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Hey GMan! Have had to do that! Here's a tip...Use a flat or tile spade and slide it down around the cement all the way around and loosen the post and cement.

Get a large lag bolt, flat washers and a piece of chain. Run the lag bolt/washers through the chain and screw it down as deep in the post as you can.

Put a piece of plywood or a couple of 2X4's down. Use your hydra-jack and lift the post up with the chain.

After you get it started moving, you can pull it up and out by hand...

Have fun...
First off I made it thru... actually sqeezed a bit of sleep in there Sat morning.... but man that was another one of those crazy stretches!! WHEW!

I had one better.... Bee...

Cut 3 - 3' sections of 4x4. Then 4 - 12" sections of 2x4.
Get a chain... get a come along.

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Create this neat contraption...

Dig out some of it... wrap a chain around the cross beam and on the old post... basically just wratchet it up and out.

You should have heard the suction on that beast! OMG! It would have put the best hooker to shame!

Then when you're all done... you just un hook the 4x4's and store them in the corner of the shed. Had the chain and the come along... total cost for tool... $6.




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Bad fence!




Dig 'er out and hook up...

The "pole puller"




Out you come!




new 4x6... even with the custom cut knob top!





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Let that new pole set a day... and up goes the fencing... even got the keep the dog out gap filling wood back in place at the bottom...





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Nice project Gas. Glad you got it done
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Nice project Gas. Glad you got it done
and before the snow hit.
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That looks like what we would call a "3 beer job"
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Looks great! I hope you used treated wood.
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That looks like what we would call a "3 beer job"

I can tell you don't do many handy man projects... ...It would have taken 3 beers to dig the hole...2 beers to celebrate extraction...at least 1 beer while setting the new post and at least 6 more while watching/waiting for the concrete to dry...



By then, the 1/2 lb burgers should be off the grill and ready to eat...

And then we can't forget the takedown/stow away of the equipment and the assorted lies needed to finish up the case...

Besides, if you finish too quickly...you will hear the, "while you have your work clothes on, and your tools out...you can do..." from the Mrs...


These things will you learn...as more experience you get, young sportbiker...

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I can tell you don't do many handy man projects... ...It would have taken 3 beers to dig the hole...2 beers to celebrate extraction...at least 1 beer while setting the new post and at least 6 more while watching/waiting for the concrete to dry...



By then, the 1/2 lb burgers should be off the grill and ready to eat...

And then we can't forget the takedown/stow away of the equipment and the assorted lies needed to finish up the case...

Besides, if you finish too quickly...you will hear the, "while you have your work clothes on, and your tools out...you can do..." from the Mrs...


These things will you learn...as more experience you get, young sportbiker...
Very good points, I guess I'll learn even quicker if I listen to "old" guys like you that have been through it all... I to your knowledge and experience.
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:yikes: I can tell you don't do many handy man projects... ...It would have taken 3 beers to dig the hole...2 beers to celebrate extraction...at least 1 beer while setting the new post and at least 6 more while watching/waiting for the concrete to dry...
I still live in a rental house so you're right about the handyman projects (i'm not going to do things that i'm paying for someone else to do). But I did lots with my dad through highschool and college, but he doesn't drink alcohol so my judgement is off as far as how many beers a job requires.
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Very good points, I guess I'll learn even quicker if I listen to "old" guys like you that have been through it all... I to your knowledge and experience.

Maybe someday...I'll teach you how to answer your cell phone...

Ask birdman...I taught him...
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Ask birdman...I taught him...
Birdman, care to shed some light on this??
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Birdman, care to shed some light on this??
Knight, with any home project you can figure 2-3 beers an hour minimum. Sometimes 4-5 depending on the job.
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Knight, with any home project you can figure 2-3 beers an hour minimum. Sometimes 4-5 depending on the job.
I fully concur.



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I fully concur.

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I fully concur.
good to know, and if I know marko at all we're not talking about crappy light beer either
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good to know, and if I know marko at all we're not talking about crappy light beer either
You know me. Some jobs will get you down right hammered by the completion of the project.



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You know me. Some jobs will get you down right hammered by the completion of the project.
funny.

I just half-repped you for that. I hit enter before finishing my message.
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