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gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 12:43 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gregotyn wrote:
We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.


You do if you look at Machine Mart and search Draper auger

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33569
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
gregotyn wrote:
We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.


You do if you look at Machine Mart and search Draper auger


If you google draper machine mart auger the first hit is drill bits, the second is for fence posts.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Forgive me, I should have used my aging brain to look in Draper's catalogue, but, age related, I didn't marry Machine Mart and Draper, probably the reason I am the 3rd storeman on the left or as I say to customers your last resort!

john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 2091

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Draper-Fence-Post-Auger-6-Inch/p/152173?CAWELAID=120135120001238714&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=37524968452&CATCI=pla-193351568932&gclid=CJr67t-8otQCFUSeGwodhvIO_A&gclsrc=aw.ds

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3947
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hope you haven't got stoney ground,lol.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 17 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Precisely. If you have, a good wrecking bar to break up the stones is a better bet.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Digger and a load of concrete, beats ground augers if there are a lot of stones.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 17 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



We prefer to ram posts in, but we have a post ram for the back of the little tractor. We have dug and concreted posts in, but with flints it is nearly as bad as using an auger.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 17 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ramming in is much faster, but not as easy with stoney/flinty ground, where you have no guarantee of an upright post at the end of it. We used to do contract fencing of all types and when you do it for yourself you are much less critical than when you are fencing for a client.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 17 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If the ground is bad we try it first with a wrecking bar. We had to remove of break up some really big flints at one place we did. Although we mainly do fencing for ourselves now, we have done it in the past for other people, and always like to get our posts upright.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32591
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 17 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a well designed shaped charge would by a quick and easy way to make post holes in most land.

bit noisy and there might some some paperwork to fill in but better than poking holes in chalk and flints or dryish clay with big pebbles with a bar.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 17 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Explosives show a lack of finesse Dpack. Tends to upset the neighbours too.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33569
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 17 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Explosives show a lack of finesse Dpack. Tends to upset the neighbours too.


I guess it depends on your neighbours if that's a good or bad thing.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 17 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

By the time you have notified all concerned about blasting holes in the ground, you would have time to dig the holes out using a toothpick before the authorities give approval or not.
I wouldn't tell 2 of my neighbours if I applied and got approval, then do the job in the middle of the night!

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