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Subject: Re: Replacing Fencing-odd situation Date: 4/30/2002 4:20 AM
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Here's a couple of ideas:

Saw the chain link posts off about a foot above the ground. This might make boring a hole in a 4x4 a bit more practical. Don't know if it might wobble a bit, though.

Saw them off at ground level, then use the holes as anchors for the new posts. You'd need to attach something to the bottom of the new posts to slide inside the holes. Alternatively, you'd need to attach the wooden posts to the existing concrete, drilling holes in the concrete and using an anchor to keep the post in place.

Are you sure the metal posts are in the same concrete pour as the rest of the work? I've seen a tool that wraps around the post and just levers the post and anchoring concrete right out of the ground. But I've only seen it used on posts that were set more typically - in concrete about a foot around and a couple of feet deep. Don't know if it would work for your situation.

Don't know if any of these would work, but it was fun trying to come up with some new ideas.

--Peter
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