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building my salt bin

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by John Mac, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Could not think of a way to get 16' in the air to make my bin until I thought of this. Pallet is strapped down to the bucket. Size of bin is 16' x25' and 16' high. Did the same thing when it came time to pull the top on, real PITA. Paving the floor Monday. That house in the background is not mine, new owner just moved in, I think they don't like the new bin, oh well.
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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  2. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    nice looking bin, a little back yard enginuity always comes in handy. but ya better trust that operator, and hope he doesnt sneeze. lol. GL with the 09 season.
     
  3. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    The operator was me. I made my helper tie a rope to his waist. I was not real happy about the idea but "run what you brung" is what I do. Once he was up in the air I would shut the machine off.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  4. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    photo's with the roof on

    paving floor monday.

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  5. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Waite till OSHA see you standing on that bucket.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Not a good Idea to post that picture on the web:...:dizzy: :dizzy:
     
  6. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Ok, photo gone, I doubt that OSHA is looking at this site, and I know they have bigger fish to fry than me. Your point did cross my mind though. It was pretty safe, I have been on ladders unsafer than what we did. I have watch many guys put many a man in a bucket to lift them out of a hole, or a loader bucket, stand on the roof of a dump truck etc. You should see the scaffolding that many use and the way they set it up would scare the crap out of you. The only other option I had was to rent a lift, not that I have not done that in the past but salt is on the way so no time to wait.
     
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  7. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    That's high.
    Where did you get the cover?
     
  8. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I got the cover from Farmtek. The blocks are 6' and the roof is 10'. 40 to 50 tons should fit no problem with out going over the blocks. I will use it for summer storage of winter stuff or topsoil if I empty it this winter.
     
  9. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    They will go after any minnow they find...They are self funding....:gunsfiring:
     
  10. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    You should read about how many roofers , electricians , carpenters they go after...over here
     
  11. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Ball park how much $$. I need to do somhing different than what I have now. Not sure about those coverall type things, we get some serious wind here.
     
  12. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Rich, thats why I took the hoto down, better safe than sorry. The roof is very strong IMO. I get a lot of wind and a huge amount of snow. I will be able to tell you in the spring for sure.
     
  13. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Good Idea....Big brother is watching.....
     
  14. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    RLM, the blocks cost 55 for the 6' ones and 35 for the 3' ones. Delivery of the blocks was 75 each trip, took 3 trips. The truck set the blocks for me but I had to reset a few with my excavator. Total in blocks was around $2000, the roof was $1338 to my door. Asphalt around $600.00. All the labor we did but I had to pay my help for the day. I would think around $4000 should get it built with your labor.
     
  15. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Looks real nice!
     
  16. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    thanks superior, nothing like jddave s but you got start somewhere. Like I posted before the firts year of bulk is a big jump from bagged.
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I think your setup is perfect, we used tarps up untill we bought the Coverall 5 years ago. The tarps bring back so many fond memories. LOL
     
  18. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Dave, yours and many other post about the found memories of tarps is the reason I went for the bin with the roof and asphalt floor. I can just imagine the wonderfull fun times from pulling a tarp off of a salt pile covered by a foot of wet snow and 30 mph winds. To old for that, part of the reason for bulk was to work less not more. The tarps could of been more work than bagged.
     
  19. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
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    why didnt you use youre forklift's?


    i gues next time i could loan you my ladder truck
     
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  20. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I wonder what OSHA would say? I like the two forklift idea. Looks like the china boys don't have no stinkin' osha? Just little off topic story, I was digging for a storm line last summer, trench was 4' deep the inspector came over a said I needed a trench box, my reply was " put the stone and the 12" pipe in the hole and you will be just fine". Needless to say I wasn't going to use a trench box.