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    How to remove remnants of pool rail?

    Greetings All

    When I bought a foreclosed house - they had to tarp the pool....unfortunately - they had to remove the pool railing - I guess the guys didn't have much patience to undo the bolts and lubricate/CLR the railing to wobble it out the concrete - it looks like they did a rough job cutting it and hammering down the sharp edges.... Any idea on how to get these out so I can install a new rail? Hoping I don't have to jack hammer

    Images are here: http://imgur.com/a/yoSYV

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    Re: How to remove remnants of pool rail?

    You could use an angle grinder to cut it flush with the deck and then use a hammer and hardened chisel to cut a vertical line down the rest of the pipe. Then use some vise grips to pull it out.
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    Re: How to remove remnants of pool rail?

    Depends on what you're intending to put back as a replacement.
    Something that bolts to the surface? - Just grind these off flush and fill the hole with concrete. Leave the steel in place.
    Something that goes into the concrete? - You'll probably be renting a core drill to make holes for the new rail anyway, just core drill a plug out that includes these remnants.

    If you really need the steel out, I think I'd work it with a chisel. Try to collapse the pipe in on itself to give yourself clearance to get it out.

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    Re: How to remove remnants of pool rail?

    I was thinking to make things easier - it would be best to install the same rail that was there before - luckily it seems to be a pretty standard item:


    http://www.amazon.com/Inter-Fab-D4D0.../dp/B00436F7C8

    Looking at the site more closely - I see they sunk in the standard bronze anchor into the deck:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AOANUG2

    Would chiseling cause irreparable damage to the bronze anchors? Any chemicals out there that could work at the corrosion/lubricate so I can pull the remnants out? Careful use of a pressure washer and 0 degree nozzle? Other ideas?

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    Threads merged by moderator. Please do not create duplicate threads. Thanks, jblizzle

    Reposted from: Pool Start-up and Closing
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...s-of-pool-rail

    Greetings All

    When I bought a foreclosed house - they had to tarp the pool....unfortunately - they had to remove the pool railing - I guess the guys didn't have much patience to undo the bolts and lubricate/CLR the railing to wobble it out the concrete - it looks like they did a rough job cutting it and hammering down the sharp edges.... Any idea on how to get these out so I can install a new rail?

    Images:
    1.jpg
    2.jpg

    The railing would be the same type as was there originally


    http://www.amazon.com/Inter-Fab-D4D0.../dp/B00436F7C8

    Looking at the site more closely - I see they sunk in the standard bronze anchor into the deck:


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AOANUG2

    Would chiseling cause irreparable damage to the bronze anchors? Use a screw drive and hammer between the tubing and the bronze anchor and try to compress remnant tubing? Any chemicals out there that could work at the corrosion/lubricate so I can pull the remnants out? Careful use of a pressure washer and 0 degree nozzle? Other ideas?



    .... how I imagine the guy who did this to the pool rail.....




    Thanks in advance!,

    Bob

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    Re: How to remove remnants of pool rail?

    If it was me, I would use a rotary hammer(can be rented) with a 4 inch diamond hole saw, drill it down then chisel out. And as per what was mentioned earlier, buy new anchor and cast them into place (in the holes created by the hole saw) with a poly modified cement/sand mix. Shouldn't take more than 2 hours.
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