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Backyard retaining wall & fence project #4: Concrete footing from fence post #1: completed removal after 5 hours

06-06-2020 11:04 PM by Holbs | 2 comments »

OK. I didn’t expect this. Was hoping 2 hours per post. But that’s ok. I have no deadline. And this was my first one and I think I figured out a faster way than the first couple hours.I purchased a digging bar knowing I’ll be digging below ground level. It’s hard to swing the mattock with the 3’ wall only 12” away. I also purchased a new fiberglass post hole digger as my older wooden one was on it’s last leg. Once again, I tried to do the simple route of Hi-Lift jack and chain. No go. Started to use the mattock and shovel. Way too slow as I’m hitting super hard rocky soil and 1,000,000 year old red clay, took a good 3 hours just to...

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