Re: Preventing rot in fence posts
The only thing i might add to this advice, particularly the angling of any concrete away from the posts, is the use of copper naphthenate on any cuts you might make. We had to rebuild a trellis that was taken down in an ice storm (which was meant to support masses of vines and resist the occasional ice storm and hurricane) where we (probably) over built it by cementing the bases and treated the posts with c.n. where they were cut and/or come in contact with the cement. It's only been five years, but the structure seems as sturdy as when it was new.
Originally Posted by keith3267