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Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:40 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
This is all creosote treated Southern Yellow Pine. I'd like to hear your initial thoughts on the quality.
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Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:12 pm
by M.Magis
They certainly aren't something I'd put in the ground.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:34 pm
by Chocolate Cow
I thought creosote was outlawed some years ago.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:49 pm
by callmefence
Send em back where they came from and buy pipe

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:58 pm
by Bright Raven
Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:01 pm
by Bright Raven
Chocolate Cow wrote:I thought creosote was outlawed some years ago.


Creosote is a carcinogen and regulated substance. It must be used in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:02 pm
by callmefence
Bright Raven wrote:Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.


I can't for the life of me understand why

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:25 pm
by Craig Miller
callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.


I can't for the life of me understand why


Not readily available

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:30 pm
by Bright Raven
Craig Miller wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.


I can't for the life of me understand why


Not readily available


I don't see them stocked anywhere I go.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:12 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Bright Raven wrote:Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.


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Yes we do. There is a good CCA post treater not far from you. It's where I was headed when I left your place when I visited.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:19 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
callmefence wrote:Send em back where they came from and buy pipe


I'm workin on it. I've put about 5 semi loads in the ground, and this load in my yard is my only leverage. I'm about to square off with more than one post outfit. This chit is wearing me out.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:14 am
by skyhightree1
I like t posts. My old rail posts are rotting so will use the telephone posts for fencing corners and such other wise t posts

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:49 am
by ddd75
i bought some barely treated posts once.. nice posts.. no treatment.. weighed nothing.

i took them all back, but i only had 2 bundles of them.

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:17 am
by greybeard
Craig Miller wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Not acceptable. Very coincidental because I am starting to see some poor quality treated posts.

Fence, no one out here uses pipe.


I can't for the life of me understand why


Not readily available


The usual paradox..similar to the range cube thing Bigfoot sees.
Not available because people don't use them but people don't use them because they aren't available... :bang:
Kinda like the little feed store that has been here forever. They never have creep feed. "Well, we don't sell much of it so we don't keep any in stock"

You don't sell much of it because you never have any of it!!

I kinda understand pipe tho. Not a lot of surplus OCTG in most places so pipe didn't get established, and lots of folks on farms still don't weld (which I never have understood)

Re: Poorly treated fence posts. What would you do?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:17 pm
by D2Cat
Pipe seems plentiful around here. I've got a corral with 2" pipe for post and 1" sucker rod welded to them. I've had a couple of guys tell me sucker rod can't be welded and stay together. I've never had a problem with it using 6010+ rod.

I've also got a place with 5 acres that the previous owner buried telephone poles (used I'm quite sure) for corner post. Then cut the tops off at a taper to shed water. They've deteriorated pretty bad and need replaced. From that experience I would not use used poles for post.