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Post  mijejo on 6/4/2012, 5:48 pm

Using Mel's instructions, I built a trellis using EC and rebar.When I pulled the EC up last fall to put away for storage, the rebar came up with it. Due to some strong winds, and the trellis collapsing last summer, the EC was pushed deep into the earth. Thus the rebar was shoved up into the EC. Now, I have trellis legs with no openings for rebar, because last year's rebar is jammed up into the legs. There is not even a fractional inch of it available to grab with pliers.

How does one unstick the rebar so that I can remove it from the EC legs?
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Re: Removing stuck rebar from electrical conduit

Post  boffer on 6/4/2012, 6:06 pm

Use a hacksaw to cut an inch of the conduit off so you can grab the rebar.

Use a grinder to cut an inch of the conduit off so you can grab the rebar.

Secure the conduit, and use a hammer and chisel to make a slice in the conduit; grab the corners with pliers and peel back.

Resist the urge to whack the conduit to shake the rebar out! You'll dent the conduit and never get the rebar out.
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Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 6:19 pm

And here's some girlie thoughts---

1 - There must be something in a long and smaller diameter that you could push out the rebar with, like something from a big box store?

2-Instead of trying to remove the rebar -- Does conduit and rebar come in larger diameters?
Then you could slip your current EC (with imbedded rebar) into a shorter and wider EC with its rebar into the ground.
I would take the book with me into HD or Lowe's and show them the picture of the trellis and tell them what happened. Those guys might be able to think of a solution for you.
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Re: Removing stuck rebar from electrical conduit

Post  camprn on 6/4/2012, 6:55 pm

Boffer had some great suggestions... I would probably just turn the conduit upside down and use the other end, I'm lazy like that Shocked


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Post  mijejo on 6/4/2012, 11:48 pm

Thanks to all! Those are some great ideas. This year, I bought 4' sections of rebar. I plan to drive it 1/2 into the ground, leaving 2' for the EC. Let's hope that will stabilize it enough to endure any high winds. That is assuming I have any success getting the old rebar out of the EC. Otherwise, I will try the suggestion of using a larger EC, or using the other end of the EC (that one means removing the netting - ugh!). With all of the suggetions, I'll get it figured out - just in the nick of time. The plants are growing like crazy and need to be strung up.
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