Has anyone tried the post setting foam/epoxy mixes? One here at Amazon:
I guess utility companies use something like this for setting power
poles. Yet it isn't recommended for decks and such. My thought was
to use it for
posts holding electrical panels. NEMA 4 pump panels specifically,
and the VSD panels for well motors up to 100 hp.
It seems odd utilities will use it to hold power lines up and yet
this stuff isn't recommended for decks. It is just an issue of slow
building code changes?
This is the first I've heard of it. It sounds hokey
to me. Like a high density version of spray foam
insulation. Maybe it's a good time saver for situations
where the job doesn't have to be done very well,
like a mailbox post or realtor's sign.
I don't use anything for fence posts.
Setting them in concrete tends to make them rot
faster. I like to just dig them down deep. For decks,
footings are needed and the post isn't buried, so I
don't see how it would be relevant in that usage.
I was wandering around a Home Depot and saw a sign for
Sika Post Mix. One $11 bag is supposed to replace two 50 pound bags
of concrete mix. Quikrete is $5.50/bag.
There's a company called Rainbow Tech that makes the utility pole
setting foam. Home Depot also sells something called Secure Set.
We've been setting posts for mounting panels by dumping concrete
mix in the holes then tamping it. I use a ground rod for the tamper. We
mount the panels immediately. This foam stuff looked like a possible
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