Originally Posted by helpless handyman
Hi everyone, I want to install a privacy vinyl fence on the back of my house. The back is all poured concrete, maybe 4-6 inc. What would be the best way to cut into the concrete to bore the holes? Also does one put pressure treated 4X4 post into the concrete first then slip in the plastic columns once the concrete has cured? Need some tips on how to get this done. I will only be installing like (5) 6ft sections. Thanks
You might want to look into the cost of getting the concrete professionally bored out in the locations that you want and ths size and depth that you wish.
You can also look into renting a concrete/stone bore machine.
Example of machines:
I believe that most composite post manufactures allow you to use the posts with or without PT 4x4 's in them.
You could install the vinyl sleeves over the PT Posts (after the concrete and PT work). This would help to protect their finish, however, then you would need to attach them to the 4x4 with screws or other.
Here are links that direct - to install the hollow posts into the concrete, to allow the concrete to enter the hollow area of the posts:
Hope this helps...