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Best way to break up large lumps of concrete

Discussion in 'Building' started by Longshanks, 26 May 2020.

  1. Longshanks

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    Tried that a few years ago and could make no impression whatsoever. Fast forward to now, lots of I’ll health, 61 almost, so unlikely.
     
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    Ahh, SDS drill should work fine then :)
     
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    Hi

    Just tried with my masonry drill (biggest one I have), and no joy. Taking ages to penetrate the concrete, even on hammer action. Tried basking with hammer and chisel, and equally unresponsive. Know why I gave up last time now

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    Bashing.
     
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    Thanks. May have a “third way”now. Guy coming up later this week to do some fencing. Going to see if he’s got one of these gizmos.
     
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    Hi

    Gardener guy promised to remove concrete when he comes up on Friday, so hopefully a result.

    You’ve all been v helpful on this. So much so, wondered if you could look at my post in Woodwork section. Don’t seem to have had any bites yet. (Swivel storage in kitchen cupboard issue)

    Many thanks
     
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    Best way to break up large lumps of concrete

    Get someone else to do it.

    Andy
     
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    I have exactly the same and can't fault it :)
     
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    Yes that breaker is a good one, excessively noisy and heavy and blows a gale of dust aroundbaround,f the price it's reliable and does the job.
    They also do a bigger one that just breaks and doesn't drill, that is better for bigger jobs but i haven't tried one myself.

    Having said that I'm with her's p&d all the way, if you get someone else to do it they might even just roll it into their skip unbroken for you
     
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    What you doing Saturday?
     
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    These lumps of concrete in the ground may be hard but they are brittle, and it's all about technique. They can be broken easily.

    You need to concentrate on breaking small bits off, work on the irregular protrusions to fracture them. Don't just hit in one place forever, and don't try straight in the middle or towards the middle.
     
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    Having a BBQ, you coming round?

    Andy
     
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    Good points, Woody. When I was in primary school I watched 2 guys with jackhammers demolish a WW2 pillbox at the bottom of the playing field. Took them ages. Now you'd get a 360 with a pecker and watch it fall apart. Well the kids wouldn't be watching it in their breaks .They'd be on mobile phone games . No one wants to be a builder :(
     
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