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    Fence experts

    I need fence help. I can't figure out how to brace a corner post that is a 45° angle. The post winds up collapsing towards the middle from the top. I don't really want a brace in the middle of the yard but I can't see any other way.

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    What type of fence is it, one of My first jobs after finishing High School was working for a fence company We did chain link and wood privacy fences.
    The posts were generally sunk 2 to 3 feet into the ground depending on the height of the fence and cemented in place with the structure of the fence providing additional support, they weren't going anywhere.
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    Not sure what kind of fence we're talking about, but all fences have posts, and one method is to come off the corner in both directions and sink an additional couple of posts if necessary. They should be spaced such that the diagonal brace to be added next is at somewhere close to 45 deg. The braces, of course, extend from the base of the new posts to the top of the corner post. Depending on the forces on the corner post you may need to bed the new ones in concrete.

    Just something I have done in a past life. YMMV...
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    Have faith. With enough concrete anything is possible!
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    It's 5 foot no climb welded wire. I've got 8 inch corner post 3 feet in the ground. No cement in the bottom of the holes. They pay held fine when I stretched the wire but after 4 or 5 days the post on the corner starts typing toward the middle letting the fence start to sag.
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    Use two posts. One for each fence line.

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    Hit up Youtube, I'm sure someone has a video on it. Post a picture, this may help others see the issue clearly.
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    Set the corner posts in concrete. That is what my dad and grandfather did on the farm in 1951, and last I checked, it was still holding.
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    My corner posts at a minimum consists of three posts for short spans, and five posts for the longer runs - the actual corner post being larger diameter than the rest.. Always set in CONCRETE with either two or four braces. No matter how you build it, if you use cheap jap or Chinese wire, it will stretch and sag - even a temperature change can cause some sag. Buy American wire if you want it to last.
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    I would not try to set fence posts/poles without a good base of concrete. I rented an auger and knocked it all out in an afternoon. Auger cost $40 for a day.
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