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Old 12-04-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Crooked Fence - Grrrrrr

Alright, so I rented an auger and had someone help me dig the holes and cement 10 galvanized posts into the ground for my fence. We tied a string from one end to the other when we started so we can use it as a straight line reference.

Well, the string must have loosen up while we were working because the fence is now crooked. It was to meet up with an existing fence but it is way off. I get to delete 'replace fence' from my list and add 'replace fence, again'.

Anybody have any ideas of how to straighten the posts? The only thing I can think of is remove the rails with the pickets attached(remove pickets that connect 2 rails) and use shovel to dig a vertical hole alongside the cement. With some help raise the post just enough to slide it into correct position. This time making sure that the string is nice and tight.

Any other ideas?


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Old 12-04-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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Your idea of moving the posts wouldn't be too bad, if it is only one or two posts.

If the posts are off sufficiently to allow for it, you could cut off the posts and install new ones next to or in front of them. Either way, you are in for some additional work.


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