It may be essential to replace damaged panels, temporarily remove panels to allow wagons and other heavy things to pass through the fence gate, or simply establish a more convenient point of access. In most cases, conditions necessitate carefully removing the fence post rather than simply tearing it out.
Who owns the fence Panels?
To begin, make sure you have permission to dismantle the fence in your garden; boundary disputes are common among neighbours, so you should check to verify who owns and is responsible for any fencing before removing it. In most cases, this can be accomplished with a simple conversation and an explanation that the fence would be replaced with a newer, more secure kind. If you plan to dig up fence posts, you should also contact your local utility companies; if the fence was erected decades ago, digging up the posts could cause If you don’t know what else could be running beneath your garden.
Tools Required to Remove Fence Panels
You can use these tools to remove the old fence panels.
- Reciprocating or Hand Saw
- Step Ladder
- Pry Bar
How to Remove Fence Panels?
Pre-fabricated panels are used to construct a number of wooden fence styles, including privacy and picket fences. This substantially simplifies the process of installing the fence.
Now we see the steps to remove old fence panels.
Step 1: Take down the fence gates
- Remove the hinges from the gate posts with a screwdriver.
- Remove the gate and transport it to the garbage.
- Remove any remaining fence post hardware by unscrewing it.
Step 2: Dismantle the Fence Panels
After you’ve removed all of the gates, you can go on to the panels. You can simply cut the fence panels off at the posts if you don’t care about keeping them intact.
- Cut the rails as close to the fence as feasible with a reciprocating saw or handsaw.
- If necessary, saw or split the fence panels into small, manageable portions.
- As you work, carry each panel to the dumpster.
Step 3: Pull Out the Fence Post
- Grab a post and wiggle it around.
- If it appears to be moving, keep wiggling until you can push it about an inch in each direction.
- Straighten out the fence post.
How to Remove a Fence Post with Concrete Footing?
Dig and Lever the Footing Method
This method requires more digging, and also you will be needed at least two extended length prybars.
Step 1: Dig around Posthole Perimeter
To get your pry bars underneath the footing and posthole, you’ll need to dig around the posthole. If the dirt is very difficult to dig out, saturate it well with water.
Step 2: Insert Prybars
On opposite sides of the footing, jam the prybars as deeply as possible. The objective is to get the prybar’s flat surface below the footing and pry it up at an angle.
It’s possible that you’ll need some help getting both prybars in place. One at a time, use the prybars, with one person giving pressure and stabilizing while the other pries.
Using one or more short 4×4 posts on the ground as a fulcrum, you can enhance the leverage applied by the prybars.
Step 3: Lever the Footing out of the Posthole
It’s time to start levering the concrete footing out of the ground once you’ve got the two pry bars in place.
One pry bar at a time should be worked. One bar should be totally removed from the hole, while the other should keep the footing in place. Then, lower than before, re-insert the one you withdrew and lever the concrete base upwards. After that, switch sides.
To execute this properly, you’ll need a second pair of hands.
You might be able to get your arms around the concrete base as it begins to emerge from the earth and pull it out completely.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how to remove fence posts. It’s not the most straightforward task, but once completed, you’ll be able to install your new fence.
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