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Old 07-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Questions about western red cedar.


Hey guys just have a few questions about putting up a western red cadar fence. Im using materials from hoover fence and also have a question our two about there products. Also I live in minneapolis minnesota and this will relate to a question later. Ill posts the questions up and if more info is need Just ask.
  1. I heard cedar should not be installed with cement as this causes premature rot is this true? If it is true then thats fine I have no problem with other solutions.
  2. If cement cant be used will pea gravel provide enough stability provided its buried deep enough? I actually prefer this method so basically just need confirmation from some experts that indeed I can place a 4x4 WRC posts with gravel going around it and it will be enough to keep the fence up .
  3. I live in minneapolis will 3 feet provide enough stability to a post thats gonna be 5 feet above ground, and will it be buried enough so the frost does not effect it? If not I can always go deeper.
  4. Hoover fence has something called a OZ post thats is basically a 36 inch anchor that goes into the ground so cement does not have to be used and basically I wanna know if these are strong enough to replace the cement method. (money is not a issue and anything that can help speed me up is always good )
I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this and reply and want to say thanks.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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I would use these http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053 and use 2-3/8 steal posts.

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I would use these http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053 and use 2-3/8 steal posts.

Sorry but I am sticking to western red cedar.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:39 AM   #4
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If you burry cedar in cement, or anything else that is essentially water tight it's going to rot. I don't know the product your mentioning but if it one of those stakes that you pound into the ground and then slide the post in; they work well but make sure there are holes in the bottom to drain water or it will rot completely out in about 3 years. I speak from experience
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These are the metal post holders I was talking about.


http://www.hooverfence.com/catalog/h...post/index.htm

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:43 AM   #6
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I have used similar. They will work just fine. Have fun with your fence.
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