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Old 05-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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We are working on a pool demo and there is no access for the excavator. Does anyone have any suggestion on what to use for the top portion of the pool wall. It's really thick and jackhammer is too heave to hold horizontally for a long time and it can barely brake the walls. Thanks.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have seen people use SCDA's (silent chemical demolition agents) to take out areas that couldn't be broken up with machines. It worked well but I'm unsure of cost.
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mini-excavator? crane it in.
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Thanks WarnerConstInc., but how can we use it on vertical walls? How will it stay in?

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I have seen people use SCDA's (silent chemical demolition agents) to take out areas that couldn't be broken up with machines. It worked well but I'm unsure of cost.
Thanks BCConstruction, but above question applies. How do we keep it in the wholes, since the walls are vertical?

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Just like the old days...get a 2 piece section of scaffolding with a 4 x 4 across the top...tie a rope around the 4 x 4 and the front of the jackhammer and have at it horizontally....done it a hundred times...but it does help to be young...
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a breaker and a laborer or three
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Either crane in a Mini Ex w/a breaker point or saw cut the damn thing.
You're gonna wear your self out thinking about it.
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drill the holes at a downward angle and put a plug over the holes?

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if all else fails, look for some amish or mexicans.
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Thank you all for all your recommendation! We will try the old fashion method by JonM and see if it will work. Thanks again!
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can you take the walk out or patio out on top then work your walls down?
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If you cannot get equipment in, how will you fill the hole?
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just fill the hole with the mexicans you use for demo labor, top dress with loam, and throw down some sod. All done
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How is he going to carry out all the crete? For the cost of labor there has to be a way to get a machine in. Even some of these micro mini's will be better than by hand and can fit through a doorway.
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A friend of mine just bought one of these and it weighs around 2500lbs and can lift up to 500lbs. It has expandable tracks so it can get into very narrow placed and i saw his was plumbed for either a thumb or other hydrolic tools.
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