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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: dodgeman60] #223977
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THAT'S ALOT OF CANS! ANY IDEA ON WHEN THE GARAGE WAS CONSTRUCTED? I WONDER WHAT "R" RATING THOSE CANS WOULD BE. LOL!


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: dodgeman60] #223981
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What a great find. Jack Sim I remember that year. According to my inventory records it was 1998 and he was selling quart cans (Mobil, Mobil Special - the aluminum cans and the steel slightly newer ones and penzoil at least those are the ones I choose) uncleaned at a $1.00 a piece and when I called about the better quarts he said he wanted to hang on to them to "see what they were worth" I know he mentioned signal. The man was either from WA or CA. can't remember right now and my CTO from those years are at my garage. I bought one case and they were so nice I ordered a second one - 48 cans and still have them. smile John

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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Fueluser] #223992
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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Fueluser] #223998
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Originally Posted By: Fueluser
What a great find. Jack Sim I remember that year. According to my inventory records it was 1998 and he was selling quart cans (Mobil, Mobil Special - the aluminum cans and the steel slightly newer ones and penzoil at least those are the ones I choose) uncleaned at a $1.00 a piece and when I called about the better quarts he said he wanted to hang on to them to "see what they were worth" I know he mentioned signal. The man was either from WA or CA. can't remember right now and my CTO from those years are at my garage. I bought one case and they were so nice I ordered a second one - 48 cans and still have them. smile John

The guy was from WA. I bought several hundred cans from him and did pretty good selling and trading them. There were several versions of Mobiloil, Mobiloil Special, Lubrite, 3 or 4 versions of anti-freeze and a few Pennzoil. 1998 sounds about right. The cans had been used but the tops were cut out of allot of them. Seems as though the guy that had previously owned the green house/nursery had collected empty cans from area service stations and stored them under a building...which just happened to be a convenient place to drain the cans.

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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: dodgeman60] #224010
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What a great find-Would like to see what kind of cans are in there!


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: 57tbirdkid] #224013
Fri Jan 07 2011 09:29 AM
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That is way cool, would make an awesome backdrop for a display of globes, pumps and non-mortared cans.


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: CircaDesigns] #224015
Fri Jan 07 2011 09:37 AM
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IF I HAD TO DO IT, I WOULD CAREFULLY KNOCK OUT A SECTION AT A TIME AND REPLACE THE CANS WITH STUD WALLS. I'D BE INTERESTED IN SEEING HOW WELL THE MORTAR/CEMENT/MUD(?) COMES OFF. THERES GOT TO BE A FEW HUNDRED QUARTS THERE.


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #224042
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More like a Few Thousand, just in the few pictures shown.

Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Dick Bennett] #224043
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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Dick Bennett] #224086
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Great find!

If I owned it, I would spruce up the building and leave it as-is. The graphics on the cans are either already destroyed where in contact with the mortar, or will likely not survive removal.

The building is historically significant.

It reminds me of the "bottle houses" scattered across the country -- for more info, read here:
http://www.agilitynut.com/h/bh.html

I would love to have a building like that, and would be quite proud of it.

Wes

Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: thermactor] #224093
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I am totally in agreement with Wes.

I'd love to have a building like that, even if it meant extraordinary measures to keep it intact.


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Oldgas] #224094
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You'd be surprised at the conditions of the cans even being stuck together w/ concrete. Only the ends that are exposed to moisture will/do have rust. Just look at the pictures posted by itsagas. Most cans will look like those.

These were Not my find of cans;

& one of the finders with one of the Walls of Cans in N.M.;

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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #224112
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Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
THAT'S ALOT OF CANS! ANY IDEA ON WHEN THE GARAGE WAS CONSTRUCTED? I WONDER WHAT "R" RATING THOSE CANS WOULD BE. LOL!


Our best guess (as there isn't any documented history) would be in the early to mid 50's.
BTW - what is an R rating?

Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: VW (o\!/o) NUT] #224114
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"R" RATINGS/VALUES PERTAIN TO INSULATION IN WALLS & WINDOWS. LOL! LIKE R-13, R-19 FOR THERMAL RESISTANCE.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-value_(insulation)


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Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #224118
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Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
"R" RATINGS/VALUES PERTAIN TO INSULATION IN WALLS & WINDOWS. LOL! LIKE R-13, R-19 FOR THERMAL RESISTANCE.


Oh, of course. Duh....... ha ha

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