[Greenbuilding] Fence posts--gravel or concrete

Clarke Olsen colsen at fairpoint.net
Mon May 9 18:51:37 PDT 2011


Nice. And you don't actually dig a hole.
Clarke Olsen
373 route 203
Spencertown, NY 12165
USA
518-392-4640
colsen at fairpoint.net




On May 9, 2011, at 7:18 PM, JOHN SALMEN wrote:

> Just to confuse everybody (and save a little gravel, concrete and  
> wood). Here is a footing I use on delicate sites that is immune to  
> frost heave.
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> I pound in 3 pieces of rebar in a tripod pattern (can get a  
> pneumatic pounder for this (electrical ground pounder).  The pieces  
> extend out of the ground about 12” and overlap.  Lay 4-6” of loose  
> gravel on the ground and build a small box form surrounding the  
> rebar (8x8x8 -12x12x12 whatever is needed – can be tapered to post  
> dimensions). Insert and level a  flat steel or L steel bar (can be  
> decorative) that sticks up high enough to support whatever post  
> size you are using - with holes drilled for bolting on a post. Pour  
> concrete – bolt post to steel.
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> John
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