Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Safety glasses
- Hearing protection
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.
- Marking stakes
- Scraps of plywood
You may also need a tarp, fuel and a steel pipe.