Advice needed about treated wood

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  1. steve_64
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    Don't use concrete to set posts. It creates a spot to hold water and cause rot.
    I use the handle on my sledge hammer to pack the dirt back in the hole.
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    he's lining a gravel drive, Steveo


    posts go on piers or footings
    and you can certainly concrete them.
    I don't believe concrete causes them to rot prematurely .
    More likely the top of post hole wasn't graded right and water pools around the post with every rain.
    Put more dirt (or concrete) around it so the grade is away from post and doesn't become an 8"-12" diameter bird bath with every little shower

    ..L.T.A.
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    dig hole
    put in post
    throw in quick-crete
    fill wit water
    level to suit
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    and fast setting crete if you're not mixing :winky:

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    Bob's right
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    Jimney. ..I'm alwez right. ..ju asx Larr...he ALWAYS calls me for advice...ain't that right Larr

    Tell ' em Larr
    TEEEEEEEEEELE EM!
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    I agree with the trapping of water due to improper concrete setting but the fence I built 20 years ago is still standing with not one rotted post.

    The vinyl fence I'm building now is concrete in bobs way cept I level and plumb everything before dumping the bag of concrete in.

    I have been told there is something in some concrete mixes that isn't good for wood.
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    Thank you guys. I read all the posts thoroughly. It persuaded me to go with the ultimate wood product - bricks.
    Just a simple logical deduction process, through listening :winky:
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    donno about that, Steveo

    fast set Quickcrete is generally what's suggested for the dry bag and water pour method




    I was going to suggest stone if you wanted a "forever" product
    bricks can and do shift though over the years

    did you ever get any contractors to call you back?
    Might be worth your while to get a pro landscaper to look at the specifics of your particular piece of WhoopChuck world to offer suggestions and guidance

    ..L.T.A.
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    Last time I got
    It did not lead to the hoped for nirvana.


    Hell no I am not going to call a contractor that does not even bother to follow through. I'll do it myself.
    It may be ugly. It may be a chore. But it sure will be a lot cheaper and I like the satisfaction of doing it myself (once I am done) and it will be my ugly :very_drunk:

    and Whooooooooop Chuck is OH specific :winky:

    It's hard to find uniform (more or less) stones. I will dig and set bricks a few inches in. So hopefully not too much movement.
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    Lots of nice bricks designed for edging. I'd go into greater detail but I'm a little afraid if I do...you'll switch to railroad ties. :winky:
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    My debil tree needs the real big top
    Limb cut down....
    I can't find a tree trimmer that will climb up there...

    Their first woods are....

    Wth is holding the big MFer up there?
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    LOL :biggrin:

    Indulge please.
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    Bricks look like poverty.
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    I using pond stone for edging and landscaping. The stones are about 2 to 4 inches in size so I can use a blower and they don't move. They are also decorative.

    I use landscape fabric under them to help prevent weeds. About $250 for 5 ton delivered.

    You can use it for other edging to tie it all together and its really easy to install dept for the shoveling.
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    They do make an expandable foam product to use in post holes. Comes in a bag and you mix in the bag and pour in the hole.
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    Yea. It does.

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    Those aren’t edgers. It a house.

    San Franciscans probably have never seen one with actual grass in front.

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