I have found that a good, easy to install, and cheap solution is to use
barbed wire fence posts ("T" Posts) for the first 4 foot or so and then use
the appropriate sized PVC (1.25" I think) that will fit tightly over the top
for the last 2-3 feet. I then use a hacksaw and cut a slit in the top of
the PVC to hold the wire in place and allow it to be easily stretched
between the supports. I am using some 18 gauge copper plated steel and can
get by with about one support every 100 foot or so.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 7:58 AM
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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