How do you drive T post in rock?
“You can use either a pneumatic hammer drill that runs off an air compressor, or an electric hammer drill and a generator. These work fairly well, if you use a heavy-duty industrial model. A small one won’t do the job in big rocks,” he says. With a good drill, you can put posts into fairly solid rock.
How do you dig post holes in rocky ground?
Drive the digging bar at an angle under and around rocks to loosen hardpan soil that is holding the rock in place. Pull the digging bar backward, using the edge of the post hole as leverage, to lift and loosen rocks. It may take several prying attempts at different angles around the edge of the rock to fully loosen it.
How do you attach fence posts to rocky ground?
If terrain is too rocky to set wood posts, you can usually put steel posts into the ground deep enough to hold, using rock baskets every so often for braces. Another strategy for rocks/frozen ground when using a post pounder is to use a metal “post” to create a pilot hole.
How deep should T-posts go?
To keep animals from pulling the posts out of the ground, drive the posts into the ground deep enough to completely bury the anchor, about 18-24 inches deep.
What is the easiest way to dig post holes?
There are a few things you can do to make digging a post hole easier. There’s no question about it — the fastest and easiest way to dig post holes is to use a gas-powered earth auger. Fill the tank with gas, position the auger on the ground, fire it up, hold on tight and watch the soil come streaming out of the hole.
How long does it take to drive a wooden post into the ground?
The pressure of the hydraulics forces the post into the dirt. Though “T” posts are the most common type to be driven into the ground, the hydraulic post driver can also force wooden posts into the ground. Post less than 4 feet in overall length may be installed with a common hammer or sledgehammer.
What’s the best way to install a T post?
Stick the t post in and push the fins down with my foot (WEAR HARD SOLED SHOES) and then pound the tops with my hammer. I can usually get them in this way unless I hit a rock. Then I move over and try another spot. Let the ground firm back up before stretching the wire.
Why do you pound your T-posts in straight?
Besides, if at first you don’t succeed, just get a bigger sledgehammer or post pounder. :haha: Besides, pounding posts helps you vent your frustrations by pounding the daylights out of something in a constructive manner and focusing your rage into a healthy outlet.
How does a post driver work on a fence?
Post drivers can make fast work of installing fence lines as well as in making repairs to existing fences. A manual post driver consists of a piece of pipe, a cap and two handles. The unit is slipped over the top of a “T” post. The post driver is lifted and dropped onto the top of the post.