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Old 01-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Metal post bent - issue

A gate post (about 6" x 6" x 8') was hit by a loader during snow removal. The post is slightly bent. Is there a way to straighten the post by heating it or cutting and re-welding? Any advice is appreciated


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Old 01-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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Yep---you may need to heat the inside of the bend until red hot---oxyacetylene would do that---

Any skilled heavy equipment welder will have experience with that job---


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Old 01-26-2014, 07:49 PM   #3
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How 'slightly" bent is it. A come-a-long might pull it back straight.
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I'd say it's a futile effort at best. It's steel, and square. It's not just bent, it's kinked. The ground was probably frozen. I'd replace it.
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Can you post a photo of the post?
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It would be a lot easier to replace given the fact that it's 6x6" as that will not be easy to straighten.
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You can cut above the kink and below it. Grind edges to a 45 angle and tack weld it straight. Fill the weld with appropriate stick and then grind the sides flat. The grinding is the hardest since you will need a bunch of different grits and then prime and repaint. Most likely it would be easier and cheaper to replace unless you have the tools to do the previously stated. Good luck


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