A: Good question, Jeremy! When installing fencing more than 6'H, you must reinforce each post to at least 22" above ground with either an aluminum insert (prior to installing the fence) OR fill each post with concrete (after installing the fence). If using concrete, be sure to tape off the rails to prevent it from flowing into the rails. Please note that an insert cannot be used on any corner posts and you will have to backfill the corners with additional concrete instead. I do hope that this has helped but if you would like more information on this installation process, please feel free to go to weatherable.com and select the "support" tab or you are always welcome to give us a call at 855-224-9761.
A: Great question, Mitch! What you are describing is the "stepping" method and in the case, you would need to purchase "End" posts instead of line posts and cut the holes in the blank side of the post (we recommend using a rotozip or dremel tool). If you are not comfortable with cutting out the routes yourself, you can still use end posts in place of the line posts and install u-mount brackets on the blank side of the posts at the required height. A third option is to order "blank" posts with no routes and install the u-mount brackets on both sides of the posts. Keep in mind that steeper inclines may require longer posts and if installing with the u-mount rail brackets, the rails may need to be shortened since they will not be inserted into the posts. Also, install one panel and one post at a time. I do hope this helps but if you still have questions, please feel free to give us a call at 855-224-9761.
A: Great question, Missy! You are absolutely correct in going with the 5x5x11.6 ft post - standard installation is 3 ft in the ground. I hope this has answered your question but if you need anything further, please feel free to give us a call here at Weatherable at 855-224-9761 and we'll be happy to help.
|Brand||Weatherables||Barrette Outdoor Living||Barrette Outdoor Living||Weatherables|
|Name||5 in. x 5 in. x 11.6 ft. White Vinyl Fence Line Post||5 in. x 5 in. x 9 ft. Cypress Vinyl Fence Corner Post||Horizontal Fence 5 in. x 5 in. x 108 in. Vinyl Line Post in Driftwood||5 in. x 5 in. x 8 ft. White Vinyl Fence Gate End Post|
|Features||UV Protected,Water Resistant||UV Protected,Water Resistant||UV Protected,Water Resistant||UV Protected,Water Resistant|
|Nominal post height (ft.)||12 ft||9 ft||9 ft||8 ft|
|Nominal post width (in.)||5 in||5 in||5 in||5 in|
|Fencing Installation Type||Dig||Dig||Dig||Dig|
|Picket Top Style||Flat Top||N/A||Flat Top||Flat Top|
|Panel Top Shape||Flat||N/A||Flat||Flat|
|View Product||View Product||View Product||View Product|