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Old 08-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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reuse or use new concrette?

I had a wooden fence that was blocking half of my backyard but i dug it out and removed the posts, the posts still have the concrette on them. Now this may be a stupid question and probably already know the answer but in order to put it back up i will have to remove the exciting concrette that is on it right?


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How old are the post? If there over 10 years old I'd replace them, Old concrete does not like to stick to new.


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Old 08-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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I would break the old concrete off and check the posts for rot. You would just have to dig a bigger post hole to try to use the existing concrete collars and it will be hard to plumb and line up your posts with that mass around the base.

I used the dry method of setting post most of the time. Set your post. Add dry mix. Plumb and line the posts. Pour in water to cover.
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