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Shirlock's answer is absolutely correct. Fence posts rot where the post exits the soil. One square ft. of soil contains millions of microbes. The soil builds up around the base of the post and acts like a sponge to retain moisture. The moisture and soil is fuel for fungi and the oxygen fuels the rot. Rot needs four elements to spread. Rot can not start ...


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I see from the picture you have 4' centers with your 4x4 posts. Your fine as long as the lumber is PT. Pt standard grade Douglas Fir - ground contact is the best.


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Its the pier size that matters more than the depth.2'in the ground is sufficient, unless there are serious compaction issues. Dig a 12" wide 2'deep hole. Use a post collar to protect the base or crown the concrete. You will only need 135 lbs of concrete and with that still have enough to crown or slope the top. Thats a 90lb pound sack and a half. If you need ...


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The best thing you can do is try and reason with your neighbors. Good fences do make good neighbors and having been in the fence business for 30 years I know how it can be. Try to explain to your neighbor's that you would like to stain the fence to preserve it. And that you will be paying for the stain and supplying all the labor. Treating the fence will ...


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Use a chainlink "terminal post" the appropriate diameter and length and attach it to the existing posts using a zip-tie or ideally a chainlink "brace band." I got the idea from watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GulJ53J-nYs



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