Railing Removal

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Old 09-19-15, 01:50 PM
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Railing Removal

Can someone tell me how to remove the bases shown in the photo below in order to remove the railing and posts? The "pins" appeared to have been drilled into the concrete below the carpeting. I'd like to be able to remove the pins so I can save the mounting base.

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Old 09-19-15, 02:00 PM
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Those are masonry drive pin anchorss. They hold great..... hard to remove.

The picture below shows what they look like. You can try to pry the center pin back up but it would be most effective to grind or cut the heads off. You could also probably use a cold chisel to break the shoulder off.

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The shank expands when the center pin is hammered in.
 
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I'd try driving in a flat bar under the pins and prying them out.
 
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Old 09-20-15, 08:02 AM
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Thanks, guys! I tried removing the pins from a gate yesterday by prying them up with a cold chisel but it destroyed the hinges. I think I'll give the cutting method a try and see if I can just get the base up then pound those pins in so nobody trips.
 
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Old 09-21-15, 02:24 PM
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PJ, the Dremel tool with a cutting blade worked like a charm! Got the pin heads cutoff and everything just came apart as wanted!

many thanks!
 
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