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Old 05-20-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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I've got this rock sticking out that's right where I would like to park. It appears maybe big enough not to simply dig it out/rebury it. Thoughts to get below ground level?

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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Demolition hammer would take that out. You can’t rent or even buy them fairly reasonable. I bought this one for my island camp last year and it works amazingly well! Made short order of some big rocks I need to cap off. Just keep working away at it and in no time it will be gone!

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:58 PM   #3
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Demolition hammer would take that out. You can’t rent or even buy them fairly reasonable. I bought this one for my island camp last year and it works amazingly well! Made short order of some big rocks I need to cap off. Just keep working away at it and in no time it will be gone!

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Looks like ~$95/day to rent. For $180, it probably makes sense to buy and resell. Unless, of course, you want to offer your services for some delicious beverages and/or BBQ!

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Looks like ~$95/day to rent. For $180, it probably makes sense to buy and resell. Unless, of course, you want to offer your services for some delicious beverages and/or BBQ!

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You might want to have a LOT of bbq & bev available for consoling all of your neighbors who will listen to that thing "sing" for a few days.
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The rock appears to be a regular shape, with flat surfaces and right angles as if it was placed there as a border to a driveway. Perhaps digging around the edges and a crowbar would do the trick if it is not very deep. Of course, looks are sometimes deceiving and the jack hammer might be necessary.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:27 PM   #6
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The rock appears to be a regular shape, with flat surfaces and right angles as if it was placed there as a border to a driveway. Perhaps digging around the edges and a crowbar would do the trick if it is not very deep. Of course, looks are sometimes deceiving and the jack hammer might be necessary.
There's nothing else there that would make me think it was placed on purpose, but maybe it's worth a few minutes of digging...

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I rented an electric jackhammer for $95.00, was done in about three hours,
no problems, I think $95.00 was for the whole day from taylor rental in Belmont
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I rented an electric jackhammer for $95.00, was done in about three hours,
no problems, I think $95.00 was for the whole day from taylor rental in Belmont
I was going to say 2-3 hours max. It really all depends on the size of the hammer you get. I would get the biggest one you can handle and a six pack or two....of apple juice.... and have fun! Your arms will feel 10’ long when your done as it’s quite a workout!

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Old 05-20-2019, 06:59 PM   #9
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http://www.ecobust.com/

Never used it before but may be worth a try. Pretty cool!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 PM   #10
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Never used it before but may be worth a try. Pretty cool!
I saw that, but for $40 it's a little risk because some people report it not working. Also, since I have to drill anyway, it's not like I'm saving a ton of work.

What was the rental company that has half-priced midweek? FLL has posted about it a million times...

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:14 PM   #11
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What is drilling into granite like?

I think the picture above shows a drill mark.

If so, this rock may have dimensions only slightly larger than what is visible.

I suggest some exploratory digging.

BTW... if one is very nearsighted and thus prone to retinal detachment, leave the jack hammering to others!
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Just found it--Rand's Hardware!

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I think the picture above shows a drill mark.
I see it also, one of the first things I noticed.

It's not rocket science to break it into smaller pieces. Feather and wedges

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I agree on the rectangular piece of granite that is just tipped over and appears partially submerged in the soil. Probably a very expensive piece of granite if lifted and righted. Need some kind of equipment to accomplish this though.
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For an electric demolition hammer, Rand's Hardware on Main St in beautiful Plymouth, NH has a large selection of rental equipment including skid steers, small excavators, ditch witch, & log splitters.

While the big machines don't get a 50% discount, on Wednesday starting at 7-am, something like a demo hammer is a half price rental. Wednesdays are half price rental day.

Rand's Hardware ....... in biz since 1908 .... and some of their employees have been there since 1908!

A Caterpillar excavator with a demo hammer attached is the perfect tool for leveling that rock! .... except no discount on excavators?
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Use a hammer drill and a one and an eighth inch bit. Drill holes about ten inches apart. Get some betonomite mix according directions and that will be the end of the rock in few days.

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How about just get a load of gravel delivered and bury it? A lot less work than jackhammering or drilling and splitting...

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How about just get a load of gravel delivered and bury it? A lot less work than jackhammering or drilling and splitting...

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That would be around 10" of gravel!

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Sure looks like a piece of granite that was split.Bet its not that deep in the ground.
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Question Or UFO?

Agree!

Probably placed upright to mark some object, survey marker, or other dimension.

Dig around the middle of one side—far enough to measure: I'll bet it's some "even" number of inches.
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Do A little digging around it, and see just how big it is... If it is not very big, and something that could be removed with a small tractor, and used in landscaping somewhere, that a landscaping company my be willing to come take it off your hands, it is a nice looking slab....
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One of my neighbors at camp is bringing in a skid steer this weekend and has offered to play around with it for a bit. I'll letchoo all know what we find!
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I've got this rock sticking out that's right where I would like to park. It appears maybe big enough not to simply dig it out/rebury it. Thoughts to get below ground level?

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Hi! I've got this rock sticking out that's right where I would like to park. It appears maybe big enough not to simply dig it out/rebury it. Thoughts to get below ground level?
Use a pressure washer: If the process is going too slowly, park your truck's front tire on it.
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I agree with SAB1. Here's a homedepot link for the products. I've used it successfully on a much larger rock in my yard. Following the directions is important.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ECOBUST-...B111/203335349
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One of my neighbors at camp is bringing in a skid steer this weekend and has offered to play around with it for a bit. I'll letchoo all know what we find!
How did it go? I was up that weekend but I am far enough away I don't think I'd even hear you hammering it.
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How did it go? I was up that weekend but I am far enough away I don't think I'd even hear you hammering it.
Some wood work went long, so I wasn't able to connect with him. I think the machine was picked up today, so I'll be moving to non-explosive demolition stuff. I'll be up midweek to connect our new AC but the weekend after I may work on it. Don't forget to stop up!

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