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Man Builds Moat Around Home, Saves Property

Hits: 26675 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: eugenius
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kameo360fan
Female, 13-17, Canada
 385 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:11:08 PM
NICE!

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

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

KPres
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.

LazyMe484
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.

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

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

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

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

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:17:05 PM
Thats a good effort, 10 points

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 3:07:00 PM
President Obama dosen't care about wet people!!

SlothOfDoom
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.

Garu
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.

philipd412
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!

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

Kiaran123
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".

ohplease
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.

Mickets
Male, 30-39, S. America
 225 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.

edana42
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.

ForSquirel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1401 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.

SiN_iN_Me
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

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:33:39 AM
Well I'll be dammed.





Sorry. I couldn't resist.

duckflash
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.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1336 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:08:36 AM
reminds of me trying to protect the sand castle on the beach;other proportions...

VictoryRider
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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