I am planning for a fence for my back yard. I really like the metal
fence post holders since this is new construction and despite rolling
the rock hound to get rid of rocks, there are still a lot of rocks
around. I also plan to incrementaly expand the fence toward the back
of the lot as funding becomes available so I need to move the back
section of fencing. I searched the local home stores. These things
are very convenient but at $14 US a bit pricey. Hey, I know you pay
for convevenience. Has anyone found these elsewhere?
I even thought about making my own - anyone done this?
I only see them used for mailboxes. A fence that you intended to pull
up, yeah OK. Personally I would not try to use them for a fence of
any substance. But then when I have fence put in, I hire a guy with a
drill mounted on a "bobcat" loader. Twenty years ago, I have rented a
post hole digger and done it myself. Single-handed, I preferred the
motor cart with an arm on it for the drill head. Those motor on top
of the shaft ones, are best handled by two people, or at least the
ones back then were.
No, I would not waste my time. Hard for me to imagine that you would
have enough of an advantage duplicating a mass produced generic item
that can be machine made by the thousands in factories, to make it
worth your while. Do you already own the needed metal working
equipment? How much for the materials? Any time & materials to make
fixtures or jigs? Then how much time to make each one? Most people
would probably be better of getting a 2nd job at Walmart and then
using the money to buy the postholders.
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