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Old 06-13-2013, 08:45 PM
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Building bulk materials bins

Im wanting to build bins for mulch, topsoil, and yard waste at my shop that has a large gravel lot. Anyone have pics of their setups and what works best? Also, what do most of you use for the base of the bin? cheap concrete or asphalt?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:47 PM
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JEALOUS. Most I see are mafia blocks but recently I saw some poured concrete one that looked sweet. Poured concrete floors too. Just pitch the floor out so the material drains and doesn't turn into a pond.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:05 PM
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Im planning on using blocks for the wall but need a floor so i dont get gravel mixed in my material. Good point about pitching it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:18 PM
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Like he said above, just use GreenBlok or waste block: http://www.paversbyidealwaltham.com/...cast-by-ideal/

Asphalt would probably be easier than concrete.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:27 PM
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At a place I worked in the past we built them from railroad ties. Seems like when we priced it they were the most cost effective for us.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:14 AM
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Maybe but if i ever wanted to move them it would be a PITA to remove and redo ties vs. mafia block
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:38 PM
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We used bin blocks and put a heavy mat material down that allows water to filter thru.

I will post a pic when I can, been too busy trying to keep the bins full!!!
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:51 PM
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Here's a couple I built out of railroad ties and rough cut lumber, I have 1 for mulch, 1 for topsoil and we should be building our 3rd bin soon. I think I'm going to get the jersey barriors next however, I think I'm doing it the hard way with the railroad ties. I hope to have 9 bins by the end of the season.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:13 PM
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I really like the railroad tie bins. I want to build some at my new shop for sand and staging bulk sandbags.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:16 PM
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Thanks Krazy good luck to ya!
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