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ryanb4614 08-09-2012 04:43 PM

Remove Leaded Solid Rod Irons from Concrete
 
I will be covering my old 11x30 concrete patio this week with small gravel possible roofing paper and sand to put pavers over it. The concrete is in terrible condition and water collects on it. I am trying to remove the rod iron railings that go around it but I cannot get them out. After chiseling for the last hour it look like they were set in the concrete with lead... I cut on of the rods off with a metal saw but there is about 4 inches still sticking out of the concrete I need it leveled with the concrete. The post or solid not hollow which I was surprise to find. Any ideas to remove it? I tried using my propane torch but its to low and it keeps going out. Never saw anything like this

tony.g 08-09-2012 04:53 PM

Have they got to come out completely, or can you cut them flush with the surface with an angle grinder (disc cutter)?

ryanb4614 08-09-2012 04:54 PM

I would just cut them flush but I cant get close enough

tony.g 08-09-2012 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanb4614 (Post 985091)
I would just cut them flush but I cant get close enough

How come? Pic(s) would help.

(trying to cut them with a hack saw would be a pain!).

Canarywood1 08-09-2012 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanb4614 (Post 985084)
I will be covering my old 11x30 concrete patio this week with small gravel possible roofing paper and sand to put pavers over it. The concrete is in terrible condition and water collects on it. I am trying to remove the rod iron railings that go around it but I cannot get them out. After chiseling for the last hour it look like they were set in the concrete with lead... I cut on of the rods off with a metal saw but there is about 4 inches still sticking out of the concrete I need it leveled with the concrete. The post or solid not hollow which I was surprise to find. Any ideas to remove it? I tried using my propane torch but its to low and it keeps going out. Never saw anything like this


Ever heard of a sawzall,it's what the're for.

bbo 08-09-2012 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tony.g (Post 985089)
Have they got to come out completely, or can you cut them flush with the surface with an angle grinder (disc cutter)?

I'm with tony. Id rather use an angle grinder than a sawzall for this application.

Bondo 08-09-2012 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbo (Post 985186)
I'm with tony. Id rather use an angle grinder than a sawzall for this application.

Ayuh,.... Ditto that,....


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