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whats the best tool to hire

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by fattony, 21 Jun 2007.

  1. fattony

    fattony

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    I need to replace an old fence, despite it being old the posts seem to be rock solid, I want to fit a higher 6ft fence but will need to dig out the old panels, the lawn is getting re turffed so it doesnt matter how big a hole I dig. I first thought of hiring a post hole borer (I think thats what their called) but someone told me their crap, if so what should I use?
     
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    jack hammer?

    (to break concrete holding existing posts)

    for smallest holes fr new posts you want a funny pair of spades, the ones that looks like 2 siamese spades with long handles
     
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    ok cheers, so post borer is not a good tool to use?
     
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    not the giant corkscrew no.

    they are a pain and the powered ones do need 2 people to hold on very tight
     
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    if you can stagger the start of the fence you can miss the existing concrete and dig in fresh virgin soil. If thats the case get a trenching spade (about £15). Its quicker and neater than anything else. keep the holes as small as possible to give the posts as much support as possible. If you cant miss the concrete youre going to need a kango or similar.
     
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