How To Set Posts To Build A Pole Barn Yourself DIY

How to set posts to build a pole barn all by yourself. How to install and set 6×6 treated posts for a pole barn all by yourself DIY. This is the best way I’ve found set pole barn posts all by yourself. With a few of the right tools and the right system and a strong back it’s very doable. 🙂

In this video I don’t show how to lay out your pole barn and setting up your strings etc. but I do show how to set the posts. I will cover the rest in another video and link to it once it’s complete.

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20 Replies to “How To Set Posts To Build A Pole Barn Yourself DIY”

  1. So this video isn’t a debate of whether to set the posts in concrete or gravel etc. It’s just to show the things I did to set posts by myself. You can backfill them however you researched and is best for you. Also all the 2x4s I’m putting on are temporary bracing. I would never stagger them back and forth for permanent nailers. Thanks

  2. Cool projects, I just subbed, what part of the world are you in? I have alot of projects, alot get put off, because I have to do them my self also. You got some good ideas to get things when working alone! Maybe k can use a few to get my projects done!

  3. Great Video. I'm going to build a rough pole barn structure to store firewood over the summer so it doesn't have to be fancy, but needs the base structure to be solid. This will help me get the 4x4s set with minimal help.
    Thanks again and great job on this. Very informative.

  4. See I helped build one with someone and they used nails I use screws if I build one myself screws work better

  5. Hi, ever finish that other video of layout of poles etc. I am about to start a 30X32 PB for my daughter who's fiance just got deployed to Kuwait in Febuary so it looks like I'll be on my own 🙁

  6. Hmmmm….never seen anyone use 2X6s as posts before. Are they as strong as a 4X6? Any big cost difference? Planing on building a shed this spring, this method may work.

  7. Casually speaking, well done video with exact explanations to the novice builder. Furthermore, let's applaud how many questions hes continued to answer. Helper much? ( see how I managed my own q)

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  9. Nothing beats a gang…..great work man! we have all been left alone and the work needs to get done! cant keep babysitting the crew

  10. Your posts look to be laminated 2×6 PT boards, some even have finger joints in them. This is a horrible idea, the laminated/ joined boards will inevitably trap moisture between the layers and will speed rot & decomposition. Pay for solid PT 6×6 posts or my preference is 12in telephone post treated w/ arsenic for saltwater immersion. They are harder to handle & a level isn't as accurate as the posts have taper but the posts will never have to be replaced in your lifetime and if you whack it w/ heavy equipment it won't buckle or fail.

  11. I need to erect a 20 ft 6×6 post by myself. Any advice on how to do this, and on how deep the hole needs to be? Any advice greatly appreciated!

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