Return to the Porches & Decks Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Picket fence

Posted by lucille (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 22:12

I'm building a mostly-ornamental 4 foot white picket fence. I was told by the city that no permit is required for a four foot fence. I went to Lowe's to get the posts. While I was there, a contractor struck up a conversation with me. He would not stop talking. I moved from the covered area where they were loading to the inside, he started following, then started talking to the Lowe's staff. I got an earful about fences. (And raising kids, immigration, etc.) Anyway one of the things he said was that I would need an 80 lb sack of quikcrete for each post.
This seems a little excessive for an ornamental 4 foot picket fence. For those who have built their fences, how much did you use per post?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Picket fence

About right an 80 lb bag only makes approximately a half of a basketball size amount of concrete, remember this is the cement, sand and gravel all in the 80 lb bag.

This post was edited by millworkman on Sun, Dec 2, 12 at 8:28

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Porches & Decks Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here