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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote: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.


Luke. I started out thinking I would pull some of the beams out. By the time I got the roof off, I was ready to just throw a match on it.

I didn't pull too tight. I actually did not move the end posts. I pulled the slack out with the golden rod.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm

I'm sure everyone of those folks that offered were serious about getting it. All you needed to do was tear it down. Pull the nails. Deliver it to their place and stack it neatly for them in the exact place they wanted it. For free of course.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:42 pm

Craig Miller wrote:I'm sure everyone of those folks that offered were serious about getting it. All you needed to do was tear it down. Pull the nails. Deliver it to their place and stack it neatly for them in the exact place they wanted it. For free of course.


Exactly. Plus, someone gets hurt, you have a lawsuit on your hands.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Burning was your best option. The "scrap" people here are also the same ones that would come back in a week and steal you blind after having a few days to scope your place out.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby littletom » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:08 pm

I went through this with a farm I bought burned a house and barn. We tore one down couple years ago at my dads kept a lot of boxing burned the rest. They do sell and steal a lot of that wood around here though. See people going by with it strapped on cars and sticking out of cars daily.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote: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.


Luke. I started out thinking I would pull some of the beams out. By the time I got the roof off, I was ready to just throw a match on it.

I didn't pull too tight. I actually did not move the end posts. I pulled the slack out with the golden rod.


Fence looks good. I wish I would have had the time to come down and savage a few of the beams out of that barn. They'd have made a nice counter in the fence store.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:58 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote: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.


Luke. I started out thinking I would pull some of the beams out. By the time I got the roof off, I was ready to just throw a match on it.

I didn't pull too tight. I actually did not move the end posts. I pulled the slack out with the golden rod.


Fence looks good. I wish I would have had the time to come down and savage a few of the beams out of that barn. They'd have made a nice counter in the fence store.


I have regrets. That boxing and those beams were as hard and strong as steel girders. If I had the right equipment to pick some of that out, I would have.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:19 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Luke. I started out thinking I would pull some of the beams out. By the time I got the roof off, I was ready to just throw a match on it.

I didn't pull too tight. I actually did not move the end posts. I pulled the slack out with the golden rod.


Fence looks good. I wish I would have had the time to come down and savage a few of the beams out of that barn. They'd have made a nice counter in the fence store.


I have regrets. That boxing and those beams were as hard and strong as steel girders. If I had the right equipment to pick some of that out, I would have.

To late now ding a ling.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:33 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Luke. I started out thinking I would pull some of the beams out. By the time I got the roof off, I was ready to just throw a match on it.

I didn't pull too tight. I actually did not move the end posts. I pulled the slack out with the golden rod.


Fence looks good. I wish I would have had the time to come down and savage a few of the beams out of that barn. They'd have made a nice counter in the fence store.


I have regrets. That boxing and those beams were as hard and strong as steel girders. If I had the right equipment to pick some of that out, I would have.


Tractor, log chains, and chainsaw. All three were in your inventory when I visited. :wave: You could have at least got a keg and invited us all over for the fire. :bs:
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:35 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
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Fence looks good. I wish I would have had the time to come down and savage a few of the beams out of that barn. They'd have made a nice counter in the fence store.


I have regrets. That boxing and those beams were as hard and strong as steel girders. If I had the right equipment to pick some of that out, I would have.


Tractor, log chains, and chainsaw. All three were in your inventory when I visited. :wave: You could have at least got a keg and invited us all over for the fire. :bs:


Ok. Now I feel guilty.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby hillbilly beef man » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:10 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Just a tip that may be worth trying but here it was pretty common for people to pick up arrowheads while working in tobacco and many times they would set the arrowheads on top of the beams. I've found a bunch of arrowheads and some other relics on top of the timbers so it might pay you to look close before you do anything with the barn.


I have found plenty of old mason jars in the same places.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm

hillbilly beef man wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Just a tip that may be worth trying but here it was pretty common for people to pick up arrowheads while working in tobacco and many times they would set the arrowheads on top of the beams. I've found a bunch of arrowheads and some other relics on top of the timbers so it might pay you to look close before you do anything with the barn.


I have found plenty of old mason jars in the same places.


Interesting. I picked up all kinds of stuff - harrow teeth, plow shares, hinges, crank handle for a Model T, pistons, sickle blades, tobacco knives, tobacco spear, gears, etc. But nothing was as abundant as old bottles and jars. Some of the old Pepsi bottles I have not seen for 55 years. Most of the bottles were broken and all of the jars were broken.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby hillbilly beef man » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Oddly, it is tiered off with 4x4 rails, older barns like this usually have tier poles. Bigfoot knows what I mean.


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Some one wealthy must have built that barn if it had 4x4s for tiers. We always used true 2x4 hemlock on new barns on all but the longest spans. Many older barns around here used popular poles. I always hated hanging on poles that were not nailed, you had to be real careful how you put your feet. Once doing the split and splat made you real careful.
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:31 pm

hillbilly beef man wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Oddly, it is tiered off with 4x4 rails, older barns like this usually have tier poles. Bigfoot knows what I mean.


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Some one wealthy must have built that barn if it had 4x4s for tiers. We always used true 2x4 hemlock on new barns on all but the longest spans. Many older barns around here used popular poles. I always hated hanging on poles that were not nailed, you had to be real careful how you put your feet. Once doing the split and splat made you real careful.


Yes. 4×4s. I took some of those out a couple years ago.
Most of the barns I hung in had round tier poles. Yes. They roll. I fell out of the barn twice. Once bad. Came down back first over the draw bar of the tractor. We were handing in the driveway. I was always put up in the top tiers. Up where the wasps build there nest. You probably know about that. Lol
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Re: Ancient Tobacco Barn

Postby hillbilly beef man » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:55 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
hillbilly beef man wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Oddly, it is tiered off with 4x4 rails, older barns like this usually have tier poles. Bigfoot knows what I mean.


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Some one wealthy must have built that barn if it had 4x4s for tiers. We always used true 2x4 hemlock on new barns on all but the longest spans. Many older barns around here used popular poles. I always hated hanging on poles that were not nailed, you had to be real careful how you put your feet. Once doing the split and splat made you real careful.


Yes. 4×4s. I took some of those out a couple years ago.
Most of the barns I hung in had round tier poles. Yes. They roll. I fell out of the barn twice. Once bad. Came down back first over the draw bar of the tractor. We were handing in the driveway. I was always put up in the top tiers. Up where the wasps build there nest. You probably know about that. Lol


I fell out once when a pole rolled on me. I landed on an old horse drawn dump rake. It liked to have killed me. Hanging the top tier was always the easiest to me. You had to deal with the wasps, but you only had to hang your tier and not hand up too.
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