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    Which implement / Barn Foundation

    I have the foundation of a long gone bank barn that I need to do something with. For starters, I want to trim about 2 feet off of top of the bank, but leave the foundation stone intact. I am thinking that I can do most of this with a box blade and backhoe. Does anybody have suggestions on the best way to approach this job?

    Also - any creative ideas on ways to repurpose or recycle an old barn foundation? I currently use it as a deluxe burn pit.
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    Picture would help

    A picture or two would help spur some thoughts. FEL, backhoe, box blades all move dirt so it might depend on access and how far you need to move the dirt. As far as reuse:
    • Build another barn
      Burn pit
      Flower garden or vegetable garden with mulch pile
      Patio
      Ornamental pond/fountain
      Put a log house on top of the foundation


    Lots of things you can do, depending on the size and stability of the foundation and whether it looks good enough to show off or you want to disguise it.

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    Here are a few photos of the bank barn foundation. My immediate concern is that somebody could go up the bank and accidentally fall over the edge.
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    I’d clean it up. Put a fire pit and some benches in there middle of what’s left. Then maybe some lights hanging on what’s left of the rock or better yet some lights in the ground lighting up what’s left of the rock. Perfect place to have gatherings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J3 Driver View Post
    I’d clean it up. Put a fire pit and some benches in there middle of what’s left. Then maybe some lights hanging on what’s left of the rock or better yet some lights in the ground lighting up what’s left of the rock. Perfect place to have gatherings.
    A crew of men put a lot of hard work into moving all that stone to the site in the early to mid 1800's using just horses and carts and manpower, no tractors. And then they stacked it into a beautiful foundation wall with no hydraulic assistance. The craftsmanship is incredible. Your suggestion is a good one. Somewhat of a tribute to the hard work and determination of those that came before us.
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    I think J3 hit the nail on the head. That is the perfect spot for a nice seating area with fire pit and some hanging lights. I'd love to have something like that on my property. Great place to sit and enjoy a good cigar.
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    How to trim down the bank

    So, you've given me a few ideas about what to do with the foundation, but no suggestions for how to trim a couple of feet off of the bank that leads up to it.

    I guess that I'll start with either a toothbar on the FEL or a box blade on the 3 point, and if one doesn't work so well, then I'll try the other. And suggestions, or should I just flip a coin to decide which to start with?

    Thanks!
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    My dirtbike and trials bike buddies would have a field day (npi) with that set-up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardJungle View Post
    So, you've given me a few ideas about what to do with the foundation, but no suggestions for how to trim a couple of feet off of the bank that leads up to it.

    I guess that I'll start with either a toothbar on the FEL or a box blade on the 3 point, and if one doesn't work so well, then I'll try the other. And suggestions, or should I just flip a coin to decide which to start with?

    Thanks!
    Put a piranha tooth bar on there and have some fun. They work wonders.
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    Tooth Bard

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    Put a piranha tooth bar on there and have some fun. They work wonders.
    Thanks, Robnik. I think that I'll give it a try. I'm leaning toward the heavy hitch, because that design seems better matched to my immediate needs, but either that or the Piranha looks like a good choice.
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