Three-hole blocks

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  1. zealot

    zealot Soli Deo Gloria

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    There is an old workshop/detached garage on the property here, and I have wondered for a while how old the thing is. It has a corrugated roof (on which black walnuts fall each autumn and make an ear-spliting noise), and walls made of cinder blocks. Not ordinary two-hole cinder blocks, but three-hole ones. Does this give any clue as to the age of the structure?

    Jeffery
     
  2. TnAndy

    TnAndy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No....it only indicates the company that made the block had that type mould.

    Some blocks are still made that way.
     

  3. zealot

    zealot Soli Deo Gloria

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    Well then...how can you date a cinder block?
     
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    ericjeeper Well-Known Member

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    hey would you like to go grab a burger and a movie?
    seriously. I do not know of a way of determining how old a cement block is
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just ask the old man down the road when they built the building.
     
  6. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think better clues would be things like stick built rafters, electrical fixtures, windows and doors, roof tin, etc.