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Good Ole Yankee
Posted 2008-03-07 7:40 AM (#118681)
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Has anyone heard of storing old cars in the Mines around the Pittsburgh area? If so what's the cost per year and where is it?
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wizard
Posted 2008-03-07 8:53 AM (#118695 - in reply to #118681)
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If your not more careful with that gun, you'll maybe shot your toes off the next time you drop it!

Welcome to the gang - the tone can be rough but hearty

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Good Ole Yankee
Posted 2008-03-07 9:08 AM (#118697 - in reply to #118681)
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Thanks Wizard. Hey that's nothing, you should see my other Pistol I stick down my Pants.
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Good Ole Yankee
Posted 2008-03-08 11:02 AM (#118901 - in reply to #118681)
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Come on, someone has got to know. I Googled it, searched local Yellow pages and even asked my Dad to no avail. Everyone's heard of it but no-one knows where it is.
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alumcanTandThd
Posted 2008-03-10 6:21 PM (#119355 - in reply to #118901)
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mmmmmm, Fearless Leader would know about this,,,,,,, He lives up ther near Etna.
Go through all the Tulsa Ply threads. All of 'em. Seems like storing a vehicle underground is very hazardous.
I remember seeing a picture of a (new?) Monte Carlo stored in a mine shaft, (pictures were posted in one of the Miss Belvy threads) and it had similiar corrosion to Miss Belvy.
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Posted 2008-03-10 9:13 PM (#119416 - in reply to #119355)
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It's called Gateway Commerce Center, in Wampum, PA, on Rt. 18 about 3 miles north of Turnpike exit 2 (or whatever the exit number is nowadays).  I believe the humidity and temperature controlled storage is around $120 per month.  I had a car in there in the un-controlled section, and it was covered in thick mold after about a month.  They no longer offer storage in that section, though.

It also turned my rear springs and brand new exhaust into dust.  I would hope the controlled storage would avoid all of those issues though.

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Fanbladeus
Posted 2008-03-10 9:31 PM (#119422 - in reply to #118681)
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HOLY MOLDY!
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Good Ole Yankee
Posted 2008-03-11 8:06 AM (#119491 - in reply to #118681)
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Thanks guys for your replies. I'd like to second that Holy Moldy with a "Holy Molly"! Hey I thought this was a good place to put car's in the winter from talking to a few guys years ago. As I recall it seemed like everyone was doing it. The controlled storage at around $120.00 a month is too steep for me though. I guess I'll have to think of somewhere else to store the car.

Edited by Good Ole Yankee 2008-03-11 8:08 AM
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wizard
Posted 2008-03-11 9:50 AM (#119497 - in reply to #119416)
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No wonder that the mold liked your car - you forgot the instant barbeque kits on the front floor
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Nathan D. Manning
Posted 2008-03-11 3:04 PM (#119538 - in reply to #118681)
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Yeah, Fearless... What's the story behind the charcoal?
(And what happened with THAT car? Insurance claim?)

-NM
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Good Ole Yankee
Posted 2008-03-11 4:21 PM (#119557 - in reply to #118681)
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Yeah, I was wondering about the charcoal too. What's the story with that?
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big m
Posted 2008-03-11 8:02 PM (#119603 - in reply to #118681)
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There's a mine shaft near Silver City Nevada that is being used to store cars, unfortunately, it is a vertical mine shaft and the cars were all pushed on top of one another some years back. ---John
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alumcanTandThd
Posted 2008-03-13 11:08 PM (#119998 - in reply to #119603)
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Nathan. That charcoal in a pie pan is ,,, suposed,,, to remove moisture.
I have heard of this since you were s**ttin' yeller in yer diapers.
I think even Hemmings/Old cars Weekly a decade or two ago, had a small article about placeing a pan full of charcoal briks in, or under a vehicle, in storage to remove moisture.
However,,,,,,,,, I never read of any 'scientific' proof that this actually does even work? Lots of, "Yes I use it, I have been using it and it works for me"
Which kind of charcoal? How much? Actally placed where? (I heard so many places) How often does the briks need changing.
Placed under a car. What kind of floor. Concrete? Is there a moisture barrier between the ground and concrete.
Too many varibles.
Charcoal is getting harder to come by now days. Either, BBQ's are using Mesquite, or gas, to cook with.
All I can say is, try it, see if you get a pan full of water,,,,,
That's all I know about the subject, sorry.
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alumcanTandThd
Posted 2008-03-13 11:11 PM (#119999 - in reply to #118681)
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Sure didn't work in that Monte Carlo. That one picture, look on the driver's floor. A pan full of charcoal,,,,,, Even the little balls of mildew, mildewed
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wizard
Posted 2008-03-21 5:55 AM (#121449 - in reply to #119999)
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I know that you can use true road salt Calcium Chloride - that they use on dirt roads to keep them from dusting too much.
You take one sock (-sure you have one of those around, I always find one poor sucker alone after the washer and or tumledryer procedures) Fill it with flakes of calcium chloride, tie a string around it and hang it over a small container in your garage or storage. This little devise will function real good as a dehydrator, collecting the moist out of the air and drips down in the container.

I always have at least one of those socks hanging in the garage over a container and I have to empty out at least a teacup of water once a week.
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Fins/413
Posted 2008-03-27 12:41 PM (#122500 - in reply to #121449)
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I would guess the charcoal would act like activted Carbon and adsorb odors. I don't believe its a very effective desicant.
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57desoto
Posted 2008-04-12 7:15 AM (#124939 - in reply to #122500)
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The Gateway Commerce Center is about 15 minutes from where I live, and I know of several people who store vehicles there. (Fromt he above pics, they must be in the controlled section.) I've never heard of a problem from ANYONE. There are offices, boats, motor homes, and about everything else in those mines. They even took a section of mirror which was used on the Hubble Space Telescope there years ago to polish it in the controlled environment. (It was a huge thing brought on a flatbed trailer and held up traffic along the way.) I'll be seeing a friend tomorrow who stores a Corvetter there each winter. Yes, it's expensive.
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suburban61
Posted 2008-09-28 8:34 AM (#146208 - in reply to #118681)
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gees, im confused you guys pay to have your car put down a mine shaft?! seems mental to me.... i dont understand why no one over there has a shed on their property... my god i adore my wagon but if it became overwhelmed with mold like that i would have to dispose of it, ewww.... adriana
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