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Fix'n it 04-07-2013 10:03 AM

removing post
 
i have 2 posts that i want to remove. they are cemented down, very sturdy. 1 is straight vertical. the other is angled to help support the other.

i am thinking i could weld something onto the post, strong bar perhaps. then using 2 floor jacks to jack it up.

what do you think ?

Fix'n it 04-07-2013 10:19 AM

ya know. we pulled an engine/trans, 350/350, from a 79 Z-28, yesterday. i wonder if the lift will pull that out. i think i am going to find out.

Fairview 04-07-2013 10:41 AM

If they were cemented in the way I concrete posts in, start digging, you'll be time and frustration points ahead . :laughing: Try just digging about a 190 arc around first to see if it will disrupt the bond enough . For lifting / pulling a clove hitch knot on a slightly rough surface is usually all that's needed .

Fix'n it 04-07-2013 10:51 AM

idk how they made the hole. i am figuring a post hole digger. i am going to drill a hole and put a rod though it. then wrap a chain.
getting started after breakfast = 1/2hr ish.

BigJim 04-07-2013 11:45 AM

The way I pull posts up is take a chain and wrap it around the base of the post, get an old tire and rim let a little air out of the tire. Stand the tire against the post, lay the chain across the tire, hook to truck and pull. That should pull the post up and out of the ground.

Fairview 04-07-2013 12:07 PM

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idk how they made the hole. i am figuring a post hole digger. i am going to drill a hole and put a rod though it. then wrap a chain.
getting started after breakfast = 1/2hr ish.

I have no idea why people ask for advise then do it their own way .

So you can screw around welding , drilling and whatever, or you can set loop "A" on top of loop "B" of a chain , short link preferred , drop it over the post and pull with anything you probably have . For a second stroke if needed , slightly loosen the knot and let the chain slide down the post .

You can see where the chain bites into the tree that was pulled with a 75 HP tractor , and MR. Coyote can't pull it loose so he chews the rope .

But go ahead and do it the difficult way if your frustration level isn't a concern and you have plenty of time .

Fix'n it 04-07-2013 08:14 PM

posts are out. piece of cake, nearly effortlessly. no welding/drilling.


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