For those wanting a protected and pleasing property perimeter, vinyl fencing has become a go-to choice for its reliable attributes and minimal upkeep. Alas, like all fences, it nevertheless requires periodic maintenance—including potentially replacing a post. The good news is that mastering the art of taking out a vinyl fence post is straightforward; but with any complex job, a few essential tips should be taken into consideration for effectiveness and accuracy.
Necessary Utensils and Provisions
We’ll begin by using a pry bar to dislodge the vinyl fence post from its base. A hammer may be necessary in situations where the post is firmly stuck in place.
Work carefully to free the post from the surrounding attachments and then use a saw, either a reciprocating or a hacksaw, to cut through the vinyl.
To get rid of any residual vinyl, take a paint scraper or putty knife, and scrap it from the fence post.
Grab a bucket and fill it to the brim with liquid. Now, it’s time to add a measure of muriatic acid, about a cupful, into the water.
Keeping a close eye on the emptied acid container, delicately bathe the fence post with its contents to dissolve any lingering vinyl glue and adhesive material.
To finish off, use a towel to wipe down the fence post before giving it a final check-over to make sure there is no damage visible.
If the fence post has sustained any type of damage, a replacement will likely be necessary.
With the plastic-clad fencing post free of injury, you can proceed to mend or replace it as you wish.
Post time: 2023-06-24