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Old 02-25-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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How to drill 6-8" hole in reinforced concrete?

I think I might've posted about my problems with my septic tank before. I just spent 3 weekends digging out a magnolia tree that someone planted on top of the septic tank in the home we just bought. It was a ton of work. I didn't think i'd ever see the septic tanks.

I've dug it out and can see the lids of both tanks but they're at least 4 inches of reinforced concrete that has to be lifted off. I want to make an access hole in both lids so that I don't have to dig this thing up again.

Is there a masonry tool that I can rent to do this? Does it have any problems cutting through the rebar? Is it difficult to operate?



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Old 02-26-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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When was the last time it was cleaned out?
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