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Taking down a concrete silo

Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by mystang89, Jun 12, 2019 at 6:21 AM.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:21 AM
    mystang89

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    I mentioned in my journal about putting an addition on my barn but there is a solo in the way.
    I figured I would try to a wider field of opinion by copying it here.
    Here is a bit more of the conversation along with trying to help paint the picture.
    "Can you incorporate the silo into the barn plan , collect water for garden or feeding animals ?
    Or drill holes at bottom to drain water out and get something to push it away from the barn and operator ?
    Depending on diameter, may make a good housing for some farm critters ?
    Seems like you could have fun getting a creative use for it :)"

    I had thought about that but the solo is right where the entrance to the add-on. The way this whole thing is laid out is that the only way into this silo is through the barn. You have to climb a ladder to the hay loft, then climb a few more rungs on the actual silo itself just to be able to see in it. It's probably around 20 ft or so. That is literally the only way in so I wouldn't be able to store food or materials and if there silo stayed there I wouldn't be able to have an addition since it's located in the middle of that side."
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:44 PM
    B&B Happy goats

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    I didn't realize it was concrete :th....thought it was metal :(
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Yep, concrete adds to the problem. :D

    Looks like there are metal rings around it at precise intervals. So, how thick is the actual concrete? I'm thinking about weight & any ability to pull it over. See a fence behind it in the pic, if pulled over, would it hit that? It's got to be at least 15-20 feet tall & if solid no way to disassemble.

    You've got a real situation there, my friend :lol:

    So now I'm wondering how it ever got put there -- and is the board foundation we see all that holds it????? Maybe that is built around it??
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:06 PM
    mystang89

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    No, that fence is a bit further over and even if it does fall on it nothing bad will happen. Just a fence for the garden I threw up to keep the critters out.

    I'll get a measurement of how think it is and tall in a bit.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM
    Mike CHS

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    That is something I would have no idea how to deal with. Depending on how it far it goes under the surface (if at all) would affect how to try and pull it over.
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:31 AM
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  7. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:45 AM
    mystang89

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    Thanks @greybeard . I'm going out there today to put piece this together in my head now.
     
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