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Old 01-28-2016, 07:10 PM
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Lightbulb Fence Post bracing system - For sturdy fence posts

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I developed a new sytem to hold my garden fence posts.

Pictures: My fence post bracing system


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Old 01-28-2016, 07:42 PM
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Why not just buy a longer post and use a post hole digger and set in in ground. Cheaper than that metal thing I bet.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:03 PM
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There are lots of reasons to not dig holes and set permanant posts.
It just depends on the exact situation and goals
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:27 AM
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What I'm looking at is all the hardware that's being used on the horizontal members. WT? Those brackets, 4 per panel, do a great job of holding up the 2X4, but do little to help the integrity of the fence. I would have used 1X4 for the horizontal member, and nailed or screwed them to the outside of the post. My guess is that would have made it plenty strong at a fraction of the price.


This looks like an experiment in how much expensive hardware you can include in making a fence.

Those post brackets are what you use to put up a mailbox, if you can't dig a hole and back-fill with concrete. My neighbor used one. He liked it, because his wife was prone to knocking over the mailbox with her mini-van. It does a good job of breaking away without doing damage to the fender. That worked so well, that she demanded that he buy her a Jaguar. So now there's a spiffy white Jag in the drive, and he's out every whipstitch putting the mailbox back up.

I personally would have kept the mini-van and put in a bigger, more solid post then put a large rock behind it that she could see in the rear-view-- lot cheaper.
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Ever notice how that particular OP always starts threads linking to his blog, then never answers questions or participates in the follow-up discussion?
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