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Inserting replacement arris rails

I need some kind of wizardry from the forums to get these fence repairs done.  There’s no apparent give in the fence posts which are concreted in, so I can’t squeeze in the new rails…


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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    If I can’t fix anything with gaffer tape or WD40 I resort to a hammer, any good?😀😀
    OH says he cant see a way, can you make some sort of bracket fixed to post and re do the dovetail. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    I’m thinking of trying to flex the rail forward of backwards to bring the ends closer together.  Will try it tomorrow but I think they’re pretty rigid.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    If you can get a couple of mates it could work.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,753
    edited September 2021
    There are metal brackets available that will fix rails to the posts. You can trim the rails so they just fit inside the posts, and then fix with the brackets.

    Google arris rail brackets you will see what I mean. 
    AB Still learning

  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Posts: 633
    edited September 2021
    JoeX said:
    I’m thinking of trying to flex the rail forward of backwards to bring the ends closer together.  Will try it tomorrow but I think they’re pretty rigid.

    You could maybe shorten the rail ends so you need a little less bend, or/and extend the slots upwards on one of the posts so you could angle the rails and slide them in from above?
    I wonder about bending the rail by
    screwing a spare rail securely to one side of the posts, then using a spacer.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    edited September 2021
    JoeX said:
    I’m thinking of trying to flex the rail forward of backwards to bring the ends closer together.  Will try it tomorrow but I think they’re pretty rigid.
    Stone the crows, it worked!

    Took two of us at full strength but not so hard after all.
  • Obviously stronger than the average bear 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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