06:25AM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 02/02/05
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The area where my house is built (Florida) has only about three inches of soft soil, then it's all small-to-medium rocks and hard dirt.

I want to build a perimeter fence in my property, but digging manually in this terrain is a daunting task. What's the right power tool to dig holes in this terrain and where could I rent one?



k smith

11:20AM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
you need a power auger. try **********, they usually have rental tools. if not, try nations rent or any rental yard. you will need two people to operate the good ones.

k smith

11:22AM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
rhymes with loam depot


12:54PM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
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If you don't have too terribly much to do, check out an 18-lb Wedge Point Crowbar (big box gardening section). It's a heavy steel rod (about 5' long) with a 45-degree point for leverage and breaking. 18 pounds doesn't sound like much, but What a brute. Don't try to do too much at one time.

If you have a lot to dig, definitely follow the other suggestion and rent a power auger. Good luck.


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