How to Remove a Boulder | This Old House

How to Remove a Boulder | This Old House

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his secrets for busting up big boulders. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Remove a Boulder:
– a big rock that’s in the way

Tools for How to Remove a Boulder:
– pointed shovel [ used to dig around rock
– electric rotary hammer [ and 1/2-inch-diameter masonry bit [ used to drive screws and drill screw holes
– bulb-type syringe [ for blowing dust out of holes
– feathers and wedges [ used to split the rock
– 3-pound sledgehammer [ for pounding in the wedges
– long-handled pry bar [ used to break off split pieces of rock
– diesel-powered air compressor [ and rotary rock hammer [ for drilling and splitting large rocks

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