I need to put some silos on one of my industries and was thinking about using round containers from the kitchen; you know, like containers Grits come in, oats, peanuts, bread crumbs.

What I want to know is, what to do with the roofs.  I guess I could break out a formula for making a cone, but is it necessary?  How bout using flats roofs?  I would use the tops that come with the containers, but they usually have ridges or indentations that would give the origin of the silo away.

Let's see what you have used!

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Cone is pretty easy, Bob.  Cut out a circle, single cut from edge to center, pull overlap until you get a cone that you like. Fasten and use.  Dome on top is a wee bit trickier..........


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Most of my silos are grain storage and have flat roofs. I use PVC pipe for the actual silos, because I'm representing concrete. Are you doing the large metal style like this?

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The silos/bins/storage tanks are going to be used at a lumber industry and a Produce and Cold Storage facility.

They could hold just about anything, Fuel, sand, saw dust, coolant chemicals, waste product, and water.  Could even use one to dry Lumber.

Might have to take a ride out to some nearby places and take some photos.

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