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Old 09-19-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Fence ready to fall


2 panels attached to one post pulled away due to weight of my favorite vine. More photos to follow. The neighborhood loves this vine when it flower. Estimates from 2 fence companies are $385 & $245.


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The entire length of fence is covered with these flowers in February

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Estimates from 2 fence companies are $385 & $245.
With that much weight hanging off of it I'd drill and through bolt the panels back to the post.
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Are the posts still straight, are they set in concrete.
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Its pulled about 12Ē away from post. I didnít realize posts are so expensive. I hate to cut the vine down but may need to. A young guy was able to push panels back to post but it took effort. I canít do that. Im on a sand ridge and the fence co puts posts in sand so wind doesnt break them off. An engineer friend said put a posts in concrete. I get strong winds here.

I think money matters more than flowers so if I sadly cut the vine down I wonder if I could push it back to post and screw it in place.

Theres another spot on end of fence where it pulled loose 2Ē. What length screw do I need?

Any suggestions? I havenít been able to decide what to do and longer I postpone the worse itís getting

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Post are in sandy soil. Iíll use my level when i get home and see if posts are straight. They look pretty straight.
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A farmer would put a dead man or 2 or 3 in the ground out about 45į, then with a Twitch in a doubled #9 wire start rotating the Twitch to pull it back. That will buy time until you decide the condition and make a permanent decision.
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Senior, please explain in more detail.
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You need a 2 foot 2x4 with one end cut to a sharp point for a stake and an 8 ft 2x4.

And the use of an 8 pound hammer.

lean the 2x4 against the fence, drive a stake into the ground to hold the bottom end.

Drive the top end down against the fence, when you have it back in place you can tack it with a couple nails or screws and that will hold while you connect the fence to the post.
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Oh, wow. That looks like something I might be able to do.

I thought of bracing with a board but knew it wouldít hold. Wish I had one of dads sledgehammers.

The stake in ground is great idea!!!
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Oh, wow. That looks like something I might be able to do.

I thought of bracing with a board but knew it wouldít hold. Wish I had one of dads sledgehammers.

The stake in ground is great idea!!!
You would not believe what you can do with a house with that set up
You could likely rent a hammer.
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Do not cut the vine.

Instead, do what you must to reinforce and stabilize the fence. prestain your wood before putting it into place, this way noting to hurt the vine.

you have a vine that took YEARS to grow... You can do this. Hell ask your neigbors for insight.
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Senior, please explain in more detail.
In Neal's drawing, think of a deadman as the stake and the two yellow lines as wires. The Twitch stick is placed in between the wires at near center and rotated. Neal's method is to push.


In the pic the brace wires are tightened with a Twitch stick to pull and keep the corner post from leaning. The horizontal brace would be omitted in your project. It need not be wire only. Being it's temporary a non stretch rope or small chain would work.
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I had a garage fully covered with a vine of some sort. I cut it just off the ground and it pumped water out of the stump for hours, thought i killed it. Two years it was back more than when I started. Poured concrete over the root the second time.
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