I am in extreme South Louisiana. Wanting to build a fence. One side will
be 6' high (100' long). One side will be 8' high (50' long). I am using
metal panels for fencing. The kind that is so popular for roofing.
What is the best recommendation for fenceposts. Schedule 40 pipe, cemented.
4x4 treated wood, or 6x6 treated wood. How far in the ground? Gravel in
the bottom of the holes?
Because of our humidity, rust is a problem. But also, rot in wood...so it's
a catch 22.
Metal panels, South Louisiana, Hurricanes, hummmmmm seems risky to me. I
would be talking to some local contractors first. Wind loading might be a
My guesstimate for the metal schedule 40 posts is 2-2.5 feet deep for the 6
footers and 3-3.5 feet deep for the 8. Pour in a bit of concrete and then
put the post in (3-4 inches). Make sure that the post is filled inside with
the concrete. I would pour it a bit runny to be sure.
Chain link and slats might be less of a wind load.
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