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Old 05-25-2014, 10:33 AM
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satelite dish pad

so i got the job already and there's a satelite dish pad, anyone have experience taking these out? can't tell how far the concrete goes but by the looks of the 12" steel tube it once supported a pretty big dish. I thought that if the concrete is only 3-4 feet down I can take it out by digging on one side and then knocking it over on the opposite side with a bobcat. the concrete pad is about 2'x2'.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:35 AM
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You mean the old sat dishes that look like a star gazing sat?
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:23 PM
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yes all that's left is 6 foot of steel pipe not as big around as I first said, about 3 or 4 inch pipe. and a concrete pad where it's set in the ground 2'x2'. I'm hoping it's only 3-4' feet down. probaply supported a pretty big satelite dish at one point, but the dish is gone.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:32 PM
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Haha those things look like SETI satellite's, jackhammer maybe rent one bust it up, get a tow rope and rip it out if you have to after the concrete is busted, then fill in the massive crater you will probably have.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:05 PM
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i will check to see how deep the concrete is, if it's not too deep that is what I will do.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:55 PM
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..break off 2-3 inches, cut the steel pipe with angle grinder close to the base, fill hole and cover with top soil. (prepping bare topsoil garden bed for seed/sod)
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:06 AM
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If you have a bobcat it shouldnt be a problem
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:26 AM
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If you have a bobcat it shouldnt be a problem
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Yup. It was prolly dug with a clamshell post hole digger. Hook it with a chain and lift straight up.
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