How Do You Remove A Round Metal Fence Post?

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How Do You Remove A Round Metal Fence Post?

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At some point during the usable life cycle of a metal fence, a time will come when you must either tear down or move the fence. Depending on the installation method used when the fence was constructed, this task may be easy or fairly difficult to accomplish. In addition, the decision of whether or not to reuse the fencing materials also affects the removal techniques used. Regardless of these variables, you can accomplish round metal fence post removal. Strip all fence components away from the post you will remove. Disassemble gate hardware, lighting fixtures and wiring, steel attachment lines and all other objects so that the pole is completely bare. Uncover the dirt from around the post hole, where the post meets the ground, to a depth of 6 inches with a hand spade. If no concrete is found, the post was probably mounted in plain soil and not set in concrete. Soak the ground thoroughly around the fence post with a garden hose. Dig a new post hole 12 inches to the side of the existing

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