Sunday, April 9, 2017

How to Remove Galvanized Posts on a Mobile Home Driveway


By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies: 
Cement (premix)
Electrical extension lines.
Electrical tape (Black plastic)
Forged steel sledge hammer with 10-inch steel handle
Hand held metal sledge
Milwaukee Torch metal blade pack
Reciprocating Saw (Sawzall®)

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According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; a Mobile Home is called a trailer, house trailer, static caravan, a Home that is a prefabricated and built in a factory. Then the trailer is taken to Mr. Mancini new home. Harold has called my service company for over 15 years. He lives in a beautiful mobile home park located in Hollywood, California. His home was a double-wide mobile home on permanent foundation and this time he wanted to remove the old galvanized fencing post on a mobile home driveway.

Step 1: The tools: Fig.1 shows one of the fence posts that need to be cut down. Fig.2 shows the tools that were used to remove these posts. Two sets of electrical extension (top yellow has lighted plug ends 12/3and HDX middle orange) and a (bottom) is the Dewalt reciprocating saw with a Torch metal blade. For this job I used 4-Torch metal blades as some of the post had other metals or concrete inside the fencing posts. Fig.3 shows black electrical tape used to attach each set of electrical ends together.
Fig.2 The Tools
Fig.3 Electrical tape
Step 2: Fig.4 through fig.8 shows the progression of cutting the pipe. Fig.4 shows laying the saw on its side and slowly cutting the pipe at the asphalt level. With the use of the Milwaukee Torch metal blade the time it takes to cut the post is must faster then conventional cutting blades. Fig.7 shows the post has been cut and the post is being pushed aside for disposal.
Cutting # 1
Cutting # 2
Cutting # 3
Cutting # 4
Cutting # 5
Step 3: Harold has grandchildren and he wanted his area by the driveway to be safe so no one would bet hurt or cut from the newly cut fence posts. The idea was to hammer the fence post sides inside the existing pipe and protect the area. Fig.9 through fig.11 hammers the post edges inside the metal pipe.
Hammering #1
Hammering #2
 Hammering #3
Step 4: Later, Harold would fill in each post with pre-mix stucco cement (fig.12) and the job would be done.
Fig.12 Cement
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