I am trying to remove my old fence and build a new fence.
I have few fence posts piers that are in great shape. However, the fence post itself has rotted. For these few fence post piers, I was able to fully extract the rotted fence posts. Now, I can easily slip in a new fence post without any issues.
The fence post piers that I have go about 5 feet deep. Because of this it makes it difficult to simply remove the piers themselves. Considering I can now just slip in a new fence post, I was wondering the following:
What would be the best way to secure the fence post in the pier to make it sturdy and to not wobble in the fence post pier? Someone in the past suggested to put silicon between the cracks, but I am not sure what silicon I could use or even if that would be advisable? Others, have said to put concrete between the cracks of the fence post pier and the fence post itself? However, concrete is sort of thick. I am not sure it would go easily between the cracks. The fence posts fit quite snug, but still are a bit loose.
For a few other fence posts, I have broken off the fence post, and now the wood is stuck in the fence post pier itself. Is there anyway to remove the wood from the concrete? Like drill out the wood from the fence post pier? Somehow break up the wood in the fence post pier? Or somehow put something into the wood that will grab the wood and pull it out? Any good ways to do this?
Look forward to everyone's input.