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Old 04-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #16
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How to remove metal fence posts?


I know this is an old thread but wanted to share my experience.

Tried the jack, but could not get it to work because of unlevel ground. Tried a long 1 inch iron pipe as a lever, that just bent.

Used the pressure washer with the narrowest setting nozzle. Boring with the water on three sides of the post. About 5 minutes per post and out they came. All were about 18 inches deep in Georgia clay.

Thanks for the tip on using water pressure.


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How to remove metal fence posts?


The HFT solution is to use a 3-1/2 Ton Farm Jack:
http://www.harborfreight.com/48-inch...jack-6530.html
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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I pulled out 3 this weekend in about 15 minutes with a spade shovel. SO you may jsut dry digging down to see how really "sunk" they are. Mine were about 2 feet deep and one foot wide footings. I guess I may have just gotten lucky, but a little digging and rocking the posts back and forth had them out fast.

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