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Old 01-24-2008, 10:25 PM
SLSNursery SLSNursery is offline
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'Size matters' thread has some bin pictures in it from our shop

Those are nice bins that were poured with poured walls. I go for the big blocks on 6" pad. I'm with Picasso on being afraid to knock the poured one over. However that is a cleaner look. My bins are between 6 and 8 feet tall. As I noted in the other post, the rebar and wire doesn't hold up too well along an 8' tall wall of blocks on the back edge of a 6" pad. We are experimenting now with a 18" to 2" deep footing under the pad, the width of the wall along the run. Hopefully that will work. It took about 8 years for the first set of pours to crack enough to need maintenance.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:19 PM
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when I built my bins we excavated the area out bought the 2x2x6 concrete blocks set them on a base of limestone and then put asphalt down for the base. We hauled the asphalt ourseves and spread it by hand then rented a small roller form our local rental yard. have held up quite well for the past 7 years.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:17 PM
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CNY.. Nice new shop area you got there .. went by the other day looks great!!! Hope you have a great season!!!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:39 PM
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Thanks, We are in a rush to get things done for a spring opening. As long as we dont get blasted with snow for the next month, we will be ready April 1st!
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:26 PM
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What....No pics??
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