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Old 04-12-2014, 05:34 AM  
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Default Floating deck why not floating fence?

I was watching this video as he doesn't put cement around the posts. Could this be done with fence posts as well? Seems like a good way to avoid rot?



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http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=define+%22floating+d eck%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Because fences are supposed to keep animals and people out or in and a fence that begins and ends within sight does not do a good job of this?


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Never did put cement around any post we set on the farm and they lasted several years.

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We just used treated posts on the farm (creosote back in the day)) to get about 10 years use from them.

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Just make sure you buy the right treatment for the posts.
http://www.pinetimberproducts.com.au/d59/treated-pine/h3h4-cca-treated-pine/

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So the concrete around the base of the post is not important?

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No, if you can get the post stiff without it.

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I always use concrete.
Maybe if I tamped down the soil with a 2x4 pushrod and a sledge hammer I could get away with only soil but it seems to me that with only soil the rest of the fence is holding each post vertical rather than the post base.

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I always use concrete.
Maybe if I tamped down the soil with a 2x4 pushrod and a sledge hammer I could get away with only soil but it seems to me that with only soil the rest of the fence is holding each post vertical rather than the post base.
What do you think is holding your post with a lump of concrete on it?
I have seen a fence blown over with a good wind, concrete and all, the soil was saturated , almost mud.
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I have seen a fence blown over with a good wind, concrete and all, the soil was saturated , almost mud.
Well, if you choose to build a fence that resembles the sail on a schooner, you should consider a better keel.


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