me a sample, so that told me it was not worth it.

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