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bobdylan
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Fixing privacy fence help
Delta jacked up our fence, a lot of the damage consists of the posts being dislodged so the entire thing is leaning.

I was thinking if I can get it straight, brace it, I can backfill the post holes with quickcrete.

However I’m not sure if I’ll be able to push the fence to get it straight. There is nothing in my yard I can connect to (like a come along or something).

Any ideas or experience? Thinking worst case I’ll need more man power to push the fence and as we hold it come in with 2x4 to brace it, keep it there.


Aristo
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
You could always take off the pickets and push the post up by yourself.


bobdylan
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
That’s a good idea.

I think most would break however and the original sections (I added on to it) were installed with a nail gun not screws.

That may still be the most economical route though.


good_2_geaux
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
Could you drive a marsh anchor into the ground and come-along the fence posts to it?

It would also be a good time to fasten them all in with screws.


bobdylan
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
I could give something like that a try.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
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Get some chain and some rebar and make a ground anchor.

This post was edited on 10/18 at 4:33 pm


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tilco
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
My fence was leaning pretty good after sally. I dug our around the holes and braced it up with 2x4x10s leaned into the ground. Then I filled with more quickrete.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
Tie it to your trailer hitch.


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The Torch
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
Take it down and build a new one with metal poles.

I fought mine for years and finally got tired of it, my neighbor and I split the costs and did the work ourselves.

rent an auger at home depot


bobdylan
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
Are metal better than 4x4?


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bobdylan
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
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Get some chain and some rebar and make a ground anchor.


That is really slick.

Insurance adjuster is coming tomorrow to look at roof, will see if fence is covered, too.

Any rate y’all have given me some great ideas.


bluedragon
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re: Fixing privacy fence help
If the metal is aluminum...nothing to rot and metal screws go in like butter. If steel posts, make sure they are hot dipped galvanized. You will rot before they do. Commercial grade carports use galvanized steel posts. The car bends before they do. Home Depot and Lowe's should have aluminum posts. Galvanized steel will be a metal shop or frabricator.


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