My dad advice for building the perfect fence post – my secret creates a solid base, it's so easy | The Sun08/29/2023
A DIY dad has made building a perfect fence post within reach of even the most inept.
He even revealed his secret to a solid base and it was so easy.
It's one of dozens of videos from Dad Advice from Bo (@dadadvicefrombo) who has attracted an enormous following of 3.2 million.
"Regular dad teaching you what I I taught my kids,” he said on his TikTok.
His approach to any number of jobs was user-friendly and home-spun, demystifying many DIY jobs that would intimidate many.
In this video, he showed how to erect a fence post.
“I’m going to show you how I put a post in the ground with concrete," he said.
"This is actually for my wife’s berry garden. It also works if you are installing a fence."
With the holes already dug, he revealed his secret at the very beginning of the process.
"I always put a rock at the bottom of a hole. Then I pound on it with my post and that makes a good solid base."
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Then fixed into position 2 x 4 pieces of timber on opposite sides of the post to hold it in place.
Next up, he mixed a bag of concrete and poured it into the hole around the post.
Satisfied the job was done, he checked the levels were good and gave a big thumbs up.
His video has had over 108,000 likes.
“I'm not sure what is more amazing to me. Your wife has a berry garden or you have your own cement mixer. Love your videos," said one person.
A second wrote: “I lost my dad two years ago and just love your videos.”
Meanwhile, a third person was impressed with his useful tip: “Great idea with the rock. Would've saved so much headache and will never have one again.”
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