The Best Fence Post Removal Trick

Updated: Mar. 09, 2023

Stop going crazy over how to remove fence posts

Family Handyman

I’ve tried a lot of different methods for removing 4×4 fence posts sunk in concrete, but this fence post removal strategy the easiest one I’ve found. Screw a piece of scrap 2×4 to the post a couple of inches from the ground, put a landscape timber alongside as a fulcrum, and use a long metal bar as a lever. Just stand on the bar, and the post and concrete footing will usually pop right out of the ground. — Mike Barnes. Have you heard about this recent innovation of using expanding foam for setting fence posts?

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