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Fence Panels - Concrete slotted posts - replacing panels



 
 
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Old March 1st 09, 12:30 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week - I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


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John wrote:
I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week - I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


You do what I did last weekend abd enlist a neighbour to give you a
hand. Even that was pretty awkward. I can't think how you'd do it alone
without substantial equpiment, as even if you can get the thing up 6
feet in the air, unless you slide it in exactly level it will jam in the
slots.

David

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Lobster wrote:

John wrote:
I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week - I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


You do what I did last weekend abd enlist a neighbour to give you a
hand. Even that was pretty awkward. I can't think how you'd do it alone
without substantial equpiment, as even if you can get the thing up 6
feet in the air, unless you slide it in exactly level it will jam in the
slots.


I've done it, not too difficult, though I do lifting and manual work
every day, so maybe I'd find it easier.
The best thing is to lift it 4 or 5 feet high, then sit it on something,
leaning against the post - a couple of wood offcuts of the right length
would be good. Far easier then to lift it the foot or so to get it on
the top. Once it is 8" or so in the slot, the jam it at an angle, it
wont fall out then, and just lift the end that is jammed to get it a bit
further down.
Alan.


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John wrote:
I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week
- I'll be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


I have done it single handed, but its a right PITA. Did 6 panels by myself
one day, knackered afterwards!

Two methods.

Get a ratchet strap around the panel vertically at the centre point, do it
up fairly tight so the buckle is about 2' from the bottom of the panel.
This gives you something to hold the panel.

Stick one end in the slot & lift the whole panel. As soon as the other end
clears the edge of the slot, move it in & drop the panel a little. Its easy
from now on, use the strap to keep the panel square.

Don't try it on a windy day!

If they are wany lap panels you can often 'spring' them in. Get one end in
the slot & use a pry bar or two to get the other end in. Surprisingly the
panels often have enough flexibility to put up with this as long as the
tolerances are wide enough. Try it at ground level first, if no go, stand
the panel on a workmate or something so its a few feet off the ground & try
again.

Let us know how you get on :-)


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John wrote:
I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week
- I'll be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


it is possible to do it alone, but not safely.

If you insist on going ahead, make sure you have steel toecap boots and wear
several layers of clothing and sturdy gloves.

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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:30:12 -0000, "John"
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I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week - I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.



Watch that horrid utube vid first if you're not convinced by the
other's commments to get help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKRZf7fBozs
WARNING IT'S GROSS!


The kids round here spent an hour one sunday damaging some of the
panels on the field. The council have been told it's very unsafe but
as yet it's not been dealt with.
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"mogga" wrote in message
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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:30:12 -0000, "John"
wrote:

I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week -
I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.



Watch that horrid utube vid first if you're not convinced by the
other's commments to get help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKRZf7fBozs
WARNING IT'S GROSS!


Really excellent justice.


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John wrote:
I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week -
I'll be trying it single handed.
Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.


(a) rugby team
(b) fork lift truck
(c) small crane

Owain

2 guys and a scaffold platform

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"John" wrote in message
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"mogga" wrote in message
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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:30:12 -0000, "John"
wrote:

I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week -
I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.



Watch that horrid utube vid first if you're not convinced by the
other's commments to get help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKRZf7fBozs
WARNING IT'S GROSS!


Really excellent justice.

Panels arrived today - really heavy - the slats are about 100thick!

Managed to lift one onto adjacent shed roof and stopped to take stock. Might
try and use overhanging branch and a rope to pull up the top edge with the
bottom edge resting on the top of the posts. The trouble is it may bend the
branch down and not leave me with enough clearance.

I may even end up partly dismantling the panel and fitting it in pieces.


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"John" wrote in message
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"John" wrote in message
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"mogga" wrote in message
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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:30:12 -0000, "John"
wrote:

I need to replace a couple of panels at my daughter's house this week -
I'll
be trying it single handed.

Any tips on how to get a panel up six feet to drop it in.



Watch that horrid utube vid first if you're not convinced by the
other's commments to get help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKRZf7fBozs
WARNING IT'S GROSS!


Really excellent justice.

Panels arrived today - really heavy - the slats are about 100thick!

Managed to lift one onto adjacent shed roof and stopped to take stock.
Might try and use overhanging branch and a rope to pull up the top edge
with the bottom edge resting on the top of the posts. The trouble is it
may bend the branch down and not leave me with enough clearance.

I may even end up partly dismantling the panel and fitting it in pieces.

Sorry - 10mm thick


 




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