After the 2011 flood, I built a long bamboo fence to grow a beautiful flowering vine. It's a beautiful vine and also deters the neighbours from using my front yard as a walkthrough. Unfortunately, the wooden uprights have rotted and the fence and vine are on the way over. Tried everywhere to purchase metal star picket posts [USA Y posts] but couldn't find them around here. I don't want to use concrete uprights [too heavy for this old man and I'm not a great lover of concrete.] So after a bit of searching on the Net, I've decided to use 2" PVC pipes as uprights and then use PVC pipe straps to hold the horizontal bamboo slates to the PVC uprights. I figure this will be easier for me to work with and the PVC won't rot. Has anyone ever tried this? PS> I'll let you know how it goes.