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'Breaking Bad' Storage Unit: Answers to 13 Nagging Questions

74.04 HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? tries to answer 13 key questions about that money-filled "Breaking Bad" storage unit #2065. What's inside 2065? How much According to Skyler. money was in there? "There is more money here than we could spend in 10 lifetimes.' that's church On the street.. According to episode 13 it was revealed that Walt had yo 1 GRAM OF METH $80 MILLION IS ABOUT $100.. so you can tell by this cash haul that Walt's been a busy and had conservatively pegged the stack at $50 million. successful crook/entrepreneur. dubbed the mountain of money “the most expensive futon on which Huell and Kuby have ever reclined." aMC There's no clear consensus, and What denominations of cash were in the unit? the piles are quite different from episode 8 to episode 10 in Season 5. When Skyler first showed Walt, it was mostly stacks of When Huell and Kuby see Walt's money, denominations shown are $20 and $50 bills $100, $50, $20, $10 & $5 bills Though not as visible, we know there were stacks of $100s as well, since that is what Walt gave to Jesse in the same episode. Skyler stashed the ill-gotten meth gains Why was the money in the storage unit? underneath a bed sheet in the unit because she couldn't count or launder that much cash. "In a reveal that every 'Storage Wars' buyer dreams about, Skyler rolled up the door of her storage unit to show her husband how much bacon he was really bringing home." - aMC D Based on our math, 4 What are the dimensions of the pile of money? it's roughly 6.17 feet long, 3.25 feet wide and 2 feet high. At what point did Skyler rent the storage unit? 39 She likely waited to rent the storage unit until she was dealing with more than 74.04 $10 MILLION according to How did Skyler 6. She kept the storage unit protect the mound of cash? dry and sprayed it with insecticide to keep away little pests called silverfish. FYI: Silverfish eat cotton and linen-two fibers found in U.S. currency. Not much. Our best guess is these are the other things visible in unit 2065.. What else was in the storage unit? Raid Raid 9'x 12' heavy-duty red tarp $19.99 Sunpentown SD-65E Energy Star 65-Pint Dehumidifier $295 Health o meter® Professional Dial Scale Lemon Raid Ant & Roach Killer 17 Insecticide Spray $29.99 $10.98 for a pack of two A red tarp underneath the cash, a dehumidifier, a scale (Skyler abandoned an effort to weigh the money) and two spray cans of Raid. We did notice a can of Raid, red tarp and money pile appear to be possessed. The can turns so the logo is facing the camera in different shots. Perhaps Raid is the one who knocks. shot from inside the unit shot from outside the unit aMC 8. Walt buried most of it in the New Mexico Where did Walt take the money? desert in seven black plastic drums. Excellent for indoor or outdoor use. Corrosion-free, dent-resistant polyethylene. Store up to 450 Ibs. of solids. Quick-lock lid (included) won't pop open in transit. A barrel full of money would weigh about: ULINE model S-9945BL According to his GPS, Walt buried the barrels at $72 412 Ibs. N 34° 59' 0.20" W 106° 36' 0.52" When you buy 8+ Yes, but it's not that common. Do people really use storage units as banks? In July 2013, cops discovered more than $10 million in cash at a storage unit in North Reading, Massachusetts. Not surprisingly, the money was tied to a drug trafficker. 10 Skyler chose a storage unit that was close to her fictional house. The real-life location of the unit is.. Devon Self Storage - Albuquerque 4801 San Mateo Blvd. Where is the storage unit located? Albuquerque, NM 87109 The Whites' house (fictional): 308 Negra Arroyo Lane Albuquerque, NM 87104 87104 The Whites hause (filming location): 3828 Piermont Dr. NÉ Albuquerque, NM 87111 11 How big is the storage unit? We aren't certain, but our self-storage sleuths put the size at 10 feet by 15 feet. That's the size of a small one-car garage. aMC D We know Skyler likes to score deals, so we can't say definitively on this 12 How much did the storage unit cost? unit, but in August 2013, a unit that size in Albuquerque would have cost roughly $95 to $150 a month. We hope they were able to afford it. 13 How much storage space is in the Albuquerque area? In 2012, the region had nearly 9.7 million square feet of rentable storage space at 208 facilities. That works out to 10.76 square feet per person, well above the national average of 7.55. What are YOU hiding? SpareFoot LiLuluhulud Sources I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I "Breaking Bad" imagery copyright AMC / Map imagery copyright Google Maps DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING Sources for self-storage data and 2013 Self-Storage Almanac

'Breaking Bad' Storage Unit: Answers to 13 Nagging Questions

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SpareFoot decided to take a stab at answering 13 questions surrounding Walt and Skyler’s storage unit. We’ve laid out the nebulous questions and the hard answers in this groundbreaking infographic.



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