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    Sika Post Fix

    Has anyone ever seen this before? This looks very interesting to me. The price is not even outrageous for the equivalent volume of 2 bags of Sakrete.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sika-33-...t_rid=47811807

    I have used other Sika products and been very pleased.

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    I have not but then again I would never put concrete around a wood fence post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I have not but then again I would never put concrete around a wood fence post.
    I haven't done much fence work, personally. In our area, though, it is common to do the corners and any posts on either side of a gate. I wonder, though, if this would be sturdy enough to support a gate. I have also used concrete around mailbox and bird feeder type posts. We have enough freeze thaw heave around that I feel this helps keep thinks solid. I seldom mix the concrete. Sometimes I don't even add water, I figure nature will take care of that.

    I just thought this was an interesting approach to the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    I haven't done much fence work, personally. In our area, though, it is common to do the corners and any posts on either side of a gate. I wonder, though, if this would be sturdy enough to support a gate. I have also used concrete around mailbox and bird feeder type posts. We have enough freeze thaw heave around that I feel this helps keep thinks solid. I seldom mix the concrete. Sometimes I don't even add water, I figure nature will take care of that.

    I just thought this was an interesting approach to the problem.

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    The product info says it’s not for use in structural applications, I’d call gates, fence corners and just about any building application ‘structural’ because of the forces and weight transferred to the post and the post foundation. Line posts, mailboxes, etc should be fine...
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    Seems a bit expensive to me. $12.00 for a bag to do one post vs. $3.50 for a 60 lb. bag of concrete mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Good&Green View Post
    Seems a bit expensive to me. $12.00 for a bag to do one post vs. $3.50 for a 60 lb. bag of concrete mix.
    They are claiming it is the equivalent to Two 50# bags in volume. That said, I normally only use one bag for a mailbox post.

    I don't disagree that it is more money, but there is a lot to be said for speed and convenience. I will pay a premium for that sometimes. I don't have any upcoming projects to test this out, but may try it on a future project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    The product info says it’s not for use in structural applications, I’d call gates, fence corners and just about any building application ‘structural’ because of the forces and weight transferred to the post and the post foundation. Line posts, mailboxes, etc should be fine...
    That does seem counter-intuitive. Dirt will hold the post (as Keith said). Maybe this is useless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    That does seem counter-intuitive. Dirt will hold the post (as Keith said). Maybe this is useless?

    Lee
    If you give it a try, post your experience! It does sound interesting and I could see it being useful in some unusual circumstances, I'd love to hear how it performs. But doesn't seem like an everyday replacement for concrete though.

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    My Brother-inlaw works construction. When he came and worked on my shed they just put a bag of quick-create in dry around the post before he filled and tamped the dirt back in. The ground water will harden the concreate at the base of the post.
    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    That does seem counter-intuitive. Dirt will hold the post (as Keith said). Maybe this is useless?

    Lee
    I think the advantages are speed and labor savings. With Concrete mixed or poured dry around a post and topped off with dirt or dirt/gravel packed back around the post to set it there is considerable effort and time invested in setting them.

    With this, while there may be slightly more cost there is production to be gained and or simply more speed toward completion with less overall effort. To some in the correct application that is well worth the additional $.
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