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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 am

ddd75 wrote:did you at least save the boxing?


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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby ClodHopper37869 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:21 am

30 40 years ago, a older neighbor, who in his youth helped build these old tobacco barns told me " very few of the barns he worked on fell down, but they just keep getting lower & lower " LOL
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Update. Pulled it down. Removed the tin. Then had a bonfire. My back was hurting from a week of pulling roofing nails and stacking tin. You could not have paid me $10 K to dig the wood out. The only people I thought I could get to do it or help - hate to say it, was people I didn't trust.
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I am deeply saddened by this event.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

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Bright Raven wrote:Update. Pulled it down. Removed the tin. Then had a bonfire. My back was hurting from a week of pulling roofing nails and stacking tin. You could not have paid me $10 K to dig the wood out. The only people I thought I could get to do it or help - hate to say it, was people I didn't trust.
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I am deeply saddened by this event.


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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:06 pm

That is tornado wire. You fence guys don't jump me. I didn't stretch it too tight. The brace on the near end is not built for wire going in that direction. I used the existing end posts to fence between. That is a good temporary fix. Image
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:05 pm

Bright Raven wrote:That is tornado wire. You fence guys don't jump me. I didn't stretch it too tight. The brace on the near end is not built for wire going in that direction. I used the existing end posts to fence between. That is a good temporary fix. Image


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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby wbvs58 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:59 pm

[quote="Bright Raven"]Update. Pulled it down. Removed the tin. Then had a bonfire. My back was hurting from a week of pulling roofing nails and stacking tin. You could not have paid me $10 K to dig the wood out. The only people I thought I could get to do it or help - hate to say it, was people I didn't trust.
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I am deeply saddened also Ron.

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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:09 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:Update. Pulled it down. Removed the tin. Then had a bonfire. My back was hurting from a week of pulling roofing nails and stacking tin. You could not have paid me $10 K to dig the wood out. The only people I thought I could get to do it or help - hate to say it, was people I didn't trust.
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I am deeply saddened also Ron.

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There was some nice wood but when it came down, it was a tangled mess. I got the tin pulled off without injury. The jumbled boards underneath were full of danger. Nails, sharp edges. But the big factor was the physical labor required to get it untangled, pulled out and cleaned up. I have passed the age where I can single handedly do that. Pulling nails for a week with a crow bar had my lower back muscles screaming.

I offered the structure to a couple parties. They talk a big interest but when the day came, they are not there. One guy came by and said he wanted it. I told him to help himself. He came by about 3 times, I finally said it was time to have a bonfire.

The lady across the road was upset. She apparently enjoyed the old barn. When I told her I was going to burn it, she put an announcement on Facebook. No one showed up.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby jd720 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:23 pm

A bonfire was probably your best option. Many times the people that would want to tear it down would be the first ones to file a lawsuit if they just happened to get hurt on your property.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Bright Raven wrote:I offered the structure to a couple parties. They talk a big interest but when the day came, they are not there. One guy came by and said he wanted it. I told him to help himself. He came by about 3 times, I finally said it was time to have a bonfire.

The lady across the road was upset. She apparently enjoyed the old barn. When I told her I was going to burn it, she put an announcement on Facebook. No one showed up.


I just tossed some bones on the ground and read them and what the bones tell me is in the next few days to weeks you will be inundated with people telling you they would have taken it and some even would have paid you for the lumber and even a few would have known someone who would have paid you $50,000 for the barn and moved it off the property without leaving a trace that they had ever been there. Don't know if this is right or not but that's what the bones say and they rarely lie.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Ron, one thing you need to be sure to do is now that it is burnt down be sure to walk the perimeter of the barn site after a rain and look for indian artifacts. I've been real lucky hunting around old burnt down barns like this because often the field workers would set the points inside the barns and forget about them.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Ron, one thing you need to be sure to do is now that it is burnt down be sure to walk the perimeter of the barn site after a rain and look for indian artifacts. I've been real lucky hunting around old burnt down barns like this because often the field workers would set the points inside the barns and forget about them.


That is a great idea. Thanks
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby greybeard » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 pm

Mouths lie. Bones don't. Neither do the Kau Cim.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Ron, one thing you need to be sure to do is now that it is burnt down be sure to walk the perimeter of the barn site after a rain and look for indian artifacts. I've been real lucky hunting around old burnt down barns like this because often the field workers would set the points inside the barns and forget about them.


That is a great idea. Thanks


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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm

So you spent a week pulling nails out of the roof metal, just to throw a match on it? :???: Fire woulda burnt them nails loose Vern. :lol: Be careful pulling on Bekaert net wire with Tornado barbed wire like that. Might just pull the net in two if you aren't careful.
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