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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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How do I remove this Rebar?


I tried banging it, pulling it, and asking it nicely to leave. Nothing has worked so far.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Not sure what the second picture is but the in the first picture I would just get an angle grinder and cut off the 6 or so rebars that are sticking up.

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Not sure what the second picture is but the in the first picture I would just get an angle grinder and cut off the 6 or so rebars that are sticking up.

I think the right picture is the before picture and the left picture is the after picture.
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That is true. The pictures went in the wrong order. Bottom picture is the concrete curb that has been blasted out with a hammer. The top picture is the rebar that remains.

Angle grinder you say? What kind of blade?
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The top picture is the rebar that remains.
Angle grinder you say? What kind of blade?
Ones meant for metal.

Thinner blades will give a neater cut.
Thicker blades will allow you to grind on what remains.
You'll need both.
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yup. standard zip wheels
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A sawzall with a metal blade will do it also. Might to grind a small bit down level with the angle grinder after the cut.
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Ok I can try that. I actually have a metal blade for my sawzall. I hope it works but if it doesn't I guess I'll have to go buy a new angle grinder!
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recip blades work but they burn up pretty quick. if you have a grinder zip wheel its faster and more economical
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Yup right angle grinder with thin reinforced metal blades. You can also use an offset adapter in your sawsall, and a long hack blade, you just flex the blade down into a curve so it runs along the floor.
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by doing that the teeth will dull even quicker from the action of having the blade rubbing on the concrete. hence angle grinder being a better idea
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One Sawzall blade will easily cut what you show in the picture.

An angle grinder will zip them off just fine too but I have a hard time recommending a grinder first when other (safer) methods will work just fine, especially here, in a DIY Forum.
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Also a buddy or gal friend with a Oxy-Acetylene torch works also.
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Well a new 4.5" angle grinder was the winner. Once thin metal blade a poop load of sparks. It worked like a charm.
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Well a new 4.5" angle grinder was the winner. Once thin metal blade a poop load of sparks. It worked like a charm.
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