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Old 03-14-2005, 03:29 PM
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Default 4 1/2 diameter hole 36" deep for my dock

I have a steel post pier and want to cover the steel posts with wood pilings. I can get telephone poles and cut them to 26" length but who can bore a 4 1/2 inch hole through a 36" long telohone pole I need about 16 of them.
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I can only imagine the answers to this !
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Default Re: 4 1/2 diameter hole 36" deep for my dock

This doesnt answer your question, but what about sliding PVC over them?? I'm guessing you want the wood look though, and not just protection for your boat from hitting it.
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maybe a mill?
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Default Re: 4 1/2 diameter hole 36" deep for my dock

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This doesnt answer your question, but what about sliding PVC over them?? I'm guessing you want the wood look though, and not just protection for your boat from hitting it.
yes I am after the wood look and also it is better protection than pvc I also plan to run some 2 inch rope between the as a decorative touch
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I have a steel post pier and want to cover the steel posts with wood pilings. I can get telephone poles and cut them to 26" length but who can bore a 4 1/2 inch hole through a 36" long telohone pole I need about 16 of them.
For starters you dont want a boat rubbin agains a phone pole ..The creosote leaves marks .. Id wrap em with rope.. Or box them out with 2x6 's
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For starters you dont want a boat rubbin agains a phone pole ..The creosote leaves marks .. Id wrap em with rope.. Or box them out with 2x6 's
I agree, box 'em and find a fire fighter to get you a full length of 4" or 6" hose. The stations can only use them for so long then have to toss 'em to avoid in-service failure. It's the BEST thing to line a dock with, cheap (free if he'll hook you up), rubber inside and soft woven cover. That stuff lasts a long time and takes a beating!!
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Default Re: 4 1/2 diameter hole 36" deep for my dock

Not to burst your bubble, although I think your idea is great, I do believe that if you bore a log that way it will split open over a short period of time .

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Yep, box 'em. Maybe even make a nice jig so you can cut all your pieces to make them a hexagon or octagon box.
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