Thecatman wrote:You're talking about putting 24" rebar in the ground. Every post pounder I've seen are more than 24" long. And heavy. At least the ones we use where I work.
I would think a 3lb single jack should suffice. Just practice your aim.
Elorrum wrote:I hammer rebar once a year, about 12 pieces, tops. I know there are easier ways, but the investment in a new tool, generator, and lag screws, just doesn't make sense for me. and yes I know some say you can use a ratchet. Let's race with hammer vs. ratchet, and if ratchet wins for time, maybe I'll consider it for next year.
I have a three pound sledge, and I bought a 4 inch black pipe nipple and cap as a pounder aid.(photo is of galvanized, but I like the black pipe) It gives me a little larger surface area to hit. Last year I couldn't find it, and still was able to put those 12 stakes in the ground, I pull them out with a pair of long handle slip joint pliers, twist them around both ways and then pull up.
unjonharley wrote:Like a hammer drill.. Or chisel "air/electric" hammer, that just hammers.
One year I saw a slide hammer on the playa..Pipe went over the rebar.. A rod that fit inside the pipe.. A three lb, hammer head attached to the rod.. The a wooden handle on the rod.
tamarakay wrote:Ok, on that video be drilled that rebar in really far, but how did he get it back out?
unjonharley wrote:Last year sand here at home in the garden I used a hammer drill..
Put an old over size socket just bigger than the rebar..
Extract with vise grips and pinch bar..
I run the drill off my storage battery w/inverter and (50ft.) extension cord..
BBadger wrote:^Rhino! wrote:
Looks good, but will I be able to power one of those off a EU1000? I'm trying to cut down on weight.
unjonharley wrote:I just set up a monkey hut green house.. Used Lag screws.. I have a large lead acid battery for camping.. Wheeled it out to the garden hooked up the inverter to extention cord and impact drill.. Banged those lag screws in no time..
The real plus of lag screws is, They go flat to the ground and nothing to trip over..
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