Depends on how soft the ground is there.  if you go deep enough with the post 
you shouldn't have to use concrete.  But saying that, concrete would be a good 
way to make sure nothing can go wrong.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kevin Doucet 
  Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:14 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence

  Thanks for the help with method and tools.

  I have all the tools I need other than a 
  come-a-long and the pole driver. I have a friend 
  which will lend me his pole driver.

  Do I need to set the corner posts in concrete?

  At 06:49 PM 9/1/2010, you wrote:
  >That is a fairly easy job to do. You need to 
  >call the utility companies in your area and ask 
  >about checking for wires of all sorts, water and 
  >gas lines. It's a free service unless you wreck one of the lines.
  >Years ago I was putting up some chain link 
  >fencing and was trying to drive in the posts. 
  >They are nothing more than light gauge metal pipe.
  >Lowes had a tool that dropped down over the pipe 
  >and the top end was closed. There are two 
  >handles that come out from the sides of this 
  >first piece and you hold them. The posts are 
  >driven in the ground by lifting this tool up and 
  >slamming it down on the post. It's a right heavy 
  >tool but it does a great job at driving posts in 
  >the ground. And it doesn't destroy the end of the post.
  >In the event you go with chain link, you might 
  >consider a come along as well. Doesn't have to 
  >be super powerful because you'd wreck something 
  >if you went crazy drawing it up. But a couple 
  >tons would lend a hand in stretching the chain 
  >link sections. Then you'll have your hands free to connect the nuts and 
  >A thirty pound dog won't require the posts be 
  >set in concrete other than possibly the posts at the gate.
  >Any sales rep can show you what you need to know 
  >about assembly right in the store.
  >Probably going to need a couple half inch or 
  >9/16 wrenches for the nuts and bolts, I 
  >recommend the come along, a level that's really 
  >about it. Everything else is probably not going 
  >to be necessary. However, I'm pretty sure it's 
  >against some rule to buy the minimum in tools. I 
  >know I'd be ashamed if I did such a terrible deed.
  >So having said that... You probably need a 
  >socket set and a set of combination wrenches to 
  >put the different parts of the fence together.
  >I'd go for a power auger to set the posts and a 
  >small cement mixer to mix the concrete you will use to set the posts.
  >You might want a laser level and an audible 
  >level as well because you can't always be sure 
  >one is 100% accurate. Good to have an extra to compare with.
  >It's possible you'll need some vise grips in 
  >case the sockets and wrenches don't do all you need.
  >This should definitely get your fence up and add 
  >to the ever growing collection of tools you need 
  >to combat life's situations. And the list will 
  >be shorter next time you take on another project that calls for tools.
  >----- Original Message -----
  >From: Kevin Doucet
  >To: <>
  >Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:25 PM
  >Subject: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence
  >Hi group,
  >I am looking in to getting a dog. This dog will be for in doors but I
  >want a fenced area for the pet to run and for us to play out in the
  >air. I have an area walled up on two sides, one side the house brick
  >wall and the other side a wood wall of a room addition. I am thinking
  >about having the gate on the wooden wall running along the same plane
  >as the wall, then running the fence at a ninety degree angle to the
  >gate, perpendicular to the brick wall and joining an end fence
  >running perpendicular to the wood wall of the room addition and
  >boxing off the end joining the brick wall to the other ninety degree fence.
  >This will give about a 25 by 50 foot area. As this will not be a
  >big dog, not more than about 30 LBS. this should be enough area,
  >don't you agree?
  >I looked at some mettle fencing, I think it was called welded wire,
  >which looks like it would do the job nicely. Also looked at some
  >mettle fence posts and some wire clamps to attach the fence to the
  >posts. I also have an idea of what to get for the gate and it's fasteners.
  >Now, my concerns are what is involved in putting up the fence? Do I
  >need to have the ground checked by some one to see about water or
  >electrical lines I may puncture with the posts? What tools will I
  >need and what methods do I need to familiarize my self with before
  >starting this project?
  >Thanks for any help you can give.
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