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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2006, 01:11:24 PM »
If I had a vote,I'd go with Noble's suggestion and have a lookout on top.The country there is flat and beautiful so you'd be able to see for miles.

What kind of foundation is under it? Could you undermine the ground underneath on the side in the direction of fall? Dig directly under from the front at first and then move to the sides to finish the undercut.If you have clay soil you might help it along with a fire nozzle and the sludge would wash into the pit you dug out front.

Finally get behind and push.

It's hard for me to see from here so a better idea might be to send plane tickets to Harold and I so we can come help you. ;)
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2006, 01:19:28 PM »
I'm all for the explosives also ;D But then again, I like to see stuff blown up.

The observation deck sounds good too... maybe even build a small air conditioned and heated "office" up there. Couldnt think of a better place to go to get some peace and quiet.
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2006, 03:08:35 PM »
I'm voting for Nobles suggestion too.  I've always wanted  tower like that where I coud sit in the mornings or evenings, drink coffee and look out over the creek swamp.
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2006, 03:16:03 PM »
Heck Norm, you would be able to see all the way to Colorado from up there and wave to folks in North Dakota.
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2006, 03:36:43 PM »
Get the 50 dollar car. :)
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2006, 04:32:48 PM »

   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2006, 04:43:51 PM »
Norm, You should keep it and get yourself a Rapunzel!


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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2006, 04:47:07 PM »
Norm, before you spend money buying cables, chains, or hiring others, I have a better idea...

Spend the money instead on a Barrett 50 cal, and a few hundred rounds of ammo.  Shoot the blocks out and let it collapse onto it self.  

At the end of the day, the silo is down, and you have a new toy, oops I mean tool that you can keep!

Besides, I'm not sure if a shotgun slug would do it, but a 50 sure would...

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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2006, 04:49:07 PM »
Yea, but Patty's up there now! :o
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2006, 04:55:25 PM »
Well, she's gotta come down sometime, doesn't she??!  Shoot it then!
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2006, 04:58:06 PM »
Fill it with water and use it as a pool for the Summer then let it freeze during the Iowa winter,and then after the Spring thaw......

   ...ram it with EZ's $50 car :D

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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2006, 05:02:52 PM »
Think of how much fun it would be to make an elevator with a hand powered winch 8)  With a good rest,  you could pick off coyotes in the next county with your .50. ;D
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2006, 05:07:32 PM »
Hey Norm, if ya fill it with water ya think ya can get Patty to let ya get some of these?


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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2006, 05:25:22 PM »
Holy cow I'm keeping it if she does!

Like this one Scott.  ;D



If you think your shoulder would be sore with 00 buckshot it'll fall off taking it down with 50 caliber, well that and the shells are kind of pricey.

I've given up on doing it today, the wind is gusting around 35-40 and too dangerous for my taste. It has steel bands on the outside, I tried hooking a chain to one hoping it would cut through it but just popped it instead. I'm scared of heights so the observation tower idea is out but if you guys would like to have it for yourselves I'll gladly give it to you for the cost of freight....and incidentals. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2006, 05:30:38 PM »
The racket from that toy...er...tool might gather some unwelcome attention from the law :D :D
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2006, 05:52:22 PM »
Dream on Jeff..... ::)


I asked Norm why it was me up in that tower and not him. He said it was because I was so beautiful. Now how can you argue with that sound logic!  :D
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2006, 07:07:56 PM »
Norm,

It will be a while before Rapunzel has enough hair to let down.

Better yet, whip up some home made spaghetti, then tell Rapunzel dinner will be

served when the silo is on the ground.


My thought is she's ready to go ;)






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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2006, 12:54:02 AM »
The clay tile silo I took down still had the steel cap on top but the tiles were rotten and flaking off but it took 2 boxes of 00 buckshot 12 gauge and I shot from the hip . Went up a few layers ,left all the bands on and just started shooting it apart ,working my way towards the half way mark and it fell just like a  tree and not straight down , dug a hole next to it and pushed it in ,put the gravel in and then the black dirt and had a nice hill when I was done .  I dont think your tiles look as rotten as the one I had because I didnt dare drive anywhere near the silo I had .

You can atleast take a few shots and see how rotten the tiles are but once you shoot out that one special tile out it will come a crashing over .

Maybe a 10 gauge might be the ticket . You will be suprised after a few shots .  You guys be careful down there .

Could always use a few scoops of tile for structure in the bluegill hole  ;D

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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2006, 02:09:18 AM »
List it on ebay that you will spray paint anything on the silo to the highest bidder just before filming it being rammed by EZ's 50$ car !  Might make the tonight show with that one  8)
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Re: Bringing Down The Silo
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2006, 02:10:23 AM »
Norm, you're my hero.  Nice Barrett!!!   <grin>

Tell you what - you ought to throw a BBQ "Silo busting" party, and the price of admission for everybody is to bring 20 shells - 15 for them to shoot in your 50 and 5 for you and Patty.

Betcha that silo would be on the ground in no time and you'd have ammo left over...
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