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Stubborn lifting rods

John arrives to help Trevor and Adrian to release and remove the bent lifting rod.  Trying unsuccessfully to undo the holding bolt John cuts it off with an angle grinder.  Taking the rod to an anvil, John hits it very hard with a large sledge hammer and straightens the rod considerably.  Unfortunately the rod is made of  wrought iron and a crack appears in the shaft.  John gives the rod one last hit which proves to be ‘the last straw’ and the rod breaks.  A replacement rod has to be manufactured from a length of galvanized pipe.