Steel fence panels – If your cedar privacy fence is starting to sink because of rotten posts, install steel posts for fast and durable fence support. Steel posts last for years under normal circumstances, and the installation do not require a whole lot of work. Special mounting brackets attach the steel post to the old wooden posts that once supported the fence. The hardest part of the job is to dig, but a strong fence is worth the effort.
Dig a hole in the ground with a blade just to the side of the existing wooden post. Remove any remnants of the old cedar fence post base from the hole. Dig the hole so that it is three times the diameter of the steel fence panels post. Place the new steel post into the hole. Stand upright position, so that it is vertical with the existing cedar fence post. Place brackets around the steel post every 2 feet and screw the brackets in the existing wooden post with an electric screw gun.
12 Photos Gallery of: Install Steel Fence Panels Posts
Mix ready-mixed concrete in a 5-gallon bucket with water until the consistency of crunchy peanut butter. Pour concrete into the post hole until it is full. Place a spirit level on top of the steel fence panels post and cork boards against the slats of cedar privacy fence until the position is straight up and down the hole. Repeat this process to attach any additional steel fence panels posts.