Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Pipe wrench, if the auger gets stuck. Some locations may require you to use a 6-in. digging bar, a drain tile shovel and/or a clamshell posthole digger.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
You may also need a tarp, fuel and a steel pipe.