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How do I get three 50 lb bags worth of cement out of the ground?

The cement is in a three foot hole used with lumber for a hammock which, was too small as it broke off at the base. I've read where other people have dug around the cement to loosen it, but my main problem would be lifting it out once it's loose. Another option I found was using a sledge hammer to break it up but I don't own one. I'm sure I could rent one from my local home improvement store, but thought I'd try this avenue first to see if there were any alternatives.Thanks!


If there is still wood in the concrete use self-starting bolts and bolt another board across so that after loosening dirt around outside of concrete use rope, chain, or whatever to lift out of hole.
May 11, 2017
Loosen up the dirt around the concrete.......get and old 4x4 , tie a piece of rope to the old post root, and lift the concrete out with the lever on your shoulder and on the ground. Once out drive over it with your neighbors car a few times and then put it in his garbage when he's not looking. Good luck, don't get caught,,,,,,,but the price sounds right to me this way. Have a happy and prosperous new year.
May 11, 2017
Rent a rotary hammer drill and turn the kludge into swiss cheese. Use a hammer to chip off enough of the top so that you can cover it with dirt and hide it.
May 11, 2017

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