Fence Post Holes
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.