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How to ensure levels on a sloping block

ScottHGirling
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How to ensure levels on a sloping block

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I recently built a low-height picket fence around the garden bed at the front of my Unit using recycled pickets & tile battens. There is a slope from front of Unit to garden edge which abuts the common driveway (see pics). One challenge was to ensure the same level of all nine support posts. Existing trees in the garden made a string line difficult. My brother came to the rescue. It’s a 2person exercise. We picked up some clear tube from Bunnings (about 10ms). Fill the tube with water, ensuring no bubbles remain. Then take the ends of the tube to any two posts and  hold the tube ends against the post. You might need to raise or lower the posts until the water in the tube at both ends is level with the top of the post. Easy, quick & effective :smile: 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to ensure levels on a sloping block

Hello @ScottHGirling

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you for joining us and sharing your solution to leveling support posts.

 

What an elegant solution to a challenging problem. Your picket fence looks picture perfect and looks totally level. How did you get the slope of the fence so perfect? I'd be interested to hear the materials you used to make the picket fence. I'm sure our members would like to know the steps you took to assemble your project.

 

Thank you for sharing the photos of your project. We look forward to seeing more.

 

Eric

 

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