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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Grain bin location

Is it a bad idea to put grain bins, either larger flat bottoms or hoppers along side a shed? Wondering if the water running off roof could cause problems? There is room to space them away a bit. Was thinking I could run some tile in the area first.


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As long as there’s a place for the water to run should be fine. We have some like that


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I have some hoppers on skids along a shed wall. I put some tile in along the shed wall. It works but probably not the best idea especially if you are in an area with lots of snow. That excess water and frost issues could cause more issue with the shed wall than the bins possibly.
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I have 5 2106’s about 15ft away from pole shed with dirt floor. They should have been 20-25ft away to give more room to work on backside if needed. Lots of water issues in building but we also have weird soil and ground throughout the yard. Tile wouldn’t be bad idea and some overkill bin pads with good anchors wil give you piece of mind. East side of building would help prevents a plow wind from wreaking havoc on the building. We also have some 1620 fert bins on west side and they lifted and shifted a bunch in that Oct 2017 windstorm.
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Just make sure you have access both now and you f you change things in the future. The best thing we did when building bins was to start in a open spot with plenty of room
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Having someone to install eaves trough wouldn't really be very costly.
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Have eavetroughs, but building is 200’ long, so there are a couple down spouts along it. Feeling confident some drainage tile installed first and keeping the bins 20-30’ away would work. Maybe hoppers aren’t a good idea there in case of getting blown over though!

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It nice to be able to farm up to back side of the bins to use up the water that comes off them.
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Have eavetroughs, but building is 200’ long, so there are a couple down spouts along it. Feeling confident some drainage tile installed first and keeping the bins 20-30’ away would work. Maybe hoppers aren’t a good idea there in case of getting blown over though!
Put some screw piles in to anchor bins. If your really worried about ground where bins are going put screw piles in instead of a skid to hold hoppers
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I actually used open eaves-trough (not enclosed spout) to direct water to certain areas. In 2 instances I did that across the back of my machine shed and a barn to get the water to areas that were more suitable for drainage. You might have some areas where you have double eaves-trough and it will be more costly but then I can direct it where its easier to deal with. You can have a drop on the side somewhere but where it actually discharges is on the end somewhere. The extra trough of course would be on the wall. Hope you can understand my poor explanation.

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