Monday, 30 April 2018

Capping Fence Posts

Ever since I put the fence posts in with my dad a few years ago he's been on at me to cap the tops of the larger telegraph poles that we used as gate and corner posts. 

I know he's right on this one, left they start to rot from the middle out as the preservative is near the outside of the post.


Around the same time I saved a load of lead from a roof I was repairing to do the job, but never got round to using it!

This weekend I finally managed to get the job done. Pretty simple and it didn't take long, I just cut out some circles of lead with snips, bashed it round the top of the posts and fixed it in place using a few copper nails.







Some good recycling and a job that should save me a lot of time in the future! They look quite smart with their caps on as well, although I don't think I'm going to win lead worker of Britain anytime soon!

Anyone else cap their fence posts or thinks they should?

7 comments:

  1. You can also paint the post tops with tar every few years.

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    1. Yeah that would work. I know what I'm like though and I'd never get round to it!

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  2. I cap mine with the old clay pots that were used here for Pine Resin collection. Unlike Flower pots they have no hole at the bottom, and work fine.

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    1. I bet they look pretty cool as well!

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  3. watch that no one comes along and pinches them :-)

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    1. The thought had crossed my mind! Maybe I should have used some old tin instead of lead!

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