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Simple Way To Aerate Grain
Protecting grain in flat storage is a lot easier for UK farmer Alun Hughes since he came up with an easy way to insert aeration tubes.
  Hughes has no in-floor aeration so he normally screws aeration pipes down into the grain after it's in place. That can be an exhausting job, especially on a hot harvest day.
  He came up with a much easier alternative using a shop vac. He shoves a piece of solid plastic pipe into the grain and inserts the shop vac hose down into it to suck out grain as he pushes the pipe down into the pile. Once the pipe is in far enough, he pulls out the vac hose and inserts a piece of perforated plastic drain tile into the pipe, then extracts the pipe, leaving the tile in place.
  Contact: Alun Hughes, Home Farm, Berwick, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1