06:01AM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 10/08/06
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We recently dug up a basketball goal for removal and found it had been anchored by a 2 cubic foot chunk of concrete. Our waste disposal company says we need to break it up into smaller pieces for disposal. We have been whacking at it with a sledge hammer, but it is slow going. The jack hammers at our local hardware store look like they are for use on flat surfaces, like a sidewalk. Any suggestions for breaking up a CHUNK of concrete?

Glenn Good

03:00PM | 10/10/06
Member Since: 09/10/03
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Electric demolition hammers will work on large chunks. They are heavy and hard to work with but will work better than a sledge hammer. (Use a pointed bit not a chisel bit.)

There are also smaller "chipping" hammers availible. They are also electric, much lighter, and easier to use though they do not have as much power and could take a little more time. They are also cheaper to rent.


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