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Old 06-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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I have a basketball pole that's seen better days. I want to remove it but it's cemented in about 2 feet of cement.

In lieu of a backhoe, what's the best way to remove it?
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Sawzall it down so there is about a foot of the pole left sticking up, drill a hole through the side and install a large bolt all the way through, then rent an engine hoist to pull it out of the ground. Hopefully it will pull the concrete out with it.

I had pretty good luck pulling old fence posts out by making a tripod (like a tepee frame) from old fence posts and using a comealong to pull them up too.
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Sawzall it down so there is about a foot of the pole left sticking up, drill a hole through the side and install a large bolt all the way through, then rent an engine hoist to pull it out of the ground. Hopefully it will pull the concrete out with it.

I had pretty good luck pulling old fence posts out by making a tripod (like a tepee frame) from old fence posts and using a comealong to pull them up too.
Sawzall is one of the best tools around.
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I would mix salt and water. Pour mixture on pole. Get a case of beer and lawn chair and enjoy a few brewskies while pole rusts.
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Secure a large plumber's wrench (monkey wrench) around the pole, about a foot off the ground. Place a floor jack with the cradle under the wrench, right at the pole.

Jack the pole out of the ground. Catch the pole when it falls.
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...and boom goes the dynamite.
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Put a "please don't steal" sign on it.
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When we first moved in there was a rusted out basketball pole and I just Sawzall'ed it down, pretty much flush and called it a day
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Call Police and tell them someone told you there is a dead body buried there and they will dig it up for you. Just sit in your chair and watch.
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Call Police and tell them someone told you there is a dead body buried there and they will dig it up for you. Just sit in your chair and watch.
like the neighbor with drugs in his wood?
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I would cut it off with a sawzall and dig the cement out then break it up with a sledge...
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I see no one here has ever removed a concreted pole from the ground.

You will bend an engine hoist boom before it will come out of the ground.

Leave the pole in the concrete; soak the ground around the concrete, wiggle the pole back and forth until the cement reams out the hole big enough to lift it out. A shovel will help break the suction that the water and soil make.
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You know, if you blank out a few words, this is one of the dirtiest posts ever:

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Leave the ****in the ****; soak the ****around the ****, wiggle the ****back and forth until the ****reams out the hole big enough to **** it out. A ****will help break the suction that the ****and ****make.
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I see no one here has ever removed a concreted pole from the ground.

You will bend an engine hoist boom before it will come out of the ground.

Leave the pole in the concrete; soak the ground around the concrete, wiggle the pole back and forth until the cement reams out the hole big enough to lift it out. A shovel will help break the suction that the water and soil make.
Wait, this isn't you?

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Wait, this isn't you?

I was thinking of doing that using my Excursion, non diesel though.
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Rent a skidloader. Easily removed.
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I was thinking of doing that using my Excursion, non diesel though.
Doesn't have to be diesel. All you need is momentum. Just make sure you use heavy straps or chain for the job. And also make sure you have enough of it to prevent the pole from coming down on your vehicle. That almost happened in the posted video.
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