Cheapest way to remove short fence posts

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by illusoryduck, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. illusoryduck

    illusoryduck New Member

    Hi all,

    Looking at redoing the garden ready for summer, I've got a few short fence posts that need taking out as I want to grass the entire garden. Any ideas what the best method of removing them would be?


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  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    A corded SDS drill with a mini breaker/pecker function is my chosen method, coupled with a lump hammer and large steel chisel.
  3. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    1. Remove panels.
    2. Dig down one side of concrete block around post.
    3. Use post to loosen and lever block into void.
    4. Lift post and block out complete. Another post over a fulcrum and some rope should help if they're too heavy.
    5. Break concrete away from post once out of the ground - much easier.
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  4. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Dig around post and add a couple of buckets of water , wobble and lever
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  6. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    are they just pushed into ground or concreted
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  7. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    I must admit I had assumed they were concreted.
  8. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    if they are just pushed in just push back and forward side to side this will move the earth enough too just pull out by hand if not too deep. done this with one that had been in the ground years easily came out.
  9. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Paint them with copper paint and have an open garden.

    They will be gone in seconds.
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  10. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    You'd get a decent price at Whites as well.
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  11. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Absolutely mate.

  12. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Dig around and cut v in with disc cutter. Pick axe or chisel hit the point of the v and concrete will split in ground. Please don't tell the general public its easy to split concrete in the ground
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