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Hi - I am new to this forum. I have a customer who has a 500,000 gallon steel water tank that they are scrapping. I DON'T was to scrap it! I think someone could make an AMAZING (albeit tall) house out of it. Maybe 2 houses. However, I have zero building/construction skills so I thought I'd post here and get feed back. It's located in Western WA and will need to be removed from the site. If I was closer, I'd take a stab at it. Anyone have any ideas?
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Google "grain bin houses" for lots of examples. There are several examples in the midwest using silos, too. Very similar size.

What is the diameter? Moving it in one piece would be a challenge. People in the midwest move silos in one piece, but the roads are straighter and getting permits is much easier.

 
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Yeah, it's the moving it that would be hard. It's 35 feet in diameter and 70 feet high. I'd think it would almost have to be cut to be moved. I love the silo houses, which is what made me think that this could be used for something like that. I have a neighbor here in TX that makes silo homes but the cost of moving this from WA to TX is prohibitive. Trying to figure out how to get the word out in WA and see if we have any takers....
 
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