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red dwalf

wooden Obsy post repair

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red dwalf

after almost 7 years of service, i gave the obsy a once over and a lick of wood preserver only to discover the roll off roof support post has rotted away at the bottom, after closer inspection it had almost rotted all the way through so urgent repairs were needed, after a little research i picked up a couple of brackets from Toolstaion and began the repairs, after supporting the posts to stop it dropping and moving around i cut away the rot, fitted the bracket and concreted it in place, seems to have done the trick and now fully ready for the coming winter months, roll on those clear nights !

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red dwalf

after almost 7 years of service, i gave the obsy a once over and a lick of wood preserver only to discover the roll off roof support post has rotted away at the bottom, after closer inspection it had almost rotted all the way through so urgent repairs were needed, after a little research i picked up a couple of brackets from Toolstaion and began the repairs, after supporting the posts to stop it dropping and moving around i cut away the rot, fitted the bracket and concreted it in place, seems to have done the trick and now fully ready for the coming winter months, roll on those clear nights !

https://stargazerslounge.com/gallery/image/35120-3/

https://stargazerslounge.com/gallery/image/35118-1jpg/

https://stargazerslounge.com/gallery/image/35119-2jpg/

https://stargazerslounge.com/gallery/image/35121-4jpg/

https://stargazerslounge.com/gallery/image/35117-5jpg/

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Bottletopburly

Good job 👍 But is the bottom off the post clear of the concrete , if you had 12mm clearance and sealed bottom of post less likely to rot again.

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red dwalf

There's a metal plate just above the concrete that the post is sitting on, maybe I should have left 5 to 10 mm clearance, but hopefully should be ok now as it's not constantly in damp soil, time will tell, hopefully it'll last another 7 years L.O.L

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Bottletopburly

The bracket supposed to bolt down ie it would be 2” above concrete that’s what the hole was for , never mind I’m sure it will last a lot longer than being in soil 👍

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