how much would a 10 foot diameter culvert cost?

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  1. Paul Wheaton

    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking that I could buy a ten foot diameter culvert that is ten feet long, bury it and have an instant root cellar!

    Anybody know how much something like this might cost?
     
  2. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    It is one of those things to where if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it. Large culverts like that are VERY expensive. Check with a place which sell large culverts, although you might get a better price by trying to buy direct from the manufacturer.

    Ken Scharabok
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    buy and bury a school bus and leave the back with the emergency doors protruding from the hillside. Instant root cellar!
     
  4. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    I saw something up one of the side roads that looked like an interesting idea for a root cellar. It was what looked like a barn roof sitting on the ground. Under the barn roof was actually a cement block basement foundation. Seems that would be a super underground cellar. Something like that might be actually cheaper than a large diameter culvert?
     
  5. geekster

    geekster New Member

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    The state was reciently replacing a culvert under a road and was happy to be rid of a 12 foot by 10 foot section of pipe which we got for trucking cost.
     
  6. primroselane

    primroselane Well-Known Member

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    Would a concrete culvert be more expensive than a concrete septic tank?
     
  7. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    old fuel tank.we used a steam cleaned one as a grain store for years !make a great under ground store cheap!