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What do you do with a Corn Crib?
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Kent (IA)    Posted 07-17-2001 at 19:25:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a good corn crib and would like to find a use for it. No one has ear corn anymore and todays wagons are too big for the alleyway preventing use of the overhead bins. The bracing in the crib portion make good head bangers. I feel that removing some of the head banger bracing to make a storage area would weaken the structure. Of course that may not be such a bad idea. After it falls down, the next course of action would be obvious.

Any one have any good ideas?


eugene    Posted 12-07-2005 at 20:54:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had found a wire corn crib for cheap,and I was going to decide to put it up in the back yard and use it for a screened gazebo? I called the inspector and he said it had to be to code? First he said it needed to be able to with stand 90 mile an hour winds and have a structual engineer sign of on it. I'ts not like i'm going to set it on a wood deck and a couple of bolts! I was planing on a concret slab and the usual bolts that are recommended and was thinking about a tether for the cap for added security. I need to know if any one knows the standard specs of a round wire corn crib still in great shape are?Need to know cross wind speed is and weightload is. Was planing on wraping it in sreen, 2 feet of tin at top and 2 feet of tin at bottom? with a screen door.Great for mosquito weather here in minnesota. I suppose you could even put a fire pit in the middle and leave top open for venting?If yopu can help please e-mail me back at thank you 12-7-05

Norman York    Posted 11-28-2007 at 10:23:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm looking for two cribs to use as an avery for my birds. Conecting two together as a 4x4 flyway.
Just a thought.

Good luck

Monica Duncan    Posted 07-19-2001 at 12:06:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Overhead bins? Not sure what you mean. We have two long corn cribs side by side about 10 feet apart. We no longer use it so we put a roof on straddling them. We now have extra storage place. We can drive full haywagons under it if rain threatens and we don't have time to unload them. Our machinery stores under it for the winter. It keeps the elements off. Evenutally we would like to put sides on and one end wall except that this modification would make it an official "building" according to our town hall and that means extra taxes. If you only have one crib maybe you can make it into a leanto shelter for livestock for them to get under in rain or hot sun. In our area, as long as it doesn't have at least three permanent walls there are no extra real estate taxes.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-19-2001 at 19:33:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Monica, Around here they'll just about tax a piece of tin leaning against a post. It doesn't matter about the walls. I got a shelter with no sides and they tax it. They even tax my deck.

Dale Seggebruch    Posted 09-17-2002 at 18:49:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am taking down a 75-year old corn crib. What do you suggest I can do with some of the 6 inch crib siding?

Brent    Posted 03-13-2008 at 10:43:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'd dig a hole and bury it.

I found this today while googling names. Ha Ha

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