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Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:52 am
by pricefarm
BRYANT wrote:why use wood post, pipe will hold much better and is pretty cheap right now. There is a guy selling 4.50''' X 8' heavy wall post with the ends already capped for 22.00 a post and they will be there for a long time, when set right.


There isn't any available around here and I would say by the time you had it hauled here it wouldn't be worth it. Everyone here uses wood post and metal tpost

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 am
by libertygarden
BRYANT wrote:why use wood post, pipe will hold much better and is pretty cheap right now. There is a guy selling 4.50''' X 8' heavy wall post with the ends already capped for 22.00 a post and they will be there for a long time, when set right.


Wood posts are convenient. I’m working this fence by myself using posts harvested from ash junipers on my property that will otherwise get cleared in a few months.

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:29 am
by BRYANT
pricefarm wrote:
BRYANT wrote:why use wood post, pipe will hold much better and is pretty cheap right now. There is a guy selling 4.50''' X 8' heavy wall post with the ends already capped for 22.00 a post and they will be there for a long time, when set right.


There isn't any available around here and I would say by the time you had it hauled here it wouldn't be worth it. Everyone here uses wood post and metal tpost

I forget that, this is oil country so pipe is easy to get.

As for cutting post I would not waste my time when I have pipe, I have sent a bunch of cedars to the burn pile that would make nice post. Not saying that's how everyone does it or that its right but that's how I do it, but I hate wood post, I am used to pipe.

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:25 am
by callmefence
BRYANT wrote:
pricefarm wrote:
BRYANT wrote:why use wood post, pipe will hold much better and is pretty cheap right now. There is a guy selling 4.50''' X 8' heavy wall post with the ends already capped for 22.00 a post and they will be there for a long time, when set right.


There isn't any available around here and I would say by the time you had it hauled here it wouldn't be worth it. Everyone here uses wood post and metal tpost

I forget that, this is oil country so pipe is easy to get.

As for cutting post I would not waste my time when I have pipe, I have sent a bunch of cedars to the burn pile that would make nice post. Not saying that's how everyone does it or that its right but that's how I do it, but I hate wood post, I am used to pipe.


Your not alone Bryant. I can't imagine building a fence on wood post. Its hard to believe there's no pipe in the south east. But Bigfoot says it's so. So I believe it.

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:34 am
by M.Magis
It's possible to get pipe anywhere, but it's not nearly as affordable in some places. You really have to look around here to find it, it's not cheap, and it's almost always a long drive. Corner posts here are 99% hedge, locust, or treated.

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:44 am
by M-5
It's expensive here. Plenty at a steel place but even scrap yrd pipe is about 45 cent a pound

Re: Backfilling Corner Posts With Gravel

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:17 pm
by skyhightree1
callmefence wrote:
BRYANT wrote:
pricefarm wrote:
There isn't any available around here and I would say by the time you had it hauled here it wouldn't be worth it. Everyone here uses wood post and metal tpost

I forget that, this is oil country so pipe is easy to get.

As for cutting post I would not waste my time when I have pipe, I have sent a bunch of cedars to the burn pile that would make nice post. Not saying that's how everyone does it or that its right but that's how I do it, but I hate wood post, I am used to pipe.


Your not alone Bryant. I can't imagine building a fence on wood post. Its hard to believe there's no pipe in the south east. But Bigfoot says it's so. So I believe it.


I looked at pipe prices and its all far away from me. I seen metal pipe corrals online and really liked and wanted one