Thanks for responses.
Where would I rent a powerful drill and a fancy bit to go with it... from Home Despot?
(I'm in dallas/ft. worth area, everything should be rentable, I just don't know where)
I thought about a big bolt the other day, the biggest one at a local Love's was
only about 8" long and the threads covered only about half of that, so I figured
it would be too short to hold well enough.
Additionally, the stub feels pretty solid wood, so if I screw a ginormous bolt
into the stub, wouldn't it make the wood buckle outwards making it tighter against the hole?
Drill a hole first before screwing in the bolt maybe... is there a known bolt diameter vs.
drill bit diameter ratio to retain maximum hold and minimum expanding of the wood?
Guessing I need to find some real old school hardware store who carries specialty
items eg. ginormous bolts... these mass marketed chain stores drive me crazy.
does that make sense?
Any places rent a high lift jack, heh?
Once the stub is out, I'm going to put a steel post into the existing hole,
I am trying to avoid breaking the driveway by all means possible.
Last edited by texanator; 03-15-2007 at 10:46 AM.