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Old 03-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Oz Post fence posts instead of concrete poured?


Hi,

I live in Montreal, Canada. I currently have a frost type 5' fence in the backyard and want to install a 6' wood fence. I was looking into this Oz Post system: http://www.ozcobuildingproducts.com/Oz-Post.html

I was also wondering if anyone has used these and would like to have some sort of unbiased feedback.

Thanks for any comments.

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Personally, if you want your fence to last, concrete is the only way. I've seen this used on mailboxes...I even used it when I made my own lamp post with a 4x4, but for something that needs to be solid, like a fence, I wouldn't go that route. It would also be quite spendy. The one I used was almost $20.

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Oz posts are only good for short term realtor's signs.

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Thanks for the replies. Good to have unbiased info. One more thing I forgot to mention: the soil in my area is quite rocky.... Hence the reason I wanted to avoid digging. Someone used the Oz Posts in this area and said they worked well going in, but we have not seen the long term effcts yet.
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Thanks for the replies. Good to have unbiased info. One more thing I forgot to mention: the soil in my area is quite rocky.... Hence the reason I wanted to avoid digging. Someone used the Oz Posts in this area and said they worked well going in, but we have not seen the long term effcts yet.
I would think digging would be easier than pounding those posts in rocky soii. Even the 3 feet I went down with my post spike took forever....I couldn't imagine doing an entire fence that way.
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Hi,

I live in Montreal, Canada. I currently have a frost type 5' fence in the backyard and want to install a 6' wood fence. I was looking into this Oz Post system: http://www.ozcobuildingproducts.com/Oz-Post.html

I was also wondering if anyone has used these and would like to have some sort of unbiased feedback.

Thanks for any comments.

Frank
I've used them for several things. They are pretty much what you'd expect. Okay for some things, but I really don't think I'd ever use them for a permanent fence.

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