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« Reply #200 on: February 09, 2013, 04:24:17 PM »
I just read through the whole thread today for the first time.
Amazing.

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« Reply #201 on: February 09, 2013, 04:32:20 PM »
I posted the post on the silo with the sledge hammer, did not pay attention to the language, but some one did and deleted it, rightfully so.

But, Google "taking a silo down with a sledge hammer" and you will find it.  Bad language and all. :snowball:
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« Reply #202 on: February 09, 2013, 05:15:32 PM »
This farm was a rental farm for over 50 years before we purchased it. It was run down and neglected, with virtually zero up keep all those years. The old buildings were poorly constucted to begin with and were rat infested shacks when we moved here. The old house was full of coons and awful varmits. In the 5 years we have owned this farm, it has flourished. Down came the old shacks, away went the rats, and we replaced them with items of beauty, such as my house. We tore down fences, cleaned up huge piles of garbage. I believe every tenant on this farm used the place as their personal dump. This farm is a living place and it has done well under our watch. It was dying when we bought it, and now it is alive and well, and Norm & I reap the benefits daily with the beauty she gives back. When the last old barn came down, we discovered a scene we had never had the opportunity to see....we now can enjoy the crick line and all the pretty trees, that were formerly blocked from us. When the silo comes down, it will open up another view that has been denied to us. Silos and barns are not God's work. Trees and creeks, and hill are. I choose to see the trees rather than broken down old buildings that have outlived their usefulness.

I read the whole thread again myself. Patty always had a special way to say things...I miss her so much.

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« Reply #203 on: February 09, 2013, 05:21:40 PM »
I miss her very much too.  She was one in a million, and I feel very lucky that, however brief, she was in my life. 
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« Reply #204 on: February 09, 2013, 10:10:04 PM »
I had to quote this line,
Norm & I reap the benefits daily with the beauty she gives back.

"she" should be replaced with Patty.
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« Reply #205 on: February 09, 2013, 10:52:08 PM »
That was quite a saga. The demolition method would raise some eyebrows here. :D
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« Reply #206 on: February 10, 2013, 07:34:46 AM »
What an awesome thread. Thanks for bringing it back for we newbees.
Norm, I feel for you brother, hang in there.
Patty obviously was and IS an Angel.
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« Reply #207 on: February 11, 2013, 08:11:02 PM »
Feeling it here too, Norm thanks so much for sharing that day with us.  I too just read the entire thread for the first time, got to say you folks have a fine history, lots of laughs shared for sure.  Take care Norm, thanks again.  david p.s. thanks jeff for getting the video up for us as well,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #208 on: March 15, 2013, 07:27:28 PM »
RichlandSawyer,

I know it's been a while, but I would like to know how usable your silo tile blocks were.  What percentage was whole, usable blocks that could be used for other building projects?
I have a tile silo that I'd like to salvage, but don't think a cut off saw will work.  Collapsing it may be my only option.
What do you think?

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« Reply #209 on: March 15, 2013, 07:56:19 PM »
I hope you record it for us. :)

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« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2013, 10:19:22 AM »
I was sent a forward of a guy taking down a silo with a sledge hammer.Some one told him to do it like a tree and that's what he did. He was lucky, the hammer was in the rubble. Can't post it cause of all the swearing.
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« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2022, 01:38:14 PM »
This is definitely an all time favorite posting/adventure to bad the video is gone 
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