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Removing hand rails

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jacko555, 10 Sep 2020.

  1. jacko555

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    I have inherited a railing that I want to remove.

    The posts are set solid in the ground.

    I can use an allen key to remove the hand rails and leave the vertical posts.

    Thoughts on removing them? Dig out, or angle grinder, or, try and loosen them with a sledge hammer and try to lever them loose?

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  3. JohnD

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    you can use a jack to pull them out of the ground. An engine hoist should do it, with thick boards under the wheels. Americans use an agricultural jack of a type I have not seen here.

    In your case I expect each will come out with a plug of concrete, so the paved surface will be damaged but can be relaid.
     
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    I think you might mean a high lift Jack? Off roaders use them as well.
     
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  5. jacko555

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    Dad has one. Great idea
     
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    this

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  7. frutbunn

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    That's it.
     
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    But a board under the base to stop it from sinking into the ground
     
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    Worked a treat
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    I bought one of them years ago but apart from using it once horizontally as a winch, i've not used it. Not had a 4x4 on the road for years, still needs putting back together.
     
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    We were laughing about their use. He prefers a bottle jack to change the land rover tyres.

    Mentioned it makes a painstaking manual winch (remember the movie Ice Cold in Alex? Winching the ambulance over sand dunes?)

    Apart from that its fairly useless. Today was the most use he'd had from it in the past few decades...
     
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    They're actually really good off road, you can jack the vehicle really high and push it over and out of a rut.
    Although as I usually run an LJ80 rather than a Land Rover i rarely get stuck anyway.
     
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    Is that called a Toe Jack ?
     
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    I've only ever seen them described as high lifts or farm jacks.
     
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    You can possibly advertise that handrail on Facebook / local as quite a few people need them.
    Or build an industrial coatrack/ coffee table
     
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