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Cool Anybody has tools to make a small trench in garden?

I guess I could rent a tool, but I'll gladly pay too if one of you has the tools and can do it.

I want to bury the wire for invisible fence at the front of the house. This would have to cross twice a crushed gravel driveway.

Let me know if you or someone you know can make the trench!


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just rent the 3" trencher from home depot for a couple hours, it's going to be the easiest and most convenient solution.

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Your best bet is likely to be a rental for a mini trencher...unless it's a really short distance, then I'll come with a spade shovel for $100!

http://www.rentalmax.com/equipment-detail.html?id=603

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See if they have a vibratory plow - that's what most installers use, does very little damage.

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ive got a small rototiller, used it to bury sprinkler piping

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ive got a small rototiller
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I'm sure she'd prefer a Vibratory Plow!
probably... mine tears shit up pretty good though

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Speaking of digging, I have something like these and it is one of my favorite tools. It saved me when I built that retaining wall. It cuts through roots and what not 100x better than a spade.

http://www.easydigging.com/Garden_To...k_mattock.html

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Uhm. It's called a trowel. Small hand shovel.

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I've heard of people using an edger in the lawn portion. I'm not sure you could use it through the gravel though.

Your only talking 2 inches deep or so correct?

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omg some of u people have no business near a shovel let alone power tools lol

go to patten and rent a 345 and d6. or pick and shovel 10 minute job lmao

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go to patten and rent a 345 and d6.
Hope she's got a decent credit line and about 4000 cy of dirt to move!

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make sure patten delivers a quick coupler equipt machine with auxiliary lines cus u will need a tamper attachment from them also. just need a pair of cresents to change the lines. or u can just tamp with your foot lol.

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LOL

well, i thought some of you might do this for living.

Steve said when they installed his, they have a tool that's not really a trencher, but makes a hole, and burries the wire right away and then closes it too.

I would do the shovel part, but what do i do across the driveway? I have pipes that i can use across, but it has to cross the driveway twice. in the back of the house, i can go along the fence, that's not the problem.
just the front and the driveway...

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To go under cleanly you'll probably have to bore...that's a completely different machine and probably way out of your price range. You can actually bore under by hand as well, but it's harder than it sounds. The trick is keeping the tunnel straight enough so it comes out the other end within reason! What kind of driveway do you have? If it's asphalt, you can always trench across the driveway too, but you'll have to patch those areas obviously.

You may be able to just run it over the top as well.

http://www.dogfencediy.com/installation/cuts/

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The driveway is not paved. It's hard gravel.

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well, i thought some of you might do this for living.

Steve said when they installed his, they have a tool that's not really a trencher, but makes a hole, and burries the wire right away and then closes it too.

I would do the shovel part, but what do i do across the driveway? I have pipes that i can use across, but it has to cross the driveway twice. in the back of the house, i can go along the fence, that's not the problem.
just the front and the driveway...

thanks for suggestions anyway!
the tool he mentioned is the vibratory plow... and i think it would cut thru the gravel without too much fuss as well

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The driveway is not paved. It's hard gravel.
Oh well that's easy...maybe Gravel drives can get about has hard as damn concrete! Really though, that should be easy enough. If you end up doing it by hand you can use a pick axe to dig out a small trench to cross it, then use a tamper or something similar to compact some the aggregate back in. You may have to buy a small bag of gravel to make up for lost material when you're digging it out.

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You may have to buy a small bag of gravel to make up for lost material when you're digging it out.

lost? lol.

has anyone in this thread ever done anythin lmao. got dudes saying rent all this power shit. one dude says a trowel lol. good thing the world has a lot of desks

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Thanks for the info!!

Jason, i'll look for the vibrator tool. guess that will be the way to do.

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ewww, that stuff is all big.
i just want a circular saw or something LOL WOW
this won't be easy..

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