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How can I build a retaining wall and secure these fence posts while conserving space?

Your proposed retaining wall will not just "enclose the exposed rocks and soil". It has to support the lateral loads from the soil behind it, and also from vehicles on the neighbor's ...
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Number of posts needed?

Instead of a giant earthworks project, consider making raised beds instead. Raised bed gardening becomes more and more attractive with the passing years because there's less bending and stooping ...
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How can I cap or extend a drain pipe cut flush with a retaining wall?

Drain pipe like this isn't really intended to be completely watertight. It mostly provides a low-resistance path for drainage. As such, it's not critical that you get a perfect seal with your ...
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How do I prevent pest access to a French drain pipe going through a retaining wall?

I'd suggest cutting the tubing off at the face of the block, and using something like this rodent guard to keep critters from getting in. I use a couple of these on my landscape drains, and so far (...
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Shoring up side of old raised concrete

I like your proposed solution with a few changes. I would dig out slightly more rubble toward the back under the slab. (as shown in the yellow outline.) Also add #3 rebar (as shown with the blue line) ...
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How can I build a retaining wall and secure these fence posts while conserving space?

no you can't build the wall underneath the sleepers, you need to build the reataining wall on your side of the boundary line.
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How close can I set a post to the base of a retaining wall?

There's not really a good way to assess this from a photo. It depends on the construction of the wall's foundation and the surrounding soil integrity. Here's what I'd do. Put the first post 16-24&...
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Number of posts needed?

To answer the actual question: you need as many posts as you need. Your pallet is, what, 4’ long, so your posts are a little less than 4’ apart. Typically, posts with ground contact are made of ...
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How do I properly rebuild this retaining wall?

Your plan looks ok, but : The original wall is perfect if standing free on both sides. You do not have that. You have the high dirt pushing against it. In that case you would build a retainer wall. ...
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Leaning sloped retaining wall

Most likely it was put in place and held straight by gravity. Over the years, just the weight of the dirt pressing into the side of the wall has caused the wall to start to slope. This is almost ...
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Type of drill to use for installing reinforcing rebar 18" into wood retaining wall?

The shown drill bit is a bit sketchy: The extremely short flutes require you to do frequent in-and-out passes to clear out the chips. Blocked flutes block the drill bit and ruin both drill bit and ...
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Replacing broken concrete yard barrier and steps

Landscapers usually don't do concrete work and concrete people don't do landscaping. The steps need to be torn out and new concrete steps need to be formed and poured. That's for the concrete ...
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