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Custom Gazebo upcycled from a grain bin

Hinged Bins......repurposing grain bins into long lasting yard art and outdoor spaces. This bin will be assembled on your concrete pad, into the design shown. We repurpose bins all over the US and we can build anything you can send us. Now for the nuts and bolts: This is an 18' diameter reclaimed bin that is disassembled and ready for transportation. We supply 6X6 timber framing, all fasteners, and assembly (2 days) on your concrete pad. Travel expenses for my crew are not included in the…

How awesome would it be to have a grain bin made into a play house! How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Position lifting hook in exact center of bin roof opening.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Foundations vary in quality and the details of what may need dealt with to separate them from the bin. On some, it is necessary to go around the outside and "cut" sealing tar with a crow (wonder) bar and a hammer, while lifting the bin.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Since we cannot easily loosen the bottom ring from the foundation we start with Ring Unbolt the first two sheets to the right of the door (reference point inside the bin).

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Since we couldn't, we climbed to the roof and removed the lid. (Not the collar!) There are a variety of attachment methods for lids.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Next, spray paint a on all the sheets on this ring (sweep dust off, as necessary). This will become important during re-assembly. If you screw up and put a sheet that goes on Ring 3 on the bottom ring, your bin will most likely collapse.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Lower hook nearly to floor of bin.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Toss the lid to the ground. You won't want to try to climb down with it.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Attach the chain or lifting apparatus to the crane hook, and lift toward roof.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Next, start on the door and doorframe. Expect the bolts to fit tightly.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Sometimes vice grips placed snugly on the inside of the bolts will hold them enough to allow the impact wrench to loosen them.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Finish unbolting Ring 2 all the way around. You will need one person inside with an impact wrench, and other person outside with a box end wrench (or two, depending on how fast you move).

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

This one appears to be loose, but isn't on the inside. We will therefore finish dealing with it last. If you could easily get the bin loose, you would start the dismantling process with this bottom ring.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

Using a box-end wrench outside and vice grips or another wrench inside is another possibility.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

guide clear and intelligible enough to work from, but if you have further questions or remarks, the Comments section is open at the bottom! Note: My husband I and live in Colorado

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.