Straightening a fence post … pull … push!!!

by cjj on April 18, 2011

This kind of job is quite normal on a property where there are cattle. They like to rub themselves on anything they can, and fence posts work just fine. So, over the years, the fence posts get a lean on them.
This particular post is on the corner of our garden, in front of our shipping containers. We want to hang a gate on it, so we had to straighten it. It took us all afternoon to do it. After digging out the dirt on the outside of it, we attached a chain to the tow bar of the truck and pulled it up straight. Then we tamped rocks around it to hold it straight … but tamped too hard on one side and it ended up sloping out into the paddock. Oh dear! We had to dig the rocks out from the inside of the post (ones that we had just tamped in) and then use the truck to push it back to an upright position. The job should have taken only half the afternoon!!!
At least it’s done now, well not quite. We don’t have the right stuff to attach it to the post, so this job is still on the “to do” list.

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Kerrie James April 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love reading about your life in the country, especially how to straighten a fence post, the blood worms and snails.
An interesting life you have.

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