My choice would be to use pressure treated fence posts - 3" or so by 6'
long. Then bolt or screw (I just use 3.5" drywall screws) your 2x4 to
that.... slightly more money but 2 advantages:
- lets you easily change or adjust the height above ground and is easy to
repair when a moose/cow/ whatever you have runs amok thru the beverage
field. (I used2x2's which break well before the post would).
Real pressure treated - not just painted or dipped - posts last a long
time, easily 10 years I'd say.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 13:58
Subject: [TowerTalk] Wood posts
> I'm planning on using pressure treated 2x4's to support some
> Beverages. I'll just poke some holes in the ground with my tractor's
> post hole digger attachment, and drop the 2x4's in.
> Does anyone have any tips on making the wood last longer, or will
> it be OK in direct contact with soil?? Will it last ten years or so?
> 73, Tom W8JI
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