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Old 09-23-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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Fencing Holes Through Rock And Ledge


what is the easyest way to drill through stone or ledge (solid rock) for a fence posts?
i am going to price a fencing
job but i know most likely im going to hit rock and ledge, what is the the best way of doing this? what type of machine would an auger with a stone bit work or a an auger on a bobcat witha stone bit, or any other suggestions. what can be rented (not worried about cost to much). i was thinking a jack hammer of some type but how much work would that be and would it work for 2-3 feet? i have to to 50-60 2-3ft holes about 10" x10" each. thanks for your help!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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We use jackhammers to dig most of our pier holes. They cut through hard soil, rocks, etc. Something in the 35-45 lb range with a shovel attachment works very well.
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Whew, you Colorado boys are tuff.
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2'-3' foot deep...10"x10"? you want square holes?

I believe you should hire someone who has the equipment to do the job (maybe a contractor??).
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