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Harvesting a Tiki from Concrete
Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-04-14 12:36 pm   Permalink

Let's suppose, um, someone found a bunch of old carved Tikis. The owner of said carvings is willing to give them up, but some of them are anchored in concrete (surrounded by soil.) Would you take a chainsaw to the base? or try to preserve it by sledgehammering?

Just a hypothetical question, no real reason.



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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2004-04-14 12:43 pm   Permalink

sledge first,then chisel, take as long as it takes,save as much as you can good luck ,pack a lunch

 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-04-14 12:55 pm   Permalink

hypothetically speaking, would these tikis be in a slab of concrete, or concrete just around the base (to give support)?

Would the hypothetical owner of said tikis want you to replace the concrete after the tikis are removed? (if it's a slab) - a chainsaw to the base may be the easiest (unless you are or know of a concrete worker)

or, can you dig them up? if so, the hypothetical sledge hammering stage should not harm the wood, and like TIKI DAVID said, chisel the smaller chunks (if there are any - sometimes concrete will come right off with a few well placed wacks)
You actually may just want to chisel to get cracks in the concrete, then wack away with the sledgehammer to remove the chunks
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-04-14 1:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-14 12:55, Polynesiac wrote:
hypothetically speaking, would these tikis be in a slab of concrete, or concrete just around the base (to give support)?




Oh, I don't know. Let's say, for the sake of this discussion, that they're just receiving support from the concrete... and that they in the middle of a yard. yes, that sounds good. Middle of the yard.

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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-04-14 1:11 pm   Permalink

Dig 'em up, make some cracks and sledge away!

Oh yeah, hypothetically speaking, of course!
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2004-04-14 8:15 pm   Permalink

are going to have a hypothetical fast truck waiting for your hypothetical getaway?

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-04-14 8:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-04-14 20:15, TIKI DAVID wrote:
are going to have a hypothetical fast truck waiting for your hypothetical getaway?



Hey now! Just supposing there are some Tikis that need to be liberated from concrete somewhere, they'd be removed with the owners' blessing. Now, I'm not saying that there are any, that'd be jinxing it, now wouldn't it?

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Posted: 2004-04-15 10:44 am   Permalink

OK. Just take some hypothetical photos of the process so we will all know how to do this in the future should any of us have the same hypothetical opportunity. GOOD LUCK !
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