Originally Posted by 1idejim
you never mentioned a hammer in your statement, it can be done if you know what you're doing though.
I agree it can be done, but I still think it would take half a day. The rod has to sit flat so a trench has to be hand dug(he doesn't want to rent any equipment) for probably 20' since a 2" metal rod isn't too flexible. And good lord that would be quite a few wacks to get it 20' under. And then how do you plan to pull it out?
I own a boring unit, and a 20' bore would take 2 man hours if everything went perfect and if I did not hit rock.
If I didn't have own boring unit I would rent one or sub it out. I hate making cuts in concrete or asphalt especially if it my own property. I can't imagine what my guys would be thinking if I pulled out a 20' pipe and told them to starting hammering.