Kathy F: How to you get the spike into North Texas clay?
Sawyer Ventures: The wiggle is important to help the water move along the concrete and form
the mud layer. Broken posts make it more difficult, but there are several
techniques that work: 1) use the pry bars to pry sideways 2) pound a pry
bar vertically into the broken stump 3) use a sledge hammer to knock the
footing from the sides Even a vibration can be enough for the water to
percolate. For the most difficult footings, continue to insert the spike
around the perimeter to 'cut' the footing out of the ground.
Sawyer Ventures: The water coming out of the spike automatically relieves the suction.
Another option is to leave the spike tool fully inserted into the ground
next to the post and concrete but disconnect the water when prying on the
post - the spike provides an open pathway for air to the bottom of the
Larry 'Flash' Alexander: Love the music. What would your method be when the post is broken off at
the top of the footing and there is nothing to wiggle?
Sawyer Ventures: The water coming from the end of the spike tool will loosen the soil in
front of the spike - short up-and-down jackhammer motions will usually get
the spike inserted. For more detailed information and answers to other
questions, check our our FAQ on our webpage (you can find the link in the
Tim Adams: Thanks for the video.. Doesn't the water create a suction cup effect?
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