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    Evening all, our boundary fence has finally given up the ghost, blown over in the recent winds so it's time to replace. It fell over because there was around 300mm of soil up against the steel and it rusted out.

    I will rebuild it myself with contribution from the nengihbours and was wondering wether it is necessary to assist the retaining wall sleepers with an intermediate post between the colourbond channels. The neighbours have less than no idea as they are completely not the DIY type. Someone local fences have the intermediate post (TP or gal), others don't. Is it worth the additional effort to install them for 300mm? The soil it is retaining is between our pool and the fence line and approx 600mm in width.

    thanks in advance.
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    Anyone? I was leaning towards putting some extra posts in, but the fencing mob I got a quote from seemed to think not to bother.
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    I probably would because I'd be worried about bowing. I'd just put in a sleeper as a post, battened screwed to the sleepers


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    I use steel plinths which can retain up to 450mm, each one is about 150mm high and designed to fit between the channel posts at 2.4m spacing. They are made by Gramline and come in all colorbond colours.

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