2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
PVC Pipe Fence Corners
"I wanted something strong that would last, but wouldn't be a lot of work to set up," he says.
Giles first digs a hole 1 1/2 to 2 ft. deep in the corner and pours it full of concrete. Before the concrete sets, he inserts a length of 8-in. diameter PVC pipe. Using his chainsaw, he cuts two holes in the pipe about 4 ft. above ground level about 4 in. in diameter. The two holes are at a right angle, with one pointing each direction the fence runs from the corner. He inserts a length of 4 in. diameter white PVC pipe into each of these and angles them at 45-degrees to the ground where they're enclosed in holes filled with concrete.
Finally, he fills the corner and brace pipes full of concrete.
"I made my first corner post like this five years ago and it's still just as solid as it was then," he says. "These braces will never rust and if you use white PVC, they'll look nice. I usually try to keep fences painted, but this doesn't need paint."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Giles, 22050 E. 106th St. North, Claremore, Okla. 74017 (ph 918 342-8080; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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