Can you fix to concrete fence posts?

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Can you fix to concrete fence posts


Can you fix to concrete fence posts?

It is possible to drill into a concrete fence post. With the proper tools and approach, it’s easier than you might think. There are some necessary things to take into consideration before you start drilling, such as the type of drills you will need and the specifications of your posts.

How deep should a concrete repair spur be?

When concreting repair spurs into the ground the posts should be buried a minimum depth of 2ft into the ground.

What is a concrete repair spur?

Concrete Repair Spurs are used to repair broken or rotted fence posts or they can also be used for bolting posts or timber frame work above the ground.

How do you use a repair spike?

Just push the flat of the repair spike against the post and with a hefty hammer knock it or concrete into the ground then use the 7 screws provided to screw to the post and your done!

What size Spurs to fix?

A repair spur is an alternative to complete replacement and can even be used on new fences if using wooden posts. Repair Spurs are available in two sizes: 1.2m x 100mm x 100mm or 1m x 75mm x 75mm.

How long do concrete post last?

Concrete is as sturdy and durable a building material as you’ll find. With just a minimal level of maintenance, concrete fence posts can last for around 25 years. However, they are not immune to wear and tear. Over time, wind and rain can cause concrete posts to chip and crack.

Are concrete Spurs good?

In some situations they are the best answer if you have a run of feather edge fencing with post that are rotten it is the cheapest option, rather than replacing the fence and if done properly the fence should last a lifetime. The only reason people do not use them is the look and they take up some room.

How long do concrete Spurs last?

Concrete spurs last for around 25 years compared to 10 to 15 years for treated spruce. If untreated the spruce may need replacing in under 5 years. Once they begin to rot they also start to pose a safety risk if not replaced soon.

What is a concrete spur used for?

The Supreme Concrete Repair Spur is used to support fence panels by bracing or repairing an existing fence. It is designed to repair timber fence posts that have rotted at the base.

Are post spikes any good?

Fence post anchor spikes work well by allowing one to place and remove fence posts without having to dig large holes. A fence that uses fence post anchor spikes is just as stable as a fence with posts set in concrete, with the added benefit of minimizing the rotting of the fence posts.

Can you reuse fence posts with concrete?

Posts with concrete at the base are the most difficult to remove and reuse because the concrete base is larger than the post, which makes pulling it up through the ground much harder.

Which side of the fence is mine UK?

There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left-hand or right-hand side of your property. So forget any ‘rules’ you’ve heard previously that state otherwise – not everyone will own the left-hand side of their fence.

How wide is the slot in a concrete fence post?

If slotted concrete posts are already set in the ground it is necessary to lift panels the full height of the posts in order to drop them into the slots. The slots are typically 50mm wide which is wide enough to accept most timber fence panels.

Will drilling into concrete crack it?

Drilling, nailing and screwing can all cause concrete to crack if they’re not done properly. Although it seems like a very tough material, concrete is in fact extremely brittle and prone to cracking. What’s important to stop concrete cracks when doing these things is knowing how to do them properly.

Do concrete fence posts have steel in them?

By the looks of the curves on the trellis, I take it that it stands up to cover the existing fence and not across the top like normal trellis? Also bear in mind those concrete posts will probably have steel reinforced rods inside them.

Is it safe to drill concrete column?

Drilling into concrete pillars, especially load-bearing pillars, can cause concerns for the structural safety of your condo unit and the building as a whole. Drilling can weaken the concrete and cause additional cracks to form, compromising your safety.

Is it OK to drill into a concrete lintel?

It is entirely possible to drill into a concrete lintel, however, it will not be easy, and there may be some consequences, especially when you are doing it on your own. When it is incorrectly done, damaging your concrete lintel can be a result, and you will need to have it repaired.

Can I drill concrete with regular drill?

It is possible to drill into concrete with an ordinary rotary drill. Rotary drills take longer to drill into concrete than hammer drills and more physical effort is required. Excessive heat build-up can break the drill bit. One way to speed up the process and avoid breaking the drill bit is to keep the bit cool.

Can you extend concrete fence posts?

The cost effective solution is to use fence post extensions, considering that the concrete fence posts are still in good condition. Simply slide the oversized panels into the existing concrete posts and then slot the post extension inbetween the panels onto the concrete post.

What kind of drill bit do I use for concrete?

Drill bits that can drill through concrete are called masonry bits. They are also good for drilling through brick and stone. Drill bits with a tungsten carbide tip are the strongest; when it comes to solid concrete, the sharper the better. Masonry bits cut holes through concrete in two steps.

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