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Old 06-23-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Howdy Kitty...

What might work for you is to buy a steel, ocean storage container, reinforce the roof. They are sold all over nowadays for about $1600, 8' wide,20' long. Bury it with fill dirt (close to a water source preferably) out in an open meadow.



Best of Luck in what you decide.

http://medford.craigslist.org/for/1799516862.html (broken link) storage container
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Remember that if you keep fuel cut down to a 25 foot clearance the fire will likely miss your house.
25 feet doesn't do much. The wind created by a fire will whip embers across a river and catch more fires. I have seen that happen and its not a good thing!
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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Remember that if you keep fuel cut down to a 25 foot clearance the fire will likely miss your house.
The State law says 100' or to the property line. It was raised last year from 30'.

Having had to defend a few homes in my day, I say the more the merrier. I've seen a fire cross the 10 lane Golden State Freeway (Am I dating myself calling it that?) like it wasn't even there.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Minimum of 100'. The radiant heat coming off the burning fuel at 25' will kill a house, not to mention what the brands would be doing.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: In an alternate universe according to some, AKA Aspergers
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100 foot clearace is more like it.
Yep, 25 feet is wayyy to close for comfort (at least for me).
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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A concrete structure buried underground would probably work for you . Be aware of groundwater issues , and keep the area around it free of flammables . If this was already posted , sorry . I didn't feel like reading four pages of arguing over clearances and firesafes , etc.
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