(Diagrams of fence post as viewed from above)
- Look at the diagrams above to work out what type of fencing you have and where you need to position your Post Buddy stakes
- Remove enough of the soil from around the base of the fence post to expose the existing concrete
- Place the tip of the 1st Post Buddy stake in position against the wood of the fence post where it meets the concrete base
- Use a sledgehammer to drive the Post Buddy into the below ground wood of the fence post as far as it will go, but no further than the ‘MAX’ line. Heavy-duty protective gloves should be worn during this task. * **
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the second Post Buddy
- Pull the post straight. Loosely fix screws to the fence post through the center of the slotted holes at the top of both repair stakes. Use external grade wood screws (decking screws work well), size #10 x 2 – 2.5″ long
- Once both Post Buddy stakes are in place and loosely attached to the fence post, use a spirit level to fine-tune the post to achieve the perfect upright angle
- While keeping the post straight, fully tighten the screws in the slotted holes. Then secure the repair stakes to the fence post through the remaining screw holes
- Your wood fence post is now securely fixed
* As with any device driven into the ground, make sure that there are no services within the vicinity (such as, but not limited to, gas, water and waste pipes, and electric cables) before beginning the installation.
** The inevitable effect of using a sledgehammer to drive in the post buddy is that the paint may chip at the top edge. This will not affect its functionality.