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How do you build an underground root cellar?
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Mary C. LaFrance    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:11:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know how to build a root cellar that is for underground storage (but not attached to the house or basement)?

Jim in michigan    Posted 03-11-2004 at 17:55:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dig a big hole, build a door over it, Jim

Alias    Posted 03-11-2004 at 14:47:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mary do a Google search for "Root Cellar Construction" There, you will find several methods. Of course, if you have the money to spend, reinforced concrete walls with an arched reinforced concrete roof built into a bank and backfilled with about two or more feet of soil on top would be ideal........gfp

Lazy Al    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:53:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd check out where they sell those precast septic tanks . Seems like they would make a good root cellar . Maybe put styrafoam around it to keep the frost out ,

Lazy Al    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:45:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
you might want to check out where they sell pre cast septic tanks. They might make a good root cellar .

Al    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:55:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Darn I didn't think the first one went thru .

Clipper    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:23:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Friend of mine dug a big hole(bulldozer) in his back yard...parked a school bus in the hole and then covered it up with dirt. he swears its the best durn root cellar he's ever had....make sure ya leave a opening to get to the rear door of the bus. :^)

*He ran a power line out to the bus and it is also used as a good dog house when he gets his Missus riled up at him. :^)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:29:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reads like a brand new low down learning center to me!

Clipper    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last time I yakked at him he was gonna run a cable TV line out to it.He is obviously not too diplomatic wit the Missus or he ain't none too good at covering his tracks!! :^)

toolman    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:42:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
think its kinda neat , would work for me then id be able to watch the hockey was that games been a while

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:49:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a crowd gathering. Got room for one more with his own blanket?

toolman    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:53:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
you bet come on over, oh one thing though im startin to get mud.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-11-2004 at 11:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
You dries up that mud, I'll leave my pet ant eating skunk to Clink!

toolman    Posted 03-11-2004 at 12:03:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
i,ll do my best but right now i needs all the mud i can get , you see my snow is turning to ice ,did you ever see a penguin walk , well thats what we look like when we,re still on our feet, when we not and on the ground wallowing around tryin to get back ,,,, well not a pretty picture and the cussin well you get the picture , thats why i want MUD, did i mention i hate snow and now ICE

Clipper    Posted 03-11-2004 at 12:00:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep it up an Clink is gonna CLANG you wit the skillet! :^)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-11-2004 at 13:10:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clipper, Toolman.
Toolman, Clipper.
Both of ya.., leave my mudder out of this..!!!
he he he

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