Concrete Stairs

Old 05-26-20, 11:22 AM
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Question Concrete Stairs

Hope others will have some advise and thoughts. My front door has a set of pre-formed concrete stairs (about 20 yrs old) that originally had a wrought iron railing that's since been removed. However, the 8 bolts remained anchored in the actual pre-formed structure. Wondering the best solution to remove or eliminate the possible danger of leaving these protruding? I've tried using a 3" cutting disk attached to my drill and although that worked somewhat it's been a test of patience. Being the arbor is constantly loosing in the drill chuck. Additionally the disk can't get the bolt flush with the concrete because of how it attaches to the drill, which leaves a small portion exposed.

I also considered removing the entire bold (concrete anchor) but I think that could be more difficult and result in more damage.

Thanks for any suggestions

Old 05-26-20, 11:30 AM
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That would normally be a job for an angle grinder and a cutting wheel. Then maybe a diamond cup wheel if you need it really flat.
Old 05-26-20, 12:47 PM
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A drill doesn't turn fast enough for an abrasive cutoff wheel. You need an angle grinder. You can also use a hack saw or it's powered brother the reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade.

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