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Metal disability handrail. #1054750
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Hi everyone! hi I'm looking for advice (again!) help

I have a substantial handrail lining my front path that I don't need (see photo.) I'd like to give it to someone that needs it and is able, (and willing), to remove it. But do you think anyone would be interested? The measurements are roughly 14ft length by 3½ft height.

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Re: Metal disability hand rail. [Re: Gold_Moon] #1054752
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If it was fitted by the council on one of the disability aid schemes, they should remove it I would have thought?

If you get desperate I'd come and chop it off level with the ground and take the metal away if the Council wash their hands of it, I'm afraid I'd probably leave filling the holes in up to you although there is an option I might offer.


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Not the easiest thing to remove for reuse. If you saw it off close to ground it would be too low to set in ground again so would need some welding or a bolt down shoe.

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Thank you both for your quick replies! happy

@diggingdeeper - I never thought of that! Although if the council did fit it, would it make a difference that it was for the property's previous owners and not me?

And thank you for the offer! thumbsup I don't care about holes in my path... I could just patch it for now, it needs re-doing anyway. The whole garden does, the wall included.

@fish5133 - I have zero experience with this sort of stuff, so I just assumed it could be reused. It's a real waste if it can't. Especially since similar ones I've seen for Sale online are very costly. Shame! no

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Originally Posted by Gold_Moon
@diggingdeeper - I never thought of that! Although if the council did fit it, would it make a difference that it was for the property's previous owners and not me?


If the Council do take them away I can't see the change of ownership being a problem but I have a feeling you get put on the end of a very long list. They certainly aren't in a hurry when picking up portable disability equipment.

I could break up the concrete foundations in-situ and take it out intact if somebody wants it but it will leave you with much bigger holes to sort out and a paving stone to replace probably, there is also a chance its bolted down underneath the surface but I doubt it.


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Depending on your age, you may need it yourself one day soon. At any age it would be useful when the path is icy. Why not keep it?

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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
I could break up the concrete foundations in-situ and take it out intact if somebody wants it


laugh Yes! That's what I want! yomama I don't care that I'll be left with bigger holes to sort out, the whole path needs work as the level has been raised with concrete, (possibly for a wheelchair?)

How much would it be for you to do the job please?

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I’m retired, I don’t charge for anything.


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Oh wow! laugh Thank you very much! thumbsup

When can you call down please?

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@ Excoriator - As you can see, the bar completely blocks the way into the garden ("yarden?") area. I'm too young to need it, but too old to be doing the limbo! yipee

It goes! yes

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You don't need to dig anything up, this can be removed with a disc cutter 10 mins work.

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Not if the rail is to be kept intact which was the original idea.


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Originally Posted by Gold_Moon
@ Excoriator - As you can see, the bar completely blocks the way into the garden ("yarden?") area. I'm too young to need it, but too old to be doing the limbo! yipee

It goes! yes


Bah! Take a flying leap and go OVER it like a gazelle!

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That went a million times easier than I guessed, thirty minutes and it was all done. I thought there may be square plates on the end of the poles but there wasn't, just plain poles going down about 15"

Chiselled a one inch trench round each pole to about 4"-6", bit of a waggle and then it slid up and out in one piece.

No takers so then cut it up into eight parts and its in my store of useful things that might be used in the future for some whacky project (maybe a car lift).

As you say, it has opened your front up enormously, good luck with the rest of the projects for the house.


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