I'm after some very long screws to enable me to get a grip in an old
gatepost I'm trying to left out of the ground.
I've previously used the technique of using the hydraulic lift on my
tractor pulling on screws put into the left over bit of post in the
ground and it has worked well.
However this gatepost is somewhat bigger than I have attempted before
and my biggest (120mm) screws don't give enough grip.
So I'm after something like a big woodscrew to get a grip in this post
(it's broken below surface so I can't wrap things around it). Where can
I get two or three very big screws?
On Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:59:43 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
Mainly for the image so you don't confuse 'em with Coach Bolts which have
a machine thread not wood thread. Agricultral suppliers general have big
Not possible to dig around it and whack some 6" nails in to stop a strop
sliding off? Or even your existing screws.
Have you tried putting them in diagonally?
Chip away some of the wood until you get to something a bit solider?
And if that doesn't work get some huge coach bolts like the others here
have said, but that'll cost ya!
Thread hijack alert!
I have a long run of softwood post and rail fencing where the majority
of the posts have rotted 6" below ground level. The rails are sound but
get damaged during removal. Yes, I know. Hacksaw down the back!
I have two ideas:-
Cannibalise some sound posts into wedge ended stubs, whack them in at
the back and bolt through.
Or, make up a *scissors* grab as used in forestry to grip the broken
stub and carefully pull them out using the farm loader.
On 23/04/2013 10:59, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Screwfix sell item 45409 which is 300mm long
However there are better items -
I used 300mm variants
These are hex head ... only thread for first 75mm ... and available in
multiple gauges & lengths .... very strong items. Known by several
names ... Timberlock Screws, Timberfix etc.
I bought mine in local Jewsons they had longer lengths in stock
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