Can anyone point me in the right direction as to the best way to go about
repairing 6' wooden fence posts. There are two broken at the base.
Otherwise the fence is in very good shape (no rot, etc.). How labor
intensive is this task (I'm doing it solo - no choice)? What sort of tools
do I need? What sort of materials? Any publications that are superior to
others (such as the Home Depot books)? What is a reasonable cost for the
job? Any feedback is appreciated.
The best way is to dig up the posts and replace them.
Failing that, depending on how much is left of the
posts around the break, get one of those long drill
bits they use for electrical work, and a 3' metal
rod one size bigger.
You'll also want a 5# mallet/hammer, some epoxy,
and a large plastic lawn ornament.
Drill matching 15" holes in the post and base.
Hammer the rod into the lower hole. COat the
top surface of the stub with epoxy. Hammer
the post down to fit. Glue any remaining shards
Cut the back out of the large plastic
lawn ornament so that it fits around the post,
thus hiding the hack-job.
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