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Has anyone figured out how to get these poles out of the ground without getting a hernia. I have tried the round and round action from the top to loosen them but alas I have broken 3 poles to date. Last week I saw a tool used to extract heavy duty metal spikes but it was pretty heavy. Has anyone seen one that can be used for normal poles or are there any ideas out there.

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i just twist mine out of the ground, never had a problem getting them out

 

phil

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With my first metal pole windbreak I put the spike through a pre-punched hole

in plastic packing strapping, I later bought a flat, cupped wrecking bar with a

welded on pivot block from silver tools (or some such company) around £5

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Pour some water around the spike, leave a few mins & twist out.

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i just twist mine out of the ground, never had a problem getting them out

 

phil

 

Trouble is Phil, there's nothing to grab hold of because it completely covers the pole from top to bottom . .. I usually end up pulling the material off the 6 poles so as to get a good grip . .. but then you have to feed the poles back in again!

 

I did try drilling a hole through a pole at the top, but when I put a screwdriver through and twisted. .. it just split the wood. Perhaps I'll drill a hole near the bottom.

 

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i carry some slip wrench pliers in my tool kit, just twist at the bottom, no more broken poles, but as said, bit of water at the base to loosen up the soil always helps

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Has anyone figured out how to get these poles out of the ground without getting a hernia.

Yep! Don't knock 'em in so far next time :ph34r:

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Pour some water around the spike, leave a few mins & twist out.

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Don't you just wiggle them a bit. ..........and the pull them out?

A bit like pulling a wisdom tooth.

 

Firm grip, wiggle a bit, twist a bit, wiggle a bit more, wipe sweat from the brow, twist some more, firm yank and out she comes.

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Has anyone figured out how to get these poles out of the ground without getting a hernia.

Yep! Don't knock 'em in so far next time :ph34r:

Gordon.

 

Best answer yet!

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Quote, --- Firm grip, wiggle a bit, twist a bit, wiggle a bit more, wipe sweat from the brow, twist some more, firm yank and out she comes. ------

 

Ah! they're female! That explains it?

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