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Finally building a salt bin

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by nicksplowing, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Been a long time since I posted in here, hope everyone is doing well :drinkup: Its not done yet but here is the start, still have to pave inside and put a roof on it, inside dimensions are 10'x28'

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  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Hey welcome back

    How much to pave the inside? Thats an idea I haven't thought of
     
  3. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    Bin looks good.
    How have you been?
     
  4. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Sweet! I have no need for a salt bin, but I'd love to build a couple for bulk landscape materials.
     
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I see that you've got your own Bobcat, so if you dig it out yourself and put your own gravel in, I would think you could get the asphalt done for about 3K.
     
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    That seems ridiculously high for 280 sq. feet of asphalt. He could probably get concrete for half of that if he found the right crew...........
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Looking good!
     
  8. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I like it! I can't wait to build my own one day!
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I just had asphalt put in for my carport that is 16' x 24' (384 sq. ft.), and they did the Bobcat work. I got two quotes, both at the exact same number of 3,400. I had the guy do it and after it was done he only charged me 3 K. So you are probably right. I think when I did the math the first time I transposed his numbers for square footage and mine. So, I would still guess he'd be around 2,000-2,300.
     
  10. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I would never pay that much to have such a small area like that paved. We do it all ourselves. It's very easy. We just pick up the hot mix at the plant and rent a small roller. Quick and cheap.
     
  11. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    She doesnt have to be really pretty as long as it works thats work counts.
     
  12. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Howdy Matt, I'm going to do it myself so right now with asphalt prices I can pave it for around $500
     
  13. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Yo Mark been good bud how about you ?
     
  14. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    How thick are you going to make the asphalt? Keep us posted on how this project goes!
     
  15. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    Living the dream.
     
  16. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Re do the blocks set first row half in ground
    And mane sure back wall is doubled up
    Set the blocks correct before you pave and yes do it your self $3000 is too much
     
  17. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Thank you all for the compliments :drinkup:
     
  18. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    2 inch binder base and 2 inch top coat, I will keep it updated as I progress
     
  19. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Thank you for the suggestion but these block weigh 3800 lbs a piece so if someone wrecks the bin with a bobcat their ass is grass :gunsfiring:
     
  20. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I know I have sAme ones
    It happens trust me
    Good luck I hope it's doesn't happen to you