So I decided to build an underground coop: UPDATE pg 33

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Oblio13, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. MamaTaney

    MamaTaney Out Of The Brooder

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    This is by far the coolest thread. Just happened to stumble upon it as well and am now DYING to see more pics of it!!! KUDOS!!
     
  2. chicksalot

    chicksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very INGENIOUS!! I'm joining the 'popcorn' gallery to wait for spring & watch the progress. All I wanted is a root cellar, but your idea is REALLY great! [​IMG] GO OBLIO, GO OBLIO [​IMG]
     
  3. mo

    mo Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool project.

    not sure if you have your roof figured out yet, but one earth covered home that I worked on used bituthane 3000 from grace company. it is perfect for below grade application, it was applied directly to 3/4 plywood which needed to be primed w/ a special primer first. I'd guess that materials for your roof would be about $300, from what I did last summer(07)

    you can find a supplier from their website.

    this home was huge timbers inside, covered with 3/4 white oak, 2 layers of 3/4 plywood and then the membrane, next was 4" foam, then a layer of poly, then 6" pea gravel, than 12-18" soil.
     
  4. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how is this project going??????
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's on hold until the ground thaws again.
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL Oblio get a heater out there and thaw it!!! Don't you know there are addicts here dying to see the next pictures???

    I don't blame you actually. The weather has been so horrid here I haven't even been going out to salvage that free lumber.

    Spring NOW. Spring NOW. Spring NOW. Sigh...
     
  7. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thaw it?! I can't even see it. There could be a colony of C.H.U.D.* living down there under the snow for all I know.




    *To anyone who knows what C.H.U.D. are: You're old.
     
  8. CitySoil

    CitySoil Out Of The Brooder

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    Snow?

    You mean it sticks?

    You mean it stays for more than a day?
     
  9. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well get a snow shovel and get to work !!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with citysoil. Snow... OH come on, it melts in a day [​IMG] at least around here...
     

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