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Old 08-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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What Pound Bag Of Concrete For My Fence Posts

I sold a vinyl fence installation job yesterday.

What pound bag of concrete should be used to anchor the posts?

It is a large Windham privacy fence. I think the posts are four and three quarter inches (4-3/4") square by about ninety six inches (96") high.

I guessing that twenty four (24") inches of the post will be buried.

Hey, I know I am a professional cabinet maker, but with the economy being like this, I'm doing all that I can find to make a few dollars.

How hard could it be, installing a vinyl privacy fence?
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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so the easiest thing to do is just buy the 50lb bags that are called quikrete post mix. They are quite a bit more but set in about 5 min you can walk away from em. Use approx 2 per hole and dont fill to the top of the post leave some dirt in the top part of the hole so they can landscape it how they like later and not have a bunch of concrete pads in the yard. Also dont fill the inside of the post with concrete this just makes it harder to remove the post later in life for repairs and really doesnt matter for the strength of it. Where there are gates use the post stiffners. Dont use cheap hinges, always use the kind with the big bolt so it is adjustable and sturdy. Well thats just some suggestions.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:20 AM   #4
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Around here we put a 4 x 4 pt post inside the vinyl and set those in concrete.

The pt will give the posts the stength that they need to keep from blowing over.
I have never seen the vinyl sleeves just set into concrete.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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All of our posts get buried approximately 3' in 2 - 60lb bags of concrete.With a 12" hole - 3' deep that leaves 6"-8" of dirt on top.the dirt on top serves the landscape purpose , but more important ....when it freezes it helps hold that tube of concrete down.No need for wood inside them if you have a QUALITY post buried 3'
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dig 16" (aprox) diamater hole down 32". Tamp post plumb with aprox 20% or 4to 6in of dirt. Fill with aprox 1/2 gallon of water. Dump in one bag quikcrete 80lbs. Cover with dirt to soil lvl. enjoy!


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