the most difficult task in building a fence is digging the holes for the posts. this can be backbreaking labor. a typical post will be 4 feet by 4 feet and 8 feet high. at least 1/3 of post should be underground. the hole should be twice the diameter of the post, which requires digging a hole 2 feet deep and 1 foot around.
how to dig eight post holes by hand in only three hours the renovations continue getting us closer to moving somewhere we can get off grid. i learned a trick to getting 8 post holes dug quickly.
right now, i'm in the process of installing a chain link fence around my back yard. lots of posts, so lots of post holes. i considered renting a power post hole auger, but decided to hand dig, instead, after watching a few videos that made it clear that the power method is no panacea.
dig postholes faster and easier and position them more accurately using this step-by-step guide. it includes many labor-saving tips. if you have more than a couple of postholes to dig, dont stop at a shovel and a clamshell digger. youll treasure two more tools just as much. pick up a tile
in many instances, the hardest thing about building a fence is digging the holes and setting the posts. however, there is another option. post spikes can provide a base for fence posts and eliminate all that digging and concrete pouring prior to building your fence.
option 2: build a deck without digging holes using post anchors. a post anchor is a bracket designed to hold a post with flanges underneath. instead of digging, the flanges are driven into the ground by hammering on a bit inserted into the bracket with a sledge or a jackhammer. the post is then inserted into the bracket and held in place with
how to dig post holes. whether you are building a fence or putting up a flagpole or a bird house on a pole, you may find the need to dig a small diameter hole. using a shovel for this job means making your hole larger than you need, so you