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  1. #1

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    Apr 2001

    Default building a root cellar

    Desire to build a root cellar I need info on specific building needs.

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    Mar 2000

    Default Re: building a root cellar

    EILEEN, I don't know anything about building a root cellar, but be sure the door isn't built like my next door neighbor's cellar. Every time it rains, it fills up with water; about 4' deep right now and I can't get my little Homelite pump started.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    Do you intend to build a concrete walled and/or floored cellar, or just a plain earthen cellar. The simplest ones I've known were where they simply dug a hole with the sides as straight and vertical as possible, built some steps into one end, then laid logs across the top, covered the logs with dirt, and built a door over the steps. The neighbor's is square with concrete floor, walls, and top (storm shelter), but he erred in building the entrance.


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    Feb 2001
    Central Pa.
    96 KUBOTA L2350

    Default Re: building a root cellar

    Eileen:I made one about 3yr's ago. My's concrete side's and roof, the floor is dirt with limestone, over the dirt.Check out www.root, all sort's of nfo.

    Camshaft in Pa.

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