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12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« on: January 21, 2006, 03:14:32 PM »
   OK, A friend has some 12' barriers @ $100 bucks each. I don't need landscape supplier dividers or a foundation for a "tent" building, WHY SHOULD I BUY THESE? There are six. He is close and they are in great shape. I don't have any huge drop offs to protect . Any thoughts?  ???


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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006, 07:31:53 PM »
Bunks for washing logs, preloading for mill, sorting lumber, offbearing stands for lumber,  holding site for banding units. 
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2006, 09:10:26 PM »
All good suggestions Frank. One yard I know of uses them for staging orders, both incoming and outgoing before  they get further processing. It keeps loads away from the moist gravel surface if not out of the weather for a day or two. If logs need to off the ground they are good as well. Certainly good gates/ security barriers for the driveways when out of town (keeps out fire trucks too :o). I have used earth berming where we have drop offs so no need there. I need to think about it. I did think of "floating " lumber building foundations instead of piers on our rock ground, no soil at all ,just on bedrock. I could have a buddy's fab shop build columns with flanges to bolt to. That may be my best usage as hammering rock for piers is unattractive (I used an 863 Bobcat last spring with a hammer to put in gutterline and downspouts and waterlines were the new shop will gg-gggg----ggg-oooo. NO FUN >:().  Reid
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 11:43:20 AM »
Foundations!!! I know a guy who burried them and set his house trailer on them. Worked great!!
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006, 11:57:10 AM »
One of those concrete casting companies is next to our mill.  They have tons of rejects.  We've used them in our log yard as a base or anyplace that mud and heavy equipment are problems.

The biggest problem for lumber or logs is the height.  You lose a lot of storage area because they are so high off the ground. 

They would be OK for foundations of equipment, but you have to get them below frostline.

I have seen them used at guardrails across private bridges and approaches.  They could also be used to make a riverbank approach more stable. 

Mostly I've seen them stored in somebody's field or yard waiting for someone to buy them, being that they're just too cheap to pass up.   ;)
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006, 12:05:54 PM »
Lay em on their side, and then stack the logs/lumber on em  ???
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 12:06:11 PM »
IF you didn't have to move them you could bury them down say 28 inches of so, lleave senough out of the ground to keep logs out of the mud and you don't lose to much in the way of reach.
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 04:04:32 PM »
Quartlow,

  Good idea I like the idea of buring them a little as it takes out the racking under weight. I think I may use them as partially buried foundtions under a roof for lumber storage. I just found a line on 150 pieces of 25' roof bar joists (my roof!)

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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2006, 07:09:21 PM »
To divert water or to use as a bridge foundation across a gulley. Walls for a buried root cellar?

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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2006, 08:01:17 PM »
6 of them forming a "U", 2 wide and 2 deep, filled w/ dirt or crusher run. Level inside the "U" and a ramp out the back make a great unloading platform. This allows a shorter loader to unload logs off log trucks/trailers.
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2006, 03:28:49 AM »
I just bought 6x2x2 blocks from the concrete supplier for $35 each. Almost a yard each. Building me a truck loading ramp. Was surprised how cheap they were. They have keyways for sacking and eyes for lifting. Weigh nearly 4000 lbs. Lw
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2006, 08:30:35 AM »
Log walker,

  My outdoor phase converter (30hp) is bolted to a 30"x30" x6' block similar to that. I built a little shed over it and used some acustical faom inside. Reid
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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2006, 08:53:45 AM »
We have been looking for some of them here at our mill, if anyboby knows where we can get some send me notice. Ron I see there are some down your way I have trucks in that area often and could do a backhaul. Basically anywhere south of 80 in PA east or west. We need to keep our mulch from running down over the bank onto the road when we have heavy rains. I had found some in the past but they wanted a hogs price for em.

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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2006, 03:58:38 PM »
We use an old bunker silo to dump firewood in until we sell it.  stacking those in rows would give you a spot to put firewood in, or a BIG burn pit for slab wood.

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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2006, 01:25:38 AM »
in this area we get them for $50 to $80 they are 10 feetlong ,and we use them for lots of things ,when we get extras we sell them for $130

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Re: 12' Concrete Jersey barriers
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2006, 01:41:33 AM »
Sure wish  I could get them for $50 each. :'(
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