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Old 01-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Fence posts/concrete

Hi, I am struggling by myself to concrete in some wooden fence posts (not ideal I know) for various reasons I am having to find novel ways of supporting the posts when I work and have decided to try and sort of jam the posts in with some shingle when I get the other posts/panels in line (the existing fence is all over the shop, so no easy line to follow...) ANYWAY....my question is; is it possible to mix the concrete up very thin mixture (lots of water) so that it will drain through the shingle and go off like that, rather than just pour it in dry (like it says on the packet) and risk having it just sit on top of the shingle...know what I mean? Any help/advice would me much appreciated! Thanks
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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Ayuh,... I'm missin' what you're doin' with the shingle,...

If you brace 'em 2 ways with pinned diagonals, What's the problem,..??
Dump in the dry mix, tamp, 'n water...

The post should be free standing before you even worry about the bag mix...
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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Try mixing just a bit of water with the concrete to get to the consistency where you can backfill the posts and tamp the concrete around the post with a shale bar. I've had good results doing it this way- one man can plumb the posts no problem. I'm stumped with the shingle thing too.
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