This extension ladder was on uneven ground so leveled it with a piece of 2×6 and put some stakes in and tied it up so it wouldn’t slip out….also was concerned about the extension ladder being so close to the power line, so i through a canvas cloth over it. to be even safer a fiberglass ladder should have been used or scaffolding…….
Digging a fence post hole by hand is relatively easy and good exercise. I try to get a hole that is at least 30 inches deep, more if the ground is loose. Our cat Izzy checking out my measurements to make sure I get my 30″. When replacing old rotten fence posts….I dig my hole close to the old one and every 8 feet from that one. Digging old post concrete out, you may end up with a hole three times the size of the old one. Sometimes and its not very often you can actually put a post in the old hole, especially if it is really rotten.I have used long auger bits and pry bars to drill and break out the rotten post.
This post was left a little to long before it was replaced…but luckily enough the roof above didn’t drop much. If you notice a little bit of rot on the bottom or top of you post…it may be time check it out or if it looks half as bad as the one in the picture, replace it.
Middle Post holding up two beams…
This middle post holds up two beams joined over the middle of the top of the post. Post jacks on either side of this post is necessary to take post out, so both beams will stay aligned and can be dropped back down on new post.
This post saddle was more exposed to the weather being on the corner of the house and was rusted right through. Cut old post saddle off with a grinder flush with the concrete.Hilti drilled a hole in the concrete next to old post saddle and dropped new post saddle into hole.
- 3’x 5′ sheving unit made of 1×12 Pine Shelving…..fixed shelving on left and adjustable shelving on right.
Top photo: adjustable metal shelving rails dattoed in. Middle photo: slots for fixed shelving dattoed in.