drilling through stone?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    Ive got to drill a whole approx 3/4" through a boulder approx 36" thick.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    very easy use a large bit 16 inches long ,mark with a level & square,drill both sides , and use a bit extension to finish the middle.good luck.
     
  3. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
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    much easier to get a bit for that depth.........you can usually rent a bit large enough with an extension. We drilled 4' deep holes 1" in diameter last month. Much easier than trying to match up drilling from both sides
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. nc-native

    nc-native LawnSite Member
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    Call Sunbelt Rentals. They have the tool for you!
     
  6. nac

    nac LawnSite Member
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    what are you trying to do with the final product? Just rent a rock drill
     
  7. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 386


    make water come out of it
     
  8. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    rent the compressor and rock drill combo with a bit and extension...should cost less than $200 a day. You can drill a 3-4' deep hole in less than 10 or 15 minutes
     

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