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    Dividing a silage pit

    Wanting to split a earth bank silage pit in two, concrete floor already there so whats my best option.
    Looked at A panels but would need to be fixed down
    Shutter a wall
    Concrete panels
    Want to go 10-12ft high.
    Any ideas would be helpful?

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    cut holes and drop girders in and panels?? as be cheaper than shuttering a wall as would have to cut concrete as have to key in the wall into the floor

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Quote Originally Posted by danpwll View Post
    cut holes and drop girders in and panels?? as be cheaper than shuttering a wall as would have to cut concrete as have to key in the wall into the floor
    And also a lot quicker. Remember you will need some heavy wall RSJ's, if you were to buy your panels off Jones Brothers they would be able to supply the RSJ's too, no doubt other manufacturers could give you guidance on what spec steel you will need.

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Thanks was thinking about doing that but wasnt sure if it would be strong enough,what thickness of panels can you get?

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Most panels i see for pit walls are 6 inch but you can get 8's.

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Thanks was thinking about doing that but wasnt sure if it would be strong enough,what thickness of panels can you get?

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Solid 'A's? We have some that weigh 3.2tonnes, they don't need fixing.

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    You should be ok with 6" concrete panels but will depend on height of the wall and the distance between your steels, at that height I wouldn't risk anything freestanding.....although I have seen it done.

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    Go with 6" panels at 15ft centres and you will be OK.

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    Re: Dividing a silage pit

    And you'll need to specify the panels are for loading both sides, standard panels come with a front and back and are only made to be loaded from one side.

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