Bent aluminum fence post- Help!

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Old 02-01-19, 03:18 PM
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Bent aluminum fence post- Help!

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My Dog pushed her way through my hollow aluminum post fence and bent one of the posts in the process. Is there a practical way to correct this and bend it back?

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Old 02-01-19, 03:27 PM
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Other than just grabbing and bending back I cant think what else to do.

If the dog bent it it must not be too sturdy!
 
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Old 02-01-19, 03:31 PM
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If you are worried about bending it worse when you go to bend it back, you might try taking a couple pieces of wood, placed on either side, then use 2 or 3 quick clamps to draw it together. Problem is you might need to "overbend" it to get it back to straight.
 
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Old 02-01-19, 04:19 PM
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You now have a major problem. The dog knows he can get out by pushing hard between the bars.
You'll have bent bars everywhere soon.
 
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I know what you're saying, but I guess it's pretty sturdy. I'm a big guy and I can't bend it back with brute force. I need to create leverage of some sort to bend it straight.
 
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Old 02-02-19, 10:08 AM
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That's where the clamps might come in handy because you can put the screws to it.
 
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