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Removing Ends Of Fence Panels Banged Right Into Posts

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by pollys13a, 21 Nov 2019.

  1. pollys13a

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    The ends of old panels, which are in good condition and keeping. I need to remove them to replace the broken posts they are attached to, the other ends of panels are nailed into sound posts. The ends of the panels have been banged right into the posts. As a result I am unable to slide a hacksaw blade beteen the end of panel and post and cut through the nails, releasing panels. Nor am I able to push in a wall paper scraper and wiggle around to pull the nail head out a bit, then get nail pincers to pull out a bit more then pull out with a claw hammer. Attached couple of photos.
    Any advice, help appreciated.
     

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    Have you a broad bladed wood chisel you can prise in between the panels and posts, with the aid of a hammer?
    When the panels are nailed to the posts, the end pieces get forced along filling the gap - which is why you can't get a blade in.
    John :)
     
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    Hi John, thanks for replying, no I don't have that type of chisel. Also joined Screw Fix forum, someone suggested using a reciprocating saw and a demolition blade, think I'll go down that route.
     
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    You can do of course, but you'll need to get the blade in somehow - perhaps starting at the top.
    A wee bit vicious maybe, but it will work.....look out for the blade wandering!
    John :)
     
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    Don't know if you could get in with a slide hammer nail puller?
     
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    Alternatively use an oscillating saw with an appropriate blade. Slower than a reciprocating saw but may be easier to get to the nails without gouging the timber.
     
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    If your replacing the post and because when initially assembled removal was not thought about then why not cut the post at the bottom, then it would be free to push/pull - making a gap between it and the panels to allow for crowbar use.
     
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