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Old 03-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #61
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My understanding is the search for the body was stopped.

Man! The whole thing sounds like fiction. Hard to imagine going through something like that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #62
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My thoughts on that sink hole,boy, real,real glad it was not me !
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My understanding is the search for the body was stopped.

Man! The whole thing sounds like fiction. Hard to imagine going through something like that.

So are they going to fill the hole up over the body? If that was my family member, I'd be livid.


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I'd be chaining my bed to the ceiling joist,and walking around inside the house with a roofing harness
This seems like a good business to go into. Even if you want to go beyond chaining beds to ceilings, you could suspend the entire house between a pair of I-beams that extend 40-60 feet in each direction.
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So are they going to fill the hole up over the body? If that was my family member, I'd be livid.


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why? so you can dig a hole and bury him again?..maybe send you down there and you get whats left of him
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The correct way to fill the hole would be as follows;

Very large boulders, (about one per Euclid) to plug the bottom of the hole. Filled to above the water line/table.

Many truck loads of concrete mixed with little water, to glue the boulders together.

More layers of smaller more manageable boulders and weak concrete.
Weak concrete to save on the amount of portland cement required.
Fill to near future foundation hieght, then go with compacted gravel.
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It has been all over the news for days, have they said how big the hole is? How far it extends out under ground?

Has anyone seen a picture or video of the hole?

I am no conspiracy theorist but something seems very off with the story.
Just another reason to why i hate florida
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It's tragic, no doubt but back to my original post, is it true they didnt get the body out of the hole? I find that unfathomable.

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Yes that's true...I spoke to some one who's mother in law lives two doors down. He said news was wrong the hole is nearly 100 feet deep ...hearsay, also hearsay victims family said the hole opened up and sucked him to hell for looking at kiddie ****

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Buddy said hole is hour glass shaped, and seemed plugged at the bottle neck. My guess would be the mattress....
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My daughter in law's family has been in the farming/oil business since the 50's in north dakota. I've been there a few times and watched them drill and "frac"...apparently, the formations where you are from are quite different than what is found in north dakota. they showed me some of what was drilled out where the oil is actually at. it to me, looked like a dried sponge. they said this "dolomite"....was rather porous, but would close back up easily once pumped if they didn't inject/frac those grains of sand into the cracks made by the explosive charges. i enclosed a picture of the rock i'm talking about, and a short wiki explanation.



The rock formation consists of three members: lower shale, middle dolomite, and upper shale. The shales were deposited in relatively deep anoxic marine conditions, and the dolomite was deposited as a coastal carbonate bank during a time of shallower, well-oxygenated water. The middle dolomite member is the principal oil reservoir, roughly two miles (3.2 km) below the surface. Both the upper and lower shale members are organic-rich marine shale.

The mineral dolomite crystallizes in the trigonal-rhombohedral system. It forms white, gray to pink, commonly curved (saddle shape) crystals, although it is usually massive. Unlike calcite, dolomite is a double carbonate, having a different structural arrangement, and it does not rapidly dissolve or effervesce (fizz) in dilute hydrochloric acid unless it is scratched or in powdered form. Crystal twinning is common. A solid solution series exists between dolomite and iron rich ankerite
Totally different formations. Hardly ever see dolomite, it is ther in places. I'm in Oklahoma. Totally different drilling depths and formations.

They make some wells here at 1000-1500 feet.
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Buddy said hole is hour glass shaped, and seemed plugged at the bottle neck. My guess would be the mattress....
Explosives would get rid of the mattress...
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I was thinking..

If they have the technology to build satellites that can read the address on your mailbox and if they have the ingenuity to put a wide array of surgical instruments into your body through a hole that's less than 1 inch in diameter, shouldn't they have the ability to detect sinkholes that will potentially cave in?
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shouldn't they have the ability to detect sinkholes that will potentially cave in?


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victims family said the hole opened up and sucked him to hell for looking at kiddie p0rn
Well that's it then He was sucked to hell.




As for filling the hole with boulder to the water table,,,In Florida you can hit water at anywhere from 3' to 8' at many places.
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Well that's it then He was sucked to hell.

As for filling the hole with boulder to the water table,,,In Florida you can hit water at anywhere from 3' to 8' at many places.
Down south where I used to live water table could be hit at around 8 inches....
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Water table is 2' down in my backyard.
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Down south where I used to live water table could be hit at around 8 inches....
Yes I know but I didn't want to freak people out and get bombarded with all the doubters Up there around Clearwater Fla. you can be hiking and the stuff just bubbles up out of the ground
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Yes I know but I didn't want to freak people out and get bombarded with all the doubters Up there around Clearwater Fla. you can be hiking and the stuff just bubbles up out of the ground
You weren't from Davie were you? alot of DWBs around there...
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You weren't from Davie were you? alot of DWBs around there...
I did live near the corner of SR7 (us441) & Griffen rd. but never really in Davie. DWB was given to me out here http://www.contractortalk.com/f22/st...4/#post1186777
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From the Tampa Tribune:

The Tampa region sits atop one of Florida's most active sinkhole zones.

The risk your house will be damaged by a sinkhole depends on where you live and, more importantly, what's under the ground there.

Along the Hillsborough River valley from the Green Swamp to the Tampa peninsula sinkholes are shallow, slow-motion affairs caused by sand filtering into the porous limestone beneath.

In eastern Hillsborough County, an ancient clay layer separates the sandy surface from the state's cavern-filled limestone foundations.
Where that clay is thick, 200 feet or more, sinkholes are exceedingly rare. That's the case from the Alafia River south to Sarasota County.
Where the clay is thin, however, the ground has the potential to give way suddenly, creating what geologists call a cover-collapse sinkhole.
That's what swallowed Seffner resident Jeff Bush and part of his family home Thursday night.

Cover-collapse sinkholes are impossible to predict, said Mark Stewart, a geologist at the University of South Florida.

It's impossible to say what might have caused Thursday's sinkhole, Stewart said.

"Fortunately, a big cover-collapse sinkhole is a rare event," he said.

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