The air quality in the grain silo

The idea to convert the ancient grain silo was Kenny’s, but I am the one who made it happen.

Kenny is well known for having amazing ideas, but no motivation.

He is very smart, but equally lazy. He mentioned that if the grain silo was property cleaned out & restored it would make a enjoyable place to live. It was big enough for a study room, a bathroom, & family room/kitchen area. Since I knew Kenny would never do it himself, I decided to steal his idea so that I could live there. Before I could start task I had to remedy the air quality. The air quality inside a grain silo is toxic, & highly flammable because of the residual grain dust in the air. Opening everything up for natural ventilation is the first step, but far from the last. Natural ventilation will only take you so far in a situation love this, I had to get an industrial vacuum & actually disinfect every nook & cranny of the silo. After that I set up several big media air cleaners near the doors, but still left the entire silo sitting open. For about several weeks I just let the media air cleaners run, trying to clear out the air as much as possible. When I thought it was safe I finally closed the silo, but left the media air cleaners running at full power. By that point, the air quality in the ancient grain silo was improving & I could transport on to the next step of my renovation. It’s going enjoyable so far!

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