Retaining wall with possible fence built?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by meets1, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    dig a hole by hand or call miss dig and drill one. flare the botom of the hole fill the hole with concrete put the post in the hole? if you are above grade sonet tube.
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  2. JRJFENCE

    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    Whoever said you can't use a sonotube is wrong. I've done it numerous times. Place the tube and dig I side it, as the hole is being dug push down on the tube and keep digging. The hole will get dug without a problem.
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  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    He was saying no sonotube because its hard to dig a post hole in 3/4" gravel and saying the moisture will ruin the tube.

    1) When you employ latinos......Any hole anywhere WILL get dug. Guaranteed. A non issue.

    2) We usually cover the sonotube so water does not directly hit it.
     
  4. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    What size shovel do you use for a 8" sonotube? Seems like it might be a little difficult.
     
  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Post hole digger...
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  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Size Double D
     
  7. JRJFENCE

    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    DVS, I don't really know you and I always respected what you have said on here even though I don't post alt I do read a lot. I am mexican and I find what you said about Latinos very disrespectful.

    Drakeslayer- we use a post hole digger.
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  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its unfortunate that you read my sentence with a negative tone. Perhaps you've had a long day? May I suggest that you go back and read it again with a positive, upbeat, down to earth tone?

    I have employed latinos since 1997. I'm the minority at my enterprise.

    Ask an American to dig a hole and they will hem and haw and stare at the ground and do everything but get the hole dug.

    I assign the job to my employees (whom are latinos) and they make it happen. Done. No whining. No complaining.

    Thats a fact. Not theory.

    So exactly what's "disrespectful" about that, JRJFENCE?
     
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  9. JRJFENCE

    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    I apologize, DVS. I think I read it a little too fast and jumped the gun.
     

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