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Old 09-24-2010, 01:10 AM
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Fencing installation, lots of rock and ledge?

what is the easyest way to drill through stone or ledge (solid rock) for a fence posts?

i am going to price a fencing job but i know most likely im going to hit rock and ledge, what is the the best way of doing this? what type of machine would an auger with a stone bit work or a an auger on a bobcat witha stone bit, or any other suggestions. what can be rented (not worried about cost to much). i was thinking a jack hammer of some type but how much work would that be and would it work for 2-3 feet? i have to to 50-60 2-3ft holes about 10" x10" each. thanks for your help!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:50 PM
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How about digging as far as you can and using concrete. It may save a lot of time.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:49 AM
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what is the easyest way to drill through stone or ledge (solid rock) for a fence posts?

i am going to price a fencing job but i know most likely im going to hit rock and ledge, what is the the best way of doing this?
Nobody can help you if we don't know what kind of fence is going in.

A chain link fence has round steel posts, a wood fence has either 4x4 or 6x6 square wood posts, vinyl is another story, T-Bar posts or 3-4" or 4-5" round posts for a farm fence or barbed wire fence again is something else and a different way of doing it.

Height and wind load is another story

The easiest way?
Rock drills or pneumatic jack hammers, not electric.

Mick
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