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RE: Open All Hours

#91 by astwood , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:26 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #31740
We only rent ,but the housing trust will only replace fences that divide you from public footpaths,fences between gardens is our own responsability


They did ours a couple of years ago but the bottom
of the posts are rotten they cant do anything right these days


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RE: Open All Hours

#92 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:31 pm

Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As long as they are from a reputable company.


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RE: Open All Hours

#93 by astwood , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:34 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


I worked in wood all my life SB It was plain timber untreated thats why it rots


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RE: Open All Hours

#94 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:38 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #31743
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


I worked in wood all my life SB It was plain timber untreated thats why it rots


Exactly right mate, trouble is wood isn't usually seasoned for long enough these day if at all.


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RE: Open All Hours

#95 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:39 pm

Before we put any wooden fencing up ,always give it a couple of coat's of a good preserertive but it don't seem to last any longer ,so I wonder if it's worth the extra expense.


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RE: Open All Hours

#96 by astwood , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:41 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31744
Quote: astwood wrote in post #31743
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


I worked in wood all my life SB It was plain timber untreated thats why it rots


Exactly right mate, trouble is wood isn't usually seasoned for long enough these day if at all.


Our Housing Association does everything on the cheap They should call them Costcutters


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RE: Open All Hours

#97 by astoness , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:42 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


evening all...talking about fencing posts..to stop them rotting we hammered metal fence post spikes into the ground then just slotted the posts into them...ours have been up for 12 years no problem...they are only about a fiver each...


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RE: Open All Hours

#98 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:45 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #31747
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


evening all...talking about fencing posts..to stop them rotting we hammered metal fence post spikes into the ground then just slotted the posts into them...ours have been up for 12 years no problem...they are only about a fiver each...


Good tip Lyn they are called Metposts (or was)


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RE: Open All Hours

#99 by astwood , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:46 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #31747
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


evening all...talking about fencing posts..to stop them rotting we hammered metal fence post spikes into the ground then just slotted the posts into them...ours have been up for 12 years no problem...they are only about a fiver each...



Even at a fiver a peace our miserly Association wouldnt go for it


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RE: Open All Hours

#100 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:46 pm

That sounds a good idea lyn ,must look out for some of those next time mine need's doing.


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RE: Open All Hours

#101 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:47 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #31749
Quote: astoness wrote in post #31747
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31742
Trouble is with wooden fencing posts. There are posts and posts. Although they usually come at the same price, some are heavy and last well, some are much lighter wood and have a very short life. You stand a better chance with concrete posts. As losng as they are from a reputable company.


evening all...talking about fencing posts..to stop them rotting we hammered metal fence post spikes into the ground then just slotted the posts into them...ours have been up for 12 years no problem...they are only about a fiver each...



Even at a fiver a peace our miserly Association wouldnt go for it

Like most businesses, penny wise, pound foolish.


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RE: Open All Hours

#102 by astwood , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #31750
That sounds a good idea lyn ,must look out for some of those next time mine need's doing.


Contracters do all the work they wont let tennants touch it


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RE: Open All Hours

#103 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:50 pm

Bit different to our housing trust.


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RE: Open All Hours

#104 by astoness , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:51 pm

this is what they look like jo...as i said just bash em into the ground..


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RE: Open All Hours

#105 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:53 pm

Never seen them before lyn ,it takes time for new ideas to reach us out in the stick's


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