A picket fence adds an attractive divider to the yard. When it''s hollow cavity. Press and twist the post until it reaches the bottom of the hole.
Place a level on the post. Tilt or turn the post until the bubbles on the level slide between the lines, indicating that the post is both level and plumb. Smooth the concrete at the base of the post with the trowel. Repeat this process for the other side of the gate post, if you are installing a gate. Before finalizing the placement of the other post, hold the gate up in the opening to ensure that the gate fits between the two posts.
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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Hold one of the vinyl picket fence panels into position against the installed post. Have a helper lift it up or down until the panel is at the height you prefer. Mark the post where the panel abuts at the top and bottom rails of the panel. These lines indicate the brackets you will install that will hold the fence panel.
Screw the brackets to the post at the top and bottom marks.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Place the end of the panel into the brackets. Set the other end of the panel onto some scrap wood to prevent the 1 last update 2020/07/13 the panel from tipping over or tearing away from the brackets. Screw the panel to the brackets.Place the end of the panel into the brackets. Set the other end of the panel onto some scrap wood to prevent the panel from tipping over or tearing away from the brackets. Screw the panel to the brackets.
Mix more concrete, and pour it into the next hole. Repeat the process of setting and leveling the post into the hole. Hold the other end of the panel up against the new post. Level the panel, and mark the locations for the brackets. Screw on the brackets, set the panel ends into them, and screw the panel to the brackets.
Repeat this procedure of setting additional posts, installing brackets and screwing the pieces together.
Brush an even amount of PVC cement to the tops of each post, and place a post cap over them.
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- Measuring tape
- Post-hole digger
- Fast-setting concrete
- Garden hose
- Post level
- Scrap wood
- PVC cement
- Post caps
- Ron Hazelton: How to Install a Vinyl Picket Fence
- Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Projects; Creative Homeowner
- YouTube: Fence Installation Tips: Layout and Digging Post Holes
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