Asked on Jun 30, 2017

How do you remove concrete anckors from concrete walls

Kim13526476Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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Removed an old hose reel from concrete anchors, as it leaked badly and I was replacing it with a new one-same manufacturer--they reduced the anchor bolt locations by I/4" in both directions! ! ! --need to remove old anchor bolts. They have come out about 1/2" and that's it, Won't budge either way. I really need HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS.
Than you.

7 answers
  • William
    William
    on Jun 30, 2017

    A photo would help. Need to see what kind of anchors they are.
  • Yikes! For this I would just call in a good handyman. Sorry in advance if this is not what you are looking for, that is just what I would do.
  • Kim
    Kim
    on Jun 30, 2017

    The interior end of your anchor is larger than the hole your bolt is in. You have to enlarge the hole to pull it out.
    If it's concrete block, to push it in, I would push it in as far as it will go and see if you think there is enough of a cavity to cut off the bolt and push the rest of the anchor into the cavity behind.
    : )
    • Albertmackay13
      Albertmackay13
      on Jul 1, 2017

      Thanks Kim
      I should have been more precise--two anchors are in the cement between what is called--St. ANTONION STONE-- and the other two are in the stone which are 6 to 8" deep.
  • Kim
    Kim
    on Jun 30, 2017

    PS, you CAN do it! 😊
  • 13526476
    13526476
    on Jun 30, 2017

    I'm in agreement with Naomie on this one, Albert. One thought, do you think you could use the existing anchors to help build another platform for your hose reel?
    • Albertmackay13
      Albertmackay13
      on Jul 1, 2017

      Thank you PJWise, but the existing anchors ,as I told Naomie are I/4" farther apart in both directions than the new hose reel mounting frame, there for I must remove them and re-drill new anchors.
  • Kim
    Kim
    on Jul 1, 2017

    You can cut the anchor flat with the surface. Since you have been able to pull it out 1/2", You can cut it off and be able to push it back in and put some concrete in the hole.
    I hope that helps
    : )
    • Albertmackay13
      Albertmackay13
      on Jul 1, 2017

      But drilling a new anchor bolt hole will be a problem as the drill will run towards the existing anchor---maybe that's the answer--try and drill next to the anchor, make a larger hole and pull out The old anchor. BUT FILLING THE NEW WIDE HOLE WITH CONCRETE AND RE DRILLING WHEN DRY, GIVE A NEW ANCHOR ENOUGH HOLD?
  • Kim
    Kim
    on Jul 1, 2017

    I would move the new anchor holes up or down and over about 1" after the concrete filled holes have dried.
    If that's not possible.
    Then drill your new holes first
    Chip out debris between anchor and new hole.
    Remove anchor if you can, if not, cut it off.
    Then fill holes And set new anchors with concrete.
    Allow to completely set before attaching the new hose reel.

    OR

    Put your existing anchors back in place and mortar in. Let set.
    Get a metal plate.
    Drill holes for your anchors. Drill holes for your hose reel mounting bolts. Anchor the metal plate to wall and hang hose reel on mounting bolts.

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