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Video: How To Dig A Hole For A Fence Post, Deck Or Mailbox

By on Mar 27, 2017
Video: How To Dig A Hole For A Fence Post, Deck Or Mailbox


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As with any decking, fencing or other project that involves a post, you might be considering creating the hole yourself. However, it’s not as simple as just digging a hole. This process takes technique and specific measurements to ensure the post hole is safe and functional.

While we always recommend contacting a pro for any fencing or decking project, if you need a simple post hole, this could be a project you can DIY. To help, our friends at MyFixItUpLife share their tips on how to dig a post hole in the video below.

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Tips To Dig A Post Hole

  • Do not angle your shovel, allow it to go straight into the ground.
  • Dig a hole about 36” deep.
  • A digging bar will help break up the dirt.
  • Wear gloves to help protect your hands.

Conclusion

Digging a post hole can be a task that takes some effort, but it’s a step of your project that you can do yourself. Follow these steps to help you dig the perfect post hole.

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