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Les 01-02-2009 01:52 PM

Pretty cool find
 
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I was driving down an old road to check out a bridge being built when I drove by this. The house associated with it is long gone. These things seem to pop up in the least expected places.

Les...

RTflorida 01-02-2009 03:59 PM

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Good eye and a sweet find. How big is it internally?

Les, your 2 for 2 on the cool finds.....this one is much less creepy than the "Blair Witch meets backyard crematory" you found the first time.

RT

Les 01-02-2009 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by RTflorida (Post 48229)
this one is much less creepy than the "Blair Witch meets backyard crematory" you found the first time.

RT

LOL - the bushes in front had thorns, kinda forbiding... ;)

I go past the road every day to work - I'll measure the width on Monday (weather permitting)

Les...

nissanneill 01-03-2009 01:32 AM

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Great find Les!
It seems a pity to see something as well made just abandoned like this.
Don't you just wish you could pick it up and take it home?
The dome is very well made, probably an experienced mason.
With the bushes and roots (well they look like roots) through the dome, looks like it hasn't been used for quite some many years. Even all the carbon has vanished from the inside.
How is it vented (Chimney/flued) Les?

Neill

asudavew 01-03-2009 07:15 AM

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Nice find Les!

Standard reds?

asudavew 01-03-2009 07:16 AM

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Can you imagine how much wood it would take to heat that puppy up!:eek:

Xabia Jim 01-04-2009 06:12 AM

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Nice Find Les....I love looking for chimneys and old ovens!

They still have community ovens in Spain....wonder if they just keep them hot?

Archena 01-04-2009 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by nissanneill (Post 48249)
Great find Les!
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With the bushes and roots (well they look like roots) through the dome, looks like it hasn't been used for quite some many years. ...
Neill

I think they are cobwebs. I don't see any plants that could account for roots there or anyway for a plant to take root on top.

But I agree it hasn't seen use in quite some time - notice the crumbling brick in back.

So, Les, have you found out who owns the property yet? :D

PizzaPolice 01-04-2009 09:14 AM

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Man, that's 17 kinds of cool! Good eyes, Les.

Les 01-05-2009 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by RTflorida (Post 48229)
How big is it internally?


It measures around 57 inches at the floor. After the 9th course, it really flattens out. I don't know what kind of brick they used - looks like standard reds to me. There is no insulation. They went with the dome and then added another layer of brick on that, then a 2 inch mortar cladding. Also - no vent , it all came out the front. There is a local historian on the news here, I may ping him about the properties history.

Les...


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