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Nov 24, 2020 - 3:17:27 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11082 posts since 6/29/2003

I have a couple of fence post showing rot from the top. I want to be able to make a repair IE: fill them with something then paint over. But before that, is there anythinbg that I can treat the post with to prevent further deterioration??


Nov 24, 2020 - 3:26:26 PM
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rinemb

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Here is the favorite of me...and brother-an expert wood restorationist. The kit has a liquid rotted wood hardener. You paint or squirt this stuff on to harden the soft wood. Then fill with a two part putty that does not shrink and is sandable paint able.

Nov 24, 2020 - 3:27:12 PM
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rinemb

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Oops pics...




Nov 24, 2020 - 3:27:31 PM

m06

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...and then screw on post caps.

Edited by - m06 on 11/24/2020 15:29:31

Nov 24, 2020 - 3:30:35 PM
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rinemb

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Kit pic


 

Nov 24, 2020 - 3:30:44 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

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quote:
Originally posted by m06

...and then screw on post caps.


Not sure they are available here in NZ. Will chech around. Thanks.

Nov 24, 2020 - 3:34:46 PM
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Owen

Canada

7424 posts since 6/5/2011

Wayne, you don't need help with your fence post.... you need help with your Swedish candle/torch   cheeky  :  

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Nov 24, 2020 - 3:50:05 PM

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Why not make post caps from a sheet of galvanized metal ?

Nov 24, 2020 - 4:19:08 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

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quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

Why not make post caps from a sheet of galvanized metal ?


Hadn't thought of that. I want to stop the rot though. Have just found that there are some product available here which I now will investigate.

Nov 24, 2020 - 4:50:50 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17550 posts since 6/5/2008

The fungus is now in the soil around the post. You will never win.

Jack the post out, sink in a sonotube and some rebar and do it in concrete.
I think that 8" look good*. 3-4 bag mixes in a wheelbarrow and you are done for the duration.
A t/c drill bit, some lead anchors and you can attach just about anything you like to the post.
*my neighbor did all his in 6" and they look skinny.

Nov 24, 2020 - 5:17:01 PM

Owen

Canada

7424 posts since 6/5/2011

Re. fungus, concrete, etc.    I've gotten pretty good service from pressure treated posts 

.... although I seem to think I kinda recall that some feel they might not be "eco-friendly" ???

Nov 24, 2020 - 5:59:15 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5458 posts since 5/16/2012

Hey Wayne...you know they still make fence posts......right ?

Nov 24, 2020 - 6:34:10 PM
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bubbalouie

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It's worth preserving for that smiling face at the top right!

Nov 25, 2020 - 12:20:28 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by banjonz
quote:
Originally posted by m06

...and then screw on post caps.


Not sure they are available here in NZ. Will chech around. Thanks.


Wayne, post caps range from hammer forming a thin piece of sheer metal over the top of the post to a pre-made piece of wood/plastic/metal usually with a rise on it to allow water to run off - to be honest, even a piece of ply cut to the approx footprint of the top of the post will do.

how are you going to fill the top?  Wrap something around the sides to form a barrier and pour a filler in via the top?

Nov 25, 2020 - 12:30:45 AM

banjonz

New Zealand

11082 posts since 6/29/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by banjonz
quote:
Originally posted by m06

...and then screw on post caps.


Not sure they are available here in NZ. Will chech around. Thanks.


Wayne, post caps range from hammer forming a thin piece of sheer metal over the top of the post to a pre-made piece of wood/plastic/metal usually with a rise on it to allow water to run off - to be honest, even a piece of ply cut to the approx footprint of the top of the post will do.

how are you going to fill the top?  Wrap something around the sides to form a barrier and pour a filler in via the top?


Am persuing options at the moment.

Nov 25, 2020 - 12:52:24 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by banjonz

Am persuing options at the moment.


Obviously, it's hard to tell exactly from a pic.  But, if I was using a filler poured in from the top, I'd maybe cut a sheet of heavy duty plastic bag (dog food/animal feed type and also cut a sheet of ply or board to the same width of the straight face of the board, wrap the plastic around the entire post, place the board on the flat face and secure with a couple of ratchet straps or duct tape.

When bedding a rifle action into resin, I apply shoe polish to all the bits i don't want the resin to stick to,  if you applied something similarly oily (or the right colour polish smiley) to the plastic, hopefully this would stop the resin/filler adhering to it to enable a neater finish.  

Also, if you let the plastic stand proud of the top of the post and overfilled it by 5mm, this would effectively give you your post cap too.

Nov 25, 2020 - 12:53:03 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

It's worth preserving for that smiling face at the top right!

 


I thought it looked like Donald to be honest Bob.

Nov 25, 2020 - 1:02:25 AM

m06

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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Re. fungus, concrete, etc.    I've gotten pretty good service from pressure treated posts 

.... although I seem to think I kinda recall that some feel they might not be "eco-friendly" ???


...and require handling with gloves. The pressure treatment can cause a bad skin reaction for some folks.

Nov 25, 2020 - 4:35:27 AM

RonR

USA

1738 posts since 11/29/2012

I pack the hole with roof cement and copper nail sheet copper over the top like a piling at the marina. It will last a few years.

Nov 25, 2020 - 4:44:11 AM
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rinemb

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I used copper pyramids on all my post tops. I available on a number of decking and fencing sites. Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 11/25/2020 04:44:31

Nov 25, 2020 - 4:46:20 AM
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rinemb

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Nov 25, 2020 - 4:52 AM

RonR

USA

1738 posts since 11/29/2012

My copper caps look ho made. Ill have to Amazon next time I need a few.

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