I was going to suggest two sections of angle iron mounted in concrete
that you could then lag the fence post to, but the Simpson E-Z Base
already suggested looks like a better product you can get off the
shelf. I know people that use the E-Z Spike for mailboxes, but I don't
know that it would stay stable enough for a gate post.
We had a fence rot out and they used some j-bolts to bolt a pair of 3"
aluminum angle iron brackets to a blob of concrete. The fence posts
were lag bolted to the angle. No wood in contact with the ground. Felt
sturdy, even at the gate.
On 4/14/2011 8:50 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> I want to keep my post shop related, but I'm not sure this one qualifies.
> Here goes, yell at me if I'm wrong.
> I have a wooden fence around my garden. The posts are 4X4 2' in the
> The problem is this time of year when I need to rototill. I have a
> tractor mounted unit. To use it, I need to remove one side of the fence.
> My question, is there a way to mount some sort of base to the 4X4 that
> would allow me to pull the posts out and place them back in easily?
> Since the gate in on this side, the post need to be tight when in the
> ground (so putting a sonotube in the ground would have too much play.)
> Any ideas or suggests?
> I promise that the winning suggesting will get some fresh veggies from me
> when they come it (if they want them)!
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