PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

PaintSquare


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Man v. Silo in DIY Don’t

Friday, April 4, 2014

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

“Don’t try this at home” proved more of a challenge than a warning to an unidentified farmer who decided to go mano a mano in taking down a large concrete silo.

Armed with only a sledgehammer (and seemingly no protective gear), the man can be seen knocking out one concrete panel at a time at the bottom of the silo.

And (as if there is any doubt) he admits that he has never done this before.

Paintsquare Off the Wall
Screenshots via YouTube / TheMrKillkutta

A farmer uses a sledgehammer to take down a massive concrete silo from the bottom up. It's the firstand, hopefully, the lasttime he attempted  such a project.

The YouTube video can be viewed here. (Warning: Contains language one might expect in just such a situation.)

Don't Show Diane

With half of its base busted out, the silo manages to stay upright for a few seconds before crashing to the ground, sending the farmer running for his life and unleashing a concrete debris field where it once stood.

concrete silo demolition

The men were surprised at how the silo "kind of hung in the air" before falling.

After catching his breath, the farmer says, "I thought that was going to go a lot further, didn't you?"

"It kind of hung in the air there for awhile," the cameraman responds.

Once they confirmed that no one was hurt, the farmer and cameraman celebrate the accomplishment, before deciding it's probably a good idea to "not show that one to Diane."

Amazingly, no one was crushed by the tons of concrete debris.

These guys got pretty lucky, but demolishing a large structure is usually best left to professionals.

   

Tagged categories: Concrete; Demolition; Project Management; Tower

Comment from Mike McCloud, (4/4/2014, 7:06 AM)

Those damn non-union farmers


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
Bullard
 
Upgrade with the Bullard GenVX
 
Click here to learn how you can get a GenVX Helmet and Win.
 

 
Strategic Materials Inc.
 
www.truabrasives.com
 
TruAbrasives™, a clean crushed glass abrasive superior to other abrasives for performance, health, and environmental benefits.
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment
 
Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Repeatability
 
The ALPHA1 provides reliable results consistently allowing you to cost your next job with confidence.
 

 
BASF
 
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water!
 
Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films www.basf.us/industrialcoatings dpsolutions@basf.com 800-231-7868
 

 
Clemco Industries Corp.
 
Maximum Dust Suppression Systems Start at $14,950
 
The system comprises proven technology and equipment with user-friendly flexibility in mind. See it in action.
 

 
Advanced Recycling Systems
 
Recycler Rentals
 
Abrasive Recycling Systems, Dust Collectors, Vacuum Units, and Lift Platforms. Quality Sales, Service, Parts & Rentals!
ARS Recycling Systems - Phone 330.536.8210
 

 
RBW Enterprises, Inc.
 
Robotic Blasting and Painting
 
When using the FasterBlaster and FasterPainter, blasting and painting can be conducted simultaneously. View the video for a full explanation of the operation.
 

 
Safway Services
 
Safeguard Assets. Ensure Productivity. HAKI®
 
Protect assets and equipment. Keep facilities open and operational. Maintain schedules regardless of weather. Ensure smooth and continuous production. Easy to erect. Safway is the primary distributor of HAKI® products including HAKISPAN and HAKITEC® 750 – in North America.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us