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Brace to set a fence post?

Simple brace to hold a post in place so water and quick setting concrete can be added. Photos or ideas on this? Thanks.

Update:

Well in a previous questions someone said look on the bag for instructions on quick setting concrete. The bag does not give details and it says fill the hole 1/3 with water and then add concrete until there is no surface water. The suggestion given below is to add concrete first.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    You're making it more complicated than it is.

    Dig the hole. Put in the post. Dump in the dry concrete mix. Adjust the post, use a level. Have the hose nearby. Hold the post with one hand, the hose with the other, and run water into the hole on top of the concrete mix. Check again with the level. Done.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      These are exactly the instructions given by Quikrete in their official YouTube video, which neither shows nor suggests any sort of bracing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI-pCSxD0GY

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  • 2 years ago

    You neither want nor need to put water in first. Dig the hole pt in the post and fill with dry cement then tamp the cement down good while checkin the verticality in two directions once it's straight and the cement is tamped down firmly slowly wet it a bit. Moisture from the ground will do the rest. It's best to heap cement slightly above ground level and slope it away from the post so water doesn't sit around the post when it rains. If water stands around the post ir will rot a lot sooner.

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  • 2 years ago

    couple of 2x4s is what's usually used

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Just place the post, pour concrete in around it. Double check for plumb in two directions, make adjustments as necessary, walk away. Come back in two days and install your fencing.

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    I seem to have attracted a downvote fairy. GOOD JOB, CITIZEN. Or you could, you know, try contributing in a meaningful way, if you have anything useful to contribute.

    No?

    Okay then.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      I didn't TD, but the instructions I've seen say you can start building your fence four hours later, if you've used fast-setting concrete, although waiting a day certainly won't hurt.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Concrete spurs are the best solution to fixing posts whether they are rotten or not. Once done the job will last forever. You can even bolt a new post onto the spur at a later date if you wish. You have a choice of bolting through or screwing into the timber post. Use a length of roofing batten to hold the post upright whilst the postcrete sets. See link for tips. He uses coach screws.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Clamp a couple of 2 x 2 diagonals to your post and you are good to go. Wedge base with bricks if necessary.

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    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      Seems like a lot of extra work if you have your post plumb in a well-tamped hole filled with dry concrete mix. Where's it going to go?

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