Rhino Trade Saw Horse
Run a string line along where the colorbond fence will be built and where the posts will be set-out and sunk. Use the marker paint to mark along the ground where the string line is.
Dig the holes for the posts where you marked the spots on the ground with the marker paint. The depth of the holes will depend on how high you want to set the posts.
Where two fence panels meet you will need to join two posts together, so that Colorbond fence panels can be fitted on either side. To join the posts lay them back to back on the saw horses and clamp them together at both ends, so they are flush. Read the instructions that come with the colorbond posts. It tells you where the screws should be drilled, depending on the length of the post. After joining one side with screws, turn the posts over and fix from the other side.
Sink the first and second posts at either end of the first plinth. With your tape measure, check the height of both posts. If a post needs to be higher, add more soil to the hole. If the post needs to be lower, take some soil out of the hole. Do this until both posts are the same height.
It's important before setting the posts that you check that the fence is level. Place the spirit level on the plinth board to make sure it's flat. If necessary, adjust the soil level below the plinth to get it flat. Use the spirit level to also check that the posts are straight.
Once the posts are straight, pour the quickset concrete around them, add the water, following the instructions on the pack. Backfill the hole with dirt and use the spirit level to check that that the post is still straight. If it isn't adjust it as required. Continue this process of laying the plinths, digging the holes and setting the posts into the ground until you've finished.
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