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started staking out the fence line and marking the post locations last Sunday. I dug
my first line post hole without any problem. It went really quick and got me all
excited. The post hole digger is real small (one person) and goes all the way into
the ground to get the 30 inches depth. The second hole made it about 18 inches and hit the
top of an abandoned septic tank. My excitement somewhat lessened at this
point. Well, I decided I would cut that post short, make the hole wider, and run two
12 inch pieces of rebar vertically through the bottom of the post (like a cross: +) to
give it extra support. It's a line post so I think this should be okay. The
third hole made it about 12 inches and hit the top of a tree trunk from a tree we had
taken out to make room for the pool. I lost all of my excitement at this
point. I had several choice words that I used and then decided to stop digging any
more post holes until I got through the stump. With the help of a neighbor and my
wife, a double bladed axe, a drill with an 18" wood auger, and two electric chain
saws, I was able to make a "square hole" through the stump large enough to get
the post hole digger in and dug down the required 30 inches. I started smiling
again. My dad came over and with his and my wife's help we have dug the remaining
post holes in two days with just a few problems. We hit cliche rock along the
driveway a couple of times and tree roots several times around the back of the pool where
we had a bunch of trees taken out. I still have one hole on the back side with a
root in the way that I want to get passed because it is a gate post and I want to be sure
it has a strong base. You say on your Web site: "The hardest part to install
vinyl fences is digging in mother earth and mixing the concrete". Well, I have
thoroughly experienced the first part of this statement and am excitedly awaiting the
second part. He, he!
We got rain this afternoon and I had to quit putting up the
fence so I wrote you this note instead. Hopefully I can continue tomorrow.
I'll take more pictures and send them to you as time allows.
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