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    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017
     
    What ho possums!

    More a garden repair issue than house building, but ...........

    The 100 x 100 wooden posts supporting the back garden gate have rotted at the bottom (there is a surprise!) Am fixing with concrete spurs set into the ground with PostCrete and bolted to the existing wooden supports, which are OK above ground.

    Having dug out a 300mm x 600mm hole for the supports, the PostCrete will go around three sides of the concrete post but the forth side is the existing, rotting wood.

    Should I remove this wood and pack PostCrete around the back? YouTube videos do not even suggest doing so, let alone even mention the old wood.

    Toodle pip and thanks

    Rex
  1.  
    ''Should I remove this wood and pack PostCrete around the back? YouTube videos do not even suggest doing so, let alone even mention the old wood. ''

    Yes. 3 sides of a square is good. 4 is better. (?are?)
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017
     
    Might as well take out the wood now that you are down there and replace the whole post, forgetting the concrete spur idea.
    • CommentAuthorPeterStarck
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: tonyMight as well take out the wood now that you are down there and replace the whole post, forgetting the concrete spur idea.


    +1 That's the best idea and use a quality post.
  2.  
    I'd go with the repair post still, unless you are using something like Oak.
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