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Old 04-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Anybody have any advise on driving t-posts in rock? The ground is soft where I live and I have about 20 posts to drive in the hill country. There has to be a secret.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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I was told a 2 3/4" bit on a hammer drill. I am not sure I want to fool with it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:59 PM   #3
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ask trophy 8...

something to do with a rock bar.

you can rent a big air compressor and a pneumatic hammer with a drill bit on it...
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:07 PM   #4
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Use a cutting torch or cut off saw and cut the end of the t-post into a point...it still is a booger, but has helped me. Good luck!!!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Hogdude1234 View Post
Use a cutting torch or cut off saw and cut the end of the t-post into a point...it still is a booger, but has helped me. Good luck!!!!
X2 still a tough job, but it does help.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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How much does dynamite cost?
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #7
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Kevin, you better learn how quickly.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:47 AM   #8
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Get someone else to do it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:59 AM   #9
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Use a 1 1/2" by 18" bit on a hammer drill. Knock the stabilizer off the t post and drop it in. Takes just a few minutes per post. I usually don't even bother putting anything else in the hole but a little dirt will hold real good. Add a little quickcrete and they'll be there until you can skate on the river Styx.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:32 AM   #10
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We use 1 1/8" bit (as opposed to 1 1/2), but you might do your own measuring. They are still a bugger to drive down, but, they stay down.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:08 AM   #11
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Ask Krivoman, he will tell ya a better way and an easier way.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #12
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barksdale bandit is correct. just pour the dust that came out of the hole back in it and pour water on top of it. its as good as cement.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #13
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A breaker bar and sledge work well. Get some good gloves and a friend to help you out. Good luck.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:35 AM   #14
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Barksdale Bandit you hit the T-pOST ON THE HEAD!!!! ttt.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #15
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I once made a pen around my feeder in pretty much solid rock I took my generator and hammer drill to the location drilled holes just large enough for 1/2 inche rebar and then used rebar as the post instead of t-post.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:45 AM   #16
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Jack Hammer and a bag of QuickCrete
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:48 AM   #17
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Just did this yesterday putting in pipe corners...Could only get down 2 feet..Last foot was rock bar and time...eventually we got down another foot. Like was said, put some fo the rock/dust back in and it will help set your concrete.

Takin off the plate helps me get t-posts down into rock better. We used a front end loader to put ours in...Went pretty fast that way.
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