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Does anybody else have a Secret Lair under their woodshed?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Lumber-Jack, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Or just me ;-)

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  2. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Thats just plain weird!
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    Why do I expect to see this guy on the news someday for doing something really wrong.
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    I found a raccoon or rabbit apartment in the middle of a large wood pile that I had on my driveway for a few weeks. Also, I sometimes find a very nervous rabbit underneath the tarp covering the top of one of my wood stacks.

    No secret lair, though.




    **Edited due to stupidity and rudeness on my part***
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    So, what do you have in all those pails, an emergency supply of kin'lin?
  6. nshif

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    or body parts
  7. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I guess I'm the only one.

    Actually this place has a very practical and historic value.
    While digging the post holes for my woodshed/fence I discovered this underground bunker ( I didn't build it). It turned out to be an old water cistern (probably about 100 years old). I live in an area that was settled by gold miners at the turn of the century (1800-1900). This cistern likely was built about 100 years ago by some of those old miners, finding it in itself was kind of interesting.
    So what to do with it now that I found it? Well if you look at what is stored inside you'll see I found a very practical purpose for it. I have a lot of paint and acrylic stucco that will be ruined if stored below freezing temp. I don't have the room, nor do I want to store it in the house. I can't really store it in my garage/shop as it can and does drop below freezing out there. The fact that this old cistern is underground means it naturally will never get below freezing and it's out of the way, not taking up room in my house or garage.
    I could have left it dark and dirty and still used it I suppose, but I guess I am weird that I don't like crawling into dark and dirty places, so I fixed it up to be a bright and clean storage area.
    Yes I'm weird that way.

    ****Also Edited***** Thanks guys :long: :down:
  8. savageactor7

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    hummm that would be a good place to store hydro...
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    Hmm...Didn't realize this was you and your kid and not some random YouTube find. Didn't mean to call your kid creepy.
  10. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Feeling the Heat

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    That would make a first rate root cellar! You obviously invested a great deal of time & energy fixing it up. Looks great and would have many uses here.
  11. Slow1

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    Looks to me like a great root or wine cellar. Someplace to store apples for the winter etc...
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    OK, Now I know what my next project is going to be.....
  13. daveswoodhauler

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    A little more info along with the original post would have helped :)
    Think about it.....you watch some kid crawl into a hole into the ground while being filmed :gulp:
    Having said that, and now knowing the "story" behind it...it does seem pretty cool....however I think I woudl still put a lock on it so my boys wound't hang out down there.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Very cool, I always find historical stuff interesting, must have been neat to discover that on your property. How far does it go past the first set of 5 gal buckets? Couldn't tell from the video. Now to build in a beer fridge and tv, and you have the perfect hideout.
  15. Slow1

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    nah, needs a stove down there to be perfect :)
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    Hehe, you got me there, let's add a recliner too, gotta be comfortable down there...
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    I guess some people on this site are having a bad day or at least should give a little more thought to what their fingers are typing. After all, this isn't ArboristSite!

    Carbon, I think you have a fine looking son of which I am sure you have every reason to be proud. Thanks for sharing!
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    Wow Your kid looks so much like my step son... Except Matt has a tan from spending the summer here helping his dad and I move rocks.

    I'm so sorry for what the others have said. I guess the insulting remarks are a sign of the times... No excuse though.

    If your wierd then I guess I am too. I don't have a place like that yet but I sure want one. Mine would be a root cellar/ storage/ strom shelter/ cool place to go in the summer time when it is too hot in the house to sleep. I want it sorta hidden do to a nosy nieghbor. Even though we live back in the woods away from everyone and the place is posted the nieghbor likes to come snoop around when he thinks know one is home. I think it would be nice to not have to lock it all the time.
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    I've got one of those.
    About 6 feet deeper than that, though.
    And made of fine new england granite stone.

    Has electricity and running water.

    It houses my well, pump and expansion tank.

    I'd like a nicely finished one like that for a root / wine cellar.
  20. Lumber-Jack

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    Thanks for the (nice) replies guy (gals), and don't worry too much about the (not so nice) replies. I have been known to push the "post" button a little too fast without thinking things through sometimes, as well. I'm not easily offended by critical remarks (especially when I deserve them), and don't hold a grudge, however I am intensely proud of my children (with good reason).

    I had considered it would make a good root/wine cellar, as well as a paint storage area, but we kind of already use our crawl space for that, and the crawl space has much easier access, especially from inside the house, it just doesn't stay as cool as this out side space does.
    I don't really plan, or want to, go in and out of this place too much now that it's finished, just long term storage for stuff I don't want in the house. Although it seemed like I was living down there for while, for the time I was fixing it up. %-P
    It's only 6ft x 6ft x 4ft 8" deep (2ft 8" deeper than my crawl space), not really big enough for anything other than to store a bit of stuff I don't want to freeze. The lair analogy was a joke way of exaggerating my engineering project.
    I just posted it here because if I hadn't built my wood shed I never would have known it was there.
  21. jdinspector

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    Too funny!! I recognized your wood shed right away from another post you made on the forum. Very funny. I never would have guessed there was that little room. Your kid was funny too. He played right along with it.

    I noticed the music was time perfectly so that when he went "down under" the song was right in time with that. Coincidence?

    Great job.
  22. LLigetfa

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    Same here and then I saw people putting their feet in their mouth not realizing who they were dis'n. Too funny.
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    Remind me to take off my muddy boots before I put my foot in my mouth next time...
  24. woodgeek

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    dude--its not a secret NOW.
  25. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    Yes it is.

    You search Southern BC for him ;-)
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