Weed wrench = rebar puller

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Weed wrench = rebar puller

Post by phil » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:40 pm

http://www.weedwrench.com/
for a rebar puller which you can use to pull small trees and shrubs out of your yard. Nice if you don't need a rebar puller full time and have some brush to clear.

There may be some issues with not having a vertical pull on rebar, though. Anyone have any thoughts on whether that's a problem?

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:03 pm

That's a handsome tool. Same for the price. Should work well.


I've been looking at a thing called "tee post puller. It's for pulling steel fence post.
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Post by phil » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:09 pm

A google search on
t-post puller
turns up a few thousand hits. One may be in a store near you.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:14 pm

phil wrote:A google search on
t-post puller
turns up a few thousand hits. One may be in a store near you.


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Harbor Frite to be sure. $14-16. Problem: They grab high. Might pay to remodle it.
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Post by spectabillis » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:41 pm

almost seems like you could weld a pole to the end of a pipewrench handle, then a flatplate piece underneath that.

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Post by skibear » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:49 pm

I find twisting rebar several turns with a large
pair of vicegrips does the removal trick fine
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Post by Hoolie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:00 pm

skibear wrote:I find twisting rebar several turns with a large
pair of vicegrips does the removal trick fine
I tried that last year and it worked like a charm. After you twist the rebar around a few times, you can easily pull it out by hand. Plus vise grips are relatively small and are very useful for other tasks.

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Post by phil » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:22 pm

Bending over the rebar and twisting with vice grips being easy may depend on whether you're in your 70s. :->

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Post by Hoolie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:24 pm

phil wrote:Bending over the rebar and twisting with vice grips being easy may depend on whether you're in your 70s. :->
Oops...hehe...no I'm not there yet.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:13 am

We have a 48 inch wrecking bar, which is basically an oversized crowbar. Have yet to meet the rebar which stays stuck in the ground once Larry goes at it with that gorilla.

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Post by Dork » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:55 am

Last year one of my camp mates brought a slide hammer with a hook attachment on the end. It pulled up candy-caned rebar with just a few yanks. Much easier than any of the other methods I've used. It wouldn't work too well on straight rebar unless there was some way to attach the hook.

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Post by safetythird » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:22 am

A t-post puller with the fulcrum near the ground works great for t-post and rebar. I personally don't have the patience for the vice grip method but it works.

Both are playa tested and burner approved.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:25 am

Planning ahead, are you?

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Post by skibear » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:27 pm

Uh Phil !! also not there yet (70's) but older than
most burners. Can still bend down/roll in playa dust etc.


It's easier to haul Vice grips on the plane flight than some
of the garguantian industrial strength alternatives just
mentioned !!

Might be otherwise if I lived in driving range of BRC.
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Post by unjonharley » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:36 pm

skibear wrote:Uh Phil !! also not there yet (70's) but older than
most burners. Can still bend down/roll in playa dust etc.


It's easier to haul Vice grips on the plane flight than some
of the garguantian industrial strength alternatives just
mentioned !!

Might be otherwise if I lived in driving range of BRC.


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Post by phil » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:12 pm

skibear wrote:It's easier to haul Vice grips on the plane flight than some
of the garguantian industrial strength alternatives just
mentioned !!
All suggestions are welcomed, of course; but I thought a reminder of different abilities and agilities might keep the suggestions in a broader range of tools.

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Post by The CO » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:22 pm

a small cord-wrapped prussik knot around the rebar, straight, bent, whatever, and an automotive jack (kind in your car, not a floor jack) will pull damn near anything out... Takes a little knowledge and finnese.
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Post by skygod » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:49 pm

A vise grip pulls out the 3 ft rebar good -BUT-
You need a 5 gallon plastic bucket to sit on.
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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:35 pm

There is crow bar that has been around the family for (oh say) a 100 years. The nail claws are woren so it fits rebar just right. I kave a plastic stool to park my butt on while worhing any where near the ground. This includes drivinig rebar. Last year there were some pretty good winds. I used 12 inch nails from Home Depot through the tarp gromets that touched the ground. It suprised me how well they held. I drove them streight into the ground. The tarp was at a good 45° angle. I plan to use more nails this year. BUt will have rebar on hand if needed.
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I did lust after a home made slide hammer a guy was using. Also will looking into changing a T Post puller. must have more toys must have more toys............
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