On Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:14:07 UTC+1, Mr Robert J Beare wrote:
No. The rebar in the post is protected by the concrete over it. Without that it'll rust rapidly & destroy the post by breaking the concrete apart. Wrapping flat metal strip round the post could work.
Not "rapidly" IME. Actually the rebar is normally a bit like an
immersion heater element, i.e. a hairpin loop bent into a hairpin,
giving four wires a little way in from the corners. If you go into the
centre of the post, you normally miss the wires and leave sufficient
clearance for the concrete to remain protective. Even if you touch the
metal, if you use a normal plastic rawlplug type fixing this provides a
pretty effective seal once it has a screw inside it. Assuming your post
isn't actually being washed by seawater.
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Something from the range...
I was thinking of the rt angle fence fitting when I first replied.
Just be aware that there are different size concrete posts and different
On Wed, 16 May 2018 03:14:05 GMT, Mr Robert J Beare
Use a spur post such as :-
Depends whether there are bars of steel inside. On one of my front posts the
concrete split on the top hole showing the rebar and a big chip missing.
That I suspect is why posts are formed with holes already!
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All such posts have to have steel reinforcing in them, the would be
very weak and fragile without, even the two foot tall versions once
favoured by councils around council properties for wire fencing. The
usual steel is around 5 to 6mm smooth sided. A metal detector will
easily find it.
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