Jacking up settled barn post

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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:23 am

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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby SPH » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:28 pm

We've had some posts on our lean to off the barn rot out so we'll dig around the rotted post and put a treated post next to it and set in cement then jack up the rotted post enough to put the pitch of the roof back in line. Then will drill a hole and secure it to the post we set next to it with a bolt.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 pm

SPH wrote:We've had some posts on our lean to off the barn rot out so we'll dig around the rotted post and put a treated post next to it and set in cement then jack up the rotted post enough to put the pitch of the roof back in line. Then will drill a hole and secure it to the post we set next to it with a bolt.


Why set it in cement?
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby SPH » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
SPH wrote:We've had some posts on our lean to off the barn rot out so we'll dig around the rotted post and put a treated post next to it and set in cement then jack up the rotted post enough to put the pitch of the roof back in line. Then will drill a hole and secure it to the post we set next to it with a bolt.


Why set it in cement?

The area where the posts to the lean to is at gets pretty soggy especially in the spring which is why some of the posts rotted out because its usually muddy more than it is dry especially in the spring when we are calving and the cows are going in and out of there. We have some old bridge planks we salvaged when they replaced the bridge down the road years ago that are treated and perfect for wet spots like this so we cut a piece off and set it in cement so it has a good base to secure the rotted off post when we jack it up a little. Those planks make for some good corral boards too, good and sturdy and don't rot out.
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