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Old Bath Tubs Make Cheap Grain Pit
Old bath tubs can be used to make cheap pits for unloading grain out of bins, says Ed Mies, Loami, Ill.
  He dug a hole next to a 12,000-bu. bin and placed an old cast iron tub in it. A 5-ft. length of tile hooked up to the tub's drain is used to allow rain water to drain away. The water drains into a layer of filler rock.
  To unload grain, he simply sticks one end of the auger into the tub.
  "I've used it for five or six years. It eliminates the need to dig a hole for the auger," says Mies. "After I'm done unloading the bin I use a shovel and a 5-gal. bucket to clean out the tub. I use a similar tub on another 5,000-bu. bin. I got the tubs free from a carpenter who was remodeling a house."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ed Mies, 14810 Maxwell Hall Rd., Loami, Ill. 62661 (ph 217 435-7091).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5