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Treacodactyl

Concrete coal bunker

I have an old double width reinforced concrete coal bunker that I dismantled when we moved in. It still looks in great shape apart from the easily replaced metal brackets that are used to bolt it together. However, even the individual pieces are extremely heavy and I can barely lift them on my own (I can happily lift two 25kg sacks, so I'm not a complete wimp) so it's not something I really want to keep hold of in case I have a need for it. It's also not something that could easily be shipped around the country. On the other hand they seem very expensive to buy new, a few hundred pounds.

So, what to do with it? I could try freegling it although someone would have to have their own transport and be strong enough to move it. I could try selling it but not sure it's worth the hassle. Would there be any companies that could take it, refurbish it and resell? At least that would stop it going to landfill and it would be collected by someone who knows what they are doing.

Any other ideas?
wipka84

Crazy paving or offer it as aggregate for someones next project?
Treacodactyl

It would be a shame to break it up, it's still got many, many years of life left and new ones go for a few hundred quid! It'll also be a pain to break as it's reinforced concrete.
alice

Offer it free for collection. It's how we acquired one, years ago.
Lloyd

Fill it with topsoil as a raised bed, or maybe it's the new firewod store. Or keep rabbits in it for food, but best change the roof to clear plastic in that case.
Treacodactyl

I had intended to keep it and put a wooden roof on to use it as a store. But the pieces are so heavy I'd rather get rid of it, if I can't that's what I'll do.
pricey

Use it as a smoker Wink
Treacodactyl

I think it would easily fit two whole pigs, not just a ham, so it's a bit big for that.

Anyone want a large smoker... Laughing
Chez

Could you refurb it as a chicken house? Wink
pricey

Treacodactyl wrote:
I think it would easily fit two whole pigs, not just a ham, so it's a bit big for that.

Anyone want a large smoker... Laughing


Mate if I could drive more than Two miles without falling off the world, I would be up there tomorrow to get it.
Treacodactyl

If it didn't need three people to lift some of the sections and me to hire a van I'd offer to deliver it to you. Unless you really need something heavy and strong I don't think it's worth moving. I think it would be too cold and damp for chickens.
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