How Deep Should a Fence Post Be?

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How deep a fence post should be will depend on the type of fence post and the area you live in. Typically, a fence post needs to be deep enough to be just below the depth of the frost line.
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The basic rule for posthole depth is to dig a hole that is about one-third the overall length of the pole. This depth is adequate for fence posts that bear an ordinary amount of weight
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You will want to have a tool called a "post hole digger" which will make the holes deep enough while keeping them nice and narrow for the fence posts. A length of string
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The posts needs at least 2 feet, but if you are using concrete 18 inches is fine, the posts you have purchased are kind of short to hold the fence.
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It depends on the type of fence that you are installing as well as the height and even the climate. A good rule would be 2-3 ft below the ground. For colder climates you want to make
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