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I have a post sunk into 2 feet of concrete, which is slightly out of
line with its two adjacent posts. I want to connect the three of them
with boards from above, but they don't match up. I'm wondering if I
super-saturate the soil around the concrete with water, if I'll be able
to shift the post a bit or be creating other problems in the process.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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dmcg, 11/7/2005,9:48:12 AM, wrote:

I have a post sunk into 2 feet of concrete, which is slightly out of
line with its two adjacent posts. I want to connect the three of them
with boards from above, but they don't match up. I'm wondering if I
super-saturate the soil around the concrete with water, if I'll be
able to shift the post a bit or be creating other problems in the
process. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


How far apart? I had that problem and cut a block the width of the
stringers and attached it to the post. It had the effect of widening
the post enough to allow the stringer to attach. Use long screws for
the block.

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if it's only in 2 feet of concrete, dig down on the side you want to
lean the post, push it over, and tamp the dirt (or use fine crushed
stone) on both sides eaqually. When you dig down, remove as little
soil as possible...the goal is to have only enough space for the post
to move...you're not digging a well ;-)

Good luck...

Darwin

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On 7 Nov 2005 06:48:12 -0800, "dmcg" wrote:

I have a post sunk into 2 feet of concrete, which is slightly out of
line with its two adjacent posts. I want to connect the three of them
with boards from above,


You'll have to contact God for information on boards from above.

but they don't match up. I'm wondering if I
super-saturate the soil around the concrete with water, if I'll be able


Sounds good to me. I didn't have to deal with any concrete, but I had
a post that was leaning over. I disconnected the top and bottom rails
temporarily and pulled the post vertical with a come-along, attached
to the next post. It didn't move until I remembered to add a lot of
water. Then I held it in place by renailing the top rail. The fence
gate, which was attached to the post, no longer scriaped the sidewalk.

Especially if you want to move it sideways, you also might be able to
drive your car up to the post and push the post vertical. Use a
helper.

to shift the post a bit or be creating other problems in the process.


There is the possibilty that the post will stay in place and you will
shift the earth on its axis. Be careful because this would affect us
too.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.



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dmcg wrote:
I have a post sunk into 2 feet of concrete, which is slightly out of
line with its two adjacent posts. I want to connect the three of them
with boards from above, but they don't match up. I'm wondering if I
super-saturate the soil around the concrete with water, if I'll be able
to shift the post a bit or be creating other problems in the process.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


If by misaligned you mean leaning - yes you can straighten it as others
have said.
If you mean "vertical but out of position" - no, you can't move it.
The best you could do would be to force it to lean so the tops lined up
leaving a non-vertical post. If a leaning post is a problem then bite
the bullet, dig it up and pit it in correctly.

Harry K



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On 7 Nov 2005 20:09:25 -0800, "Harry K"
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dmcg wrote:
I have a post sunk into 2 feet of concrete, which is slightly out of
line with its two adjacent posts. I want to connect the three of them
with boards from above, but they don't match up. I'm wondering if I
super-saturate the soil around the concrete with water, if I'll be able
to shift the post a bit or be creating other problems in the process.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


If by misaligned you mean leaning - yes you can straighten it as others
have said.
If you mean "vertical but out of position" - no, you can't move it.


Very good point. Shame on me for missing this second possible
meaning..

The best you could do would be to force it to lean so the tops lined up
leaving a non-vertical post. If a leaning post is a problem then bite
the bullet, dig it up and pit it in correctly.

Harry K



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