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Old 11th Jul 2019, 02:15
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Buried containers on a farm

Does anyone care to guess what the purpose of this arrangement is? There are 10 40ft containers partially buried on a farm near us in Australia, it has been suggested as water storage but would take a lot of effort to seal them up and is also not near a water source. I told the missus it is a multiple rocket launch system pointed at Canberra! Otherwise it is very strange.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 02:57
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I guessed composting and found several on-line references. I'm assuming the lower ends are not actually buried but are accessible. - Was there a prize?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 03:08
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Grain storage.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 04:47
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Most containers buried near where I live are used for growing pot.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 05:12
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It's a fiendishly cunning Aussie plot......the pristine Spitfires contained therein will emerge shortly........
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 05:17
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Ahh, Krystal, you beat me to it. They aren't buried, they are being unearthed, for the Big Reveal next April 1
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 07:41
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 08:21
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If you get a chance to look inside you will find they contain a draft copy of the post brexit UK Aussie trade deal!
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 08:41
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For mounting solar panels on? water heating panels as there appears to be a row of tubes on top of image 2
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 09:01
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
For mounting solar panels on? water heating panels as there appears to be a row of tubes on top of image 2
That was my first thought, and it would be interesting to know the bearing of the inclined face.
But against that there doesn't seem to be any dwelling or facility in the vicinity to consume that much energy.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 09:46
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They're just dumped there...
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 09:57
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Originally Posted by Fliegenmong View Post
They're just dumped there...
From the air with a 45 degree downward trajectory 😳
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 10:08
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Buying 10 well used containers that cost too much to do anything with Aus$ 1000
Using digger to set them up on scrubland - 2 hrs

Trolling internet, who spend weeks trying to figure it out........... Priceless.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 10:17
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All those containers that fall of the ships have to end up somewhere- strong wind maybe?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 10:20
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 10:23
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Bushfire resistant dwelling?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 10:24
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Originally Posted by JustinHeywood View Post
Grain storage.
Gold star for you Justin! That would be my guess as well.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 15:12
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do they all face the same direction?

coordinates?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 15:37
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Grain storage on site close to field (hence saving on delivery time/cost to Silo on harvesting day). Emptying by gravity. (hence saving energy, electricity or gas for Dumper on dispatching to client or dryer/silo/shipping)... Moving a silo or a hangar around or building one at each convenient site (rotating crops) is too expensive, you can rotate containers on trailers much more easily. Clever idea IMHO.

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Old 11th Jul 2019, 16:10
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