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    Loose aluminum gate fence post

    I have an aluminum fence around the perimeter of my pool. One post, the gate post, has become loose. It is secured in cement as are the other posts, the patio is paver. It appears the cement itself is not loose - there looks like there is a 1/16" to 1/8" of wiggle room on the side of the fence post facing the pool.

    Any ideas on how to tighten the post up ? Epoxy ? Shim ? etc ?
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    Loose aluminum gate fence post

    Here's a pic. It's the post on the left. The one on the right is the hate itself.
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    Re: Loose aluminum gate fence post

    Is it loose enough to pull out yet? If so Hydraulic cement in the hole and slide it back in.
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    Loose aluminum gate fence post

    Not loose enough to pull out yet. I'm concerned about the domino effect if I wait for it to get looser, eg it may shake the next post out.
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    Re: Loose aluminum gate fence post

    I would chisel out the concrete around the post and backfill with hydraulic cement. How deep is the hole? My not be deep enough.
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    Loose aluminum gate fence post

    Not sure how deep the hole is. Install was 2 years ago. Prior to my ownership of the home.

    I'm trying to get an idea of options to attack this - I really appreciate your feedback.
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    Re: Loose aluminum gate fence post

    No problem. Your best solution is to remove the post and fill the hole with Hydraulic cement and then slide the post back into the hole getting the cement around and into the post. But if this can't be done do your best to pack it around the post. This may have to be done every couple years. Proper installation is key to longevity.
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