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Old 03-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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3 years ago I had a cedar fence installed (6' height x 90' width - appx. 9' 5" sections), and now after 2 winters in Wisconsin it is leaning and uneven. After reading this forum I know now that the post should be 10' posts instead of the 8' posts that were used.

My question is, I was planning on replacing the posts with 10' posts (12 posts) and placing them at the proper depth and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions / tips for how to make it a successful and somewhat quick project.

The fence sections are connected on the sides of the posts not the back (if that makes sense) so the spacing between the new sections has to be close or near perfect.

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I don’t know that I would replace the post. If your 2’ in the ground you could dig out around what you have and pour another sack or two around what you have creating a “wider footprint” of concrete.

I’m more concerned with 9 ’ between the post than the post themselves.

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I know 9-1/2 is beyond where it should be at this point, but there is nothing I can really do about that aspect. What main problems could occur from the s[ace being 9-1/2?
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I know 9-1/2 is beyond where it should be at this point, but there is nothing I can really do about that aspect. What main problems could occur from the s[ace being 9-1/2?
A sagging fence.
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Is the problem that the posts are loose in the ground - or are the posts deteriorating? I like metal posts rather than wood - anchored in concrete.
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The post are loose in the ground (which is about 80% clay).

As for the sagging fence, the cross boards are 2 x 4 so they are not the smaller size that places sell. So hopefully it won't sag
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You need concrete on those post.

I use 90-120 lbs (4-6 bucks a post).

Some may say overkill, I say solid.

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