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Old 03-01-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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removing post from concrete


My garage was once converted to a living space, so they put a square metal post (2" square and about 2' sticking out of driveway) in front of the garage bay to act as a car barrier.

Well...I have since converted the garage back to a garage and now I need to remove the post.

Was this post put in for code?

I tried a saws-all but the steel is very heavy gage and it did not work too well. I also went at the concrete with a cold chisel. The problem is that Im not sure how deep this post is, and how it is anchored.

Any suggestions on how to remove it. I never used a jack hammer before.



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Old 03-01-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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its probably filled with concrete if done right. you will need to rent a partner saw and cut around the post if you want to remove it completely then patch the hole.


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Old 03-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Use a sawzall with a metal blade and cut 1/8" into each side. Take a hammer and hit the side of the post at the top.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:41 PM   #4
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Exactly. Even a 4-1/2" grinder with a cut-off wheel should do it. Cut as deep as the steel goes, flush with the pavement, and then hit it with a hammer.

A 4-1/2" grinder will cost you $16 at Harbor Freight.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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Rent a demo hammer or jack hammer to break of the concrete as need - then patch it over.
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