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Man Builds Moat Around Home, Saves Property

Hits: 26701 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: eugenius
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Female, 13-17, Canada
 385 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:11:08 PM

Male, 18-29, Western US
 595 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:49:09 PM
hes still crazy

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 586 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:32:37 AM
That was genius! Way to think ahead!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 309 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:36:09 AM
I heard from a State Farm agent that all the recent flooding/tornadoes/hail has been more costly than Katrina.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 10:49:25 PM
I like it. It's a more effective solution than a simple sand bag wall, and it's doable if you've got access to a digger. Otherwise... too much work.

His neighbors probably thought he was f-ing crazy

Yet another description fail. They dug that moat in order to save their property, not just cause' they wanted a moat. Stupid IAB...

Also, by the size of it, it looks like it took a lot of work to build, even with a digger.

I think it would be better to approach this like a cofferdam. Dig a circle of shallow 1' holes with a 6" trench between them, in the holes bury a ring of 9' high wooden posts and in the trench place sheets of horizontal corrugated steel. You'd need to get the steel from somewhere, but far less work than this bulwark.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:56:25 PM
@ McGovern1981: My LOLs go to you sir. Nice.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 952 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:49:41 PM
that is way awesome!

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2835 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:41:28 PM
not really a moat so much as a wall..

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 140 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:28:10 PM
Friggin' Awesome!!

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:17:05 PM
Thats a good effort, 10 points

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 3:07:00 PM
President Obama dosen't care about wet people!!

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2041 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 1:48:52 PM
"road unsafe when under water"

Obvious sign is obvious?

In related news...how long did this take to dig? I have been digging a moat in minecraft for days now and my finders are tired as hell.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 12:46:21 PM
Geez, that's quite a feat. Now he can get up on the bank and shout,"I FART IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION", at passing boats.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 49 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:42:36 AM
And the gov will prob fine him for something like not having a dig permit!

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:27:24 AM
Thats a bunch of water.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 114 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:01:07 AM
I built a moat like that around my house to protect me fom terrorists. I call it my "Freedom moat".

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 568 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:00:47 AM
Just build the dang house on pontoons, with vertical beams at each corner so it doesn't float away, problem solved.

Male, 30-39, S. America
 228 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 7:50:43 AM
Must be terrible to live like this. Spend time worrying about the flood and building the mote. I'd move elsewhere.

Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 6:30:55 AM
just wondering about the structural integretiy for how close he dug to the home/storgage blgs. and the trees.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1914 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 6:17:19 AM
for sale 2 bedroom ranch on a private secluded island.

that's just insane, gotta do what ya gotta do.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 217 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:56:15 AM
thats ace! imagine if it wasnt high enough though? spend all that time and effort and it goes under!

owner is clever, other clever ideas, living somewhere it doesnt flood x) i know alot of places cant help it, but maybe we should consider lowering the risks or following this guys example and building more dams

Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:33:39 AM
Well I'll be dammed.

Sorry. I couldn't resist.

Female, 13-17, Europe
 571 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:41:32 AM
This is awesome!!
Also a great idea for a zombie apocalypse.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 1341 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:08:36 AM
reminds of me trying to protect the sand castle on the beach;other proportions...

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 9370 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 3:28:24 AM
Our town got flooded a year or two ago. I'm so high up though, that I really have nothing to worry about and wasn't affected by it. When I'm in my driveway and look down to my nearest neighbors house, I'm higher than his roof.

Looks like this guy spent a good bit of time and money doing this. Hope he had a lot of supplies as well. I mean you just can't run to the store if you need something. Chances are though, that if he spent that much time doing that, that he was also prepared in other ways.

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