I'd like a 3/4" pipe driver
Have you got any old prism pole points or bi-pod points you could try?
I set a lot of 3/4" Pipes in rocky soil. I assume it's nominal pipe size which is 1.08 outside D.
1. The bottom of the pipe should be pinched with a sledge so it drives a little easier and is harder to pull.
2. The bigger the hammer, the less mushrooming on the top. If I'm not to far from the truck, I use a 8 lb. If hiking it's a 3 lb.
3. A 3/4" hex head bolt dropped into the pipe also greatly reduces the mushrooming. And a 8" long bolt is much better than a 2" long bolt. Washers help the bolt last longer,
4. SPECIAL FOR NATE: before driving, put the bolt in the pipe, lay the head of the bolt on a rock, and hit the pipe just under the bolt head, turn the pipe 90 deg., repeat , repeat, repeat. The burr from cutting is flattened.
5. I keep 6' lengths and a pipe cutter in the truck to make custom lengths.
I have a job coming up that will need 200-300 pipes set. I need a way to drive them with a hammer drill. I have a pretty good cordless SDS-plus drill and a stronger plug-in SDS-plus that I could use with a big battery pack I have. I'd buy a bigger drill if I thought it would help. Suggestions are welcomed.
I once had a pipe driver, maybe from Bertsen, that broke right away.
I found this at a Flea Market; looks like it's just what you need.
Do they have Flea Markets in Arkansas? Maybe you'll get lucky...
Check out the Lo Ink website. Seems to me they had drivers that are made to go over a re-bar or fit inside a open top pipe to help with damage.