Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

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Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby Dennis The Bus Dweller » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:13 am

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Postby stuartcnz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:58 am

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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby splummer » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:08 am

very interesting build, lots of possibilities, that would be a fun project.i have a friend who has a metal quenson hut ,he use sprayfoam for insulation .steve
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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby Mark R. Obtinario » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:25 pm

If you can get the grain bin for free or next to free and if it will dismantle and be reerected with little or no trouble it could be a neat way to have "shelter" for cheap.

I too would be interested in knowing how you plan to insulate the structure.

I would also be intrested in knowing how you plan to get it past the local building code enforcers as a living space. Those that are around here have a hard time thinking beyond what is the normal cracker jack box construction techniques and practices.

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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby Stealth Camper » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:04 am

I think you have to do spray foam for at least an inch or two, if no other reason than to control the condensation.

Then, maybe frame it up and use fiberglass.

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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby splummer » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:53 am

dennis got your phone number ,tried calling you , i left a message , call if you want, if not thats cool, may have some idead on the grainhouse if you are serios about building one
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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby Dennis The Bus Dweller » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:42 am

splummer wrote:dennis got your phone number ,tried calling you , i left a message , call if you want, if not thats cool, may have some idead on the grainhouse if you are serios about building one



Steve, email me your number at busdweller56@gmail.com and I'll give you a call some time soon. Im out parked on an old airstrip and dont always have good phone.
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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby splummer » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:09 am

may have some grain bins at my disposal dennis,
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Re: Im thinking about a grain bin house on my land in maine

Postby splummer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:01 am

may haves ome now changed to have some, going up to haul them home this sunday, steve
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