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Okay, I know many people put rebar in their front yards to hold up their pvc fences for their graveyards...

Ho do you remove the rebar after being hammered into the ground?
 

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No dear..it's really that easy. After all, you're not pounding it down 45 feet! Just kidding....it really is that easy though.
 

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Just in case, make sure you know where your phone and gas or power lines are located if they are underground. And about a foot down and 18 to 24 inches above ground so the fence is not wobbly. After the first seciton you'll get the hang of it.
 

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Just in case, make sure you know where your phone and gas or power lines are located if they are underground. And about a foot down and 18 to 24 inches above ground so the fence is not wobbly. After the first seciton you'll get the hang of it.
Good point BD. This past year I had all my ulities flagged, as its a free service,
so I know where not to drive em into the ground.
 

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Well it sounds easy in all the above posts but, This year my son and I went to take out the rebar stakes after putting the fencing away and got all of them removed except for one. We saved that one for Vlad to remove after spending 20 minutes rocking it back and forth and still not being able to pull it up. Vlad tried to remove it the same way we did and to this day it's still stuck in the ground. Thank goodness it's not in the middle of the lawn.
Apparently the stake got hammered into what we think is a tree root. It's not coming out anytime soon. Oh well, we'll have to always place a prop or fence section over it.
 

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Y tree roots are bad for that...
also if it isn't in a tree root and it's stuck, soak the ground with water and wiggle back and forth it should loosen then.
BTW for having your lines and such flagged we call "diggers hotline" here and yes it's a free service better safe than sorry.
ps. i only pound them in to the step about 6 inches i believe (the little flags on the outside) on the stakes i use..a type of post that has little slots on it..can't remember name of them.
 

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If you get a stubborn piece of rebar stuck in the ground, try Vise-Grips.

Clamp the Vise-Grips onto the rebar at a 90 degree angle. As you pull upward on the rebar, use the leverage of the Vise-Grips to twist the rebar. (Spin the rebar around on its longitudinal axis, like a spinning axle)

This works very well for me.
 

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Plus I hear that hooking it up to the carto tug on is easier than using your muscles. ;)
 

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I have had trouble pulling up rebar, especially if I pound it just a little too deep. The North Carolina clay here doesn't like to loosen its grip on the thing. If it went in when the clay was moist and dry when you try and pull it out its even worse, it can be like concrete sometimes.

Use Dr. Ghastlys' suggestion with the vise grips but attach it high enouph to put a car jack under the vise grips and jack it right out of the ground, hardly any muscle power required.
 

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If you are having a little difficulty getting the ribar out of the ground, you can add water around the ribar, which will help loosen it cuz it makes mud.

You can do the same if you are having difficulty pounding it into the ground. I had to pound some rebar a long way down to ground an electric fence. It took a while but adding the water helped. Pull the rod out add some-water, let it soak...do it all over again. Of course, you won't have to go that deep for your prop unless you are trying to shock your TOTs. LOL! KIDDING!!!!!!!
 
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