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Title: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 03, 2014, 07:34:44 AM


end of day 1 barn teaser
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/b3.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/b3.jpg.html)
Title: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on September 04, 2014, 06:25:49 AM
Details?
Title: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2014, 07:19:44 AM
my pole barn, 40'x60'x12', finally going up.  ;)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2014, 07:28:07 AM
end of day 2

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/siding.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/siding.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2014, 07:29:39 AM
4 guy crew of Mennonites. doing a great job! nice people too.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jeepgod on September 04, 2014, 08:35:55 AM
Nice!
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Post by: jps4jeep on September 04, 2014, 09:44:44 AM
 :cheers:
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Post by: Krome on September 04, 2014, 12:40:32 PM
jealous!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on September 04, 2014, 01:54:12 PM
Does the side door face the house?
Sweet!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jps4jeep on September 04, 2014, 02:20:57 PM
I had to look up what "Mennonites" was.  For some reason I had in my head a cross breeding between a morrmon and an amish.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on September 04, 2014, 02:32:09 PM
...is drooling
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on September 04, 2014, 04:11:15 PM
very nice bob, no foundation?
whats your plan for flooring?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on September 04, 2014, 04:15:40 PM
Great progress Bob!!  You've needed a barn for a long while!!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2014, 07:23:00 PM
Does the side door face the house?
Sweet!
yes
very nice bob, no foundation?
whats your plan for flooring?
concrete floor, no foundation, its a pole barn, the posts go 42" in the ground.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2014, 07:25:26 PM
end of day 3
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/done.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/done.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on September 04, 2014, 07:36:27 PM
You sir.... Have done this RIGHT.

Simply amazed by the size and the timeline
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on September 04, 2014, 07:45:56 PM
Congrats Bob!! 
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bluerocket on September 04, 2014, 08:02:13 PM
Very cool.  I'm amazed how fast that went up.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on September 04, 2014, 09:35:24 PM
nice, I'm not positive but i'm pretty sure up here in MA you wouldn't get away with that without pouring a foundation. I may be wrong though.
3" slab i assume. Make sure if you plan on putting in a car lift you plan ahead and reinforce where it would mount and pour deeper pads.
My friend ran some lighting in the floor under the lift area and Had the footprints for his lift before he poured the floor so we welded the studs into place with re-bar because he owns a couple of heavy trucks and didn't want any issues.
bottom line, thats going to be a sweet area and that is a pretty decent size.
oh hey can i store some stuff in there?

Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on September 04, 2014, 11:13:59 PM
Way to go Bob!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 05, 2014, 07:19:43 AM
thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jeepgod on September 05, 2014, 08:34:21 AM
In mass pole barns are allowed, the posts act like a foundation more or less. I built several pole barns in mass, no issues as long as the posts are below frost line

Think of a deck, same concept


It is amazing how fast a pole barn a can go up. Looks great bob


I am sure you thought of this but at min I would pour the slab 4" thick with fiber re-enforced concrete, also I would add a [censored] ton of rebar to the slab, the more the better. It's cheap insurance. I would also use a thick poly for a vapor barrier, the cost difference between the thin stuff and the better stuff is not much and worth the investment. Oh and another thing make sure when it is poured that the finishers don't "wet up" those concrete to make it flow easier for themselves. It will weaken the concrete and be more likely to crack and chip easily. It's common for concrete guys to add water while puring to make it easier to pour but it hurts your finished product. That's a big pet peeve of mine, lazy concrete guys . . . . . . .

And as tony said think about adding thick pads in case you want to add a lift I the future. I had to cut out a section of slab to dig footings for a lift and it sucked. It so easy to do now you might as well do it.

I am sure you know all this bob but I just wanted to make sure you did so you end up with a great finished barn / shop / garage.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jps4jeep on September 05, 2014, 08:45:26 AM
Any concerns with wood and rot with the posts being underground?  I assume it is pressure treated lumber, but even pressure treated will eventually rot right?

Pardon Ignorance, but with the two decks I've help build, both had concrete footings to put the wood on top of.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on September 05, 2014, 09:00:29 AM
Any concerns with wood and rot with the posts being underground?  I assume it is pressure treated lumber, but even pressure treated will eventually rot right?

Pardon Ignorance, but with the two decks I've help build, both had concrete footings to put the wood on top of.
i am also wondering this
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jeepgod on September 05, 2014, 09:14:46 AM
My dad has a pole barn built at least 30 years ago. No issues with rotting posts. I helped a good friend of mine build a pole barn when I was 20ish years old (so 22 years ago). My buddy has no issues to date with any rot either and he runs a commercial trucking business out of it. Most pole barns built today (but not all) will have concrete poured around the posts so the concrete is actually in direct contact with the earth. My dad's and the one I helped build does not have concrete poured around the posts.


My deck reference was in terms of load transfer by the way. A deck is designed around a 40 to 60psf (pounds per sq foot) live load. A roof has those same load perimeters. So if you think about it it basically the same thing. Pole barns are not used for houses (loving space for humans) so they don't have the same foundation requirements as a home.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 05, 2014, 09:55:26 AM
thanks Todd, I  planned to do at least a 4" slab. good info though. the PT is rated for about 50 years, that would make me 100, so...
also, I am definitely having a lift, tired of laying under cars.  ;)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jps4jeep on September 05, 2014, 11:49:01 AM
Good to know. I guess it makes sense, our dock ispressure treated wood (although painted every year) and is submerged in water April-Oct every year. The last rebuild I remember was in the 80's at some point.  I guess load would be different though.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2015, 09:18:03 AM
spose I should update this; with the help of Brooksy, got the 250' of underground wire in and passed the inspection to get service to the barn. also started the 1' of 2" closed cell faomboard around the perimeter. next is the radiant then we can finally pour the 5" 5000psi concrete.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/pole.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/pole.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/meter%20amp%20ground%20rods.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/meter%20amp%20ground%20rods.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/panel%20done.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/panel%20done.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/rigid%20foam%20skirt.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/rigid%20foam%20skirt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on September 04, 2015, 09:26:15 AM
Nice,
5" I see a lift in your future.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2015, 11:38:27 AM
as soon as I figure out where the lift will go, I can dig a footing as well as not run the heat tubing there.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: SPYDER on September 04, 2015, 01:10:26 PM
I was thinking about it since I saw the barn the other day and you could put the lift in a couple of places.  1) straight in about 1/2 way on the center door.  2) make the far door not really used and put it on an angle so you pull in and then swing right.  Leaves more open space and easier to move around it.  But either way, I'm still jealous
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2015, 01:56:14 PM
I'm thinking dead center at this point.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on September 04, 2015, 02:54:13 PM
At 5" there wouldn't be a need for a footing if your going 10,000 lbs or under.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 04, 2015, 03:36:28 PM
hmmm that would be nice. belts and suspenders?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 05, 2015, 06:53:15 AM
narrowed the insulation down to this brand I think. saves a couple steps.
http://www.crete-heat.com/home.html
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jeepgod on September 07, 2015, 08:06:20 AM
I would put the lift in on an angle either left or right as you enter the building. Leave the center open as much as possible. Plus it puts your tool box on a wall, less walking around the shop getting tools when working on a car.

Look at car dealership service bays, they usually set them up this way.

Just my .02
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 16, 2015, 08:35:03 AM
Crete-heat floor insulation is here
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/crete-heat.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/crete-heat.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 17, 2015, 03:28:44 PM
started on a slightly tedious job, but it is getting there.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/crete-heat%202.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/crete-heat%202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: rich on September 18, 2015, 06:48:38 PM
Looks like Legos
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on September 18, 2015, 07:03:28 PM
it pretty much is. hardest part is leveling the bony gravel.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on September 19, 2015, 06:15:28 AM
this is my favorite build right now
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 11, 2015, 08:35:32 AM
got half the radiant tubing down yesterday. waited a long time for the layout plan. all 8 runs are just under 300 feet.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/zone%20one.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/zone%20one.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/zone%20three.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/zone%20three.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/lynns%20radiant%20pic.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/lynns%20radiant%20pic.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/half%20radiant.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/half%20radiant.jpg.html)
i'll finish the other half today, then we will be ready to pour 5" of 5000psi concrete.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 11, 2015, 05:25:25 PM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/mannys%20done.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/mannys%20done.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/radiant%20done.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/radiant%20done.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on October 11, 2015, 07:16:00 PM
Dear Bob-

I hate you.

-Tim :)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on October 11, 2015, 07:16:58 PM
On a serious note, is that copper tubing or plastic tubing?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on October 11, 2015, 07:51:15 PM
this looks awesome bob
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on October 11, 2015, 09:11:04 PM
Good progress.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on October 11, 2015, 09:36:31 PM
Nice work Bob !

Tim , I'd say it plastic tube.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: JayZR2 on October 11, 2015, 09:49:32 PM
Needs bigger/more speakers
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 12, 2015, 06:24:37 AM
Needs bigger/more speakers
Hahaha
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 12, 2015, 06:25:43 AM
Dear Bob-

I hate you.

-Tim :)

;)
On a serious note, is that copper tubing or plastic tubing?
it is pex type plastic. 1/2". 8 runs all just under 300' each.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: SPYDER on October 12, 2015, 07:23:21 AM
Looks awesome.  ...... So when are you installing the loft area so I can move in. 😛
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 28, 2015, 05:12:22 PM
finnaly poured 5+ inches of 5000psi concrete. saw cuts and all. picture does not do it justice. I'm psyched.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/2189.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/2189.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on October 28, 2015, 05:36:43 PM
Nice!!  :cheers:
Going with an 40'x60' open floor, or are you adding an office or parts room?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 28, 2015, 05:55:38 PM
no, or not at this time. I'll work in it for a while and see what I need.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on October 28, 2015, 06:06:39 PM
awesome bob!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: SPYDER on October 28, 2015, 08:29:34 PM
So jealous looks awesome.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Casey L on October 29, 2015, 11:15:53 PM
Looks great bob
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on October 30, 2015, 02:17:37 PM
Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on October 30, 2015, 08:44:38 PM
Hey Bob, the floor looks great ! Good choice on the radiant tube. I'm curious to see how efficient it will be. Let me know if you need the spray foam insulation guy I know .
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 31, 2015, 06:43:39 AM
I have his number, but I'm out of money for now. thanks
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on November 29, 2015, 03:54:45 PM
found this nice cart thingy in someones trash. should come in handy.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/free%20cart.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/free%20cart.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Steeleman on December 01, 2015, 04:53:39 PM
Talk about a dream setup. Nice job
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 01, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
thanks. its slow going, but I've been waiting my whole life.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: JayZR2 on December 02, 2015, 03:08:20 PM
Whats the roadster in the background?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on December 02, 2015, 04:51:21 PM
Nice find
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on December 02, 2015, 06:58:45 PM
It's a pickup truck
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 02, 2015, 07:01:35 PM
Whats the roadster in the background?
it is a 1936 ford pick up that belonged to my high school shop teacher, Joe Iannuccilli. It has a 66 chevelle drive train, 283, muncie 4 speed and a 12 bolt rear end.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/rallys.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/rallys.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: JayZR2 on December 02, 2015, 07:09:44 PM
That's cool and you know how much I dislike Fords lol
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 10, 2015, 05:43:40 PM
so this happened today...
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/lift%20in.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/lift%20in.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on December 10, 2015, 06:13:50 PM
I'm envious.  ;D
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on December 10, 2015, 06:54:24 PM
Woo-Hoo!
Good pick on the forward, what capacity?
Did you get the truck pads? Well worth the money and will lift any framed vehicle safely.
Hint, I made some round 3/4" plywood pads and added rubber on top to use on my round lift pads. The new cars have thin sharp mounting location that will slice and dice your new lift pads.   
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bluerocket on December 10, 2015, 07:18:01 PM
My jeep would look good on that. 
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 10, 2015, 07:20:57 PM
it does have the extention pads yes.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Blacky on December 10, 2015, 08:03:30 PM
That's pretty awesome! Since its in the picture, how's the t-37 coming along?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 10, 2015, 08:15:15 PM
slooowly
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bosox on December 10, 2015, 08:44:24 PM
I'm not sure "garage" is the right word...Nice lift too!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jps4jeep on December 11, 2015, 09:18:49 AM
So now you have a lift.... hate you.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 11, 2015, 11:13:39 AM
sorry John. thats about it for this year, next year insulation and a boiler.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: SPYDER on December 11, 2015, 01:43:24 PM
very nice.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 15, 2015, 09:40:45 AM
first lift job today, exhaust. yay
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on January 02, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
Picked up 6 battery maintainers, should make life easier. ;)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/chargers.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/chargers.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on January 02, 2016, 02:55:23 PM
panoramic just for fun
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/barn%20pano.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/barn%20pano.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on January 02, 2016, 02:58:36 PM
that shop looks fantastic.  bob you have a nice little collection going.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on January 02, 2016, 03:14:06 PM
gotta make 'em all drive able.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bluerocket on January 02, 2016, 03:22:42 PM
Good stuff I like my battery tender brand charger.  My dad has been using the model you have for winter storage for a decade.   
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on January 02, 2016, 03:29:13 PM
got 6 of them for $100 free shipping.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Posimoto on January 02, 2016, 04:33:29 PM
Nice, the way it should be.
What are your plans for lighting?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on January 02, 2016, 05:06:06 PM
L.E.D., but haven't nailed 'em down just yet.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on February 01, 2016, 05:36:16 PM
thanks to Jerry for some temporary lighting!
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/temp%20lights.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/temp%20lights.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on February 01, 2016, 09:54:04 PM
Bob, your shop looks great !
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bluerocket on February 01, 2016, 10:39:51 PM
Looking good! I notice a common theme that all the cars need to be worked on :)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on February 02, 2016, 08:24:12 AM
Hahaha
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on February 03, 2016, 06:45:23 AM
looking good
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on February 21, 2016, 08:55:13 AM
Hey bob rather than text you and ask i figured id bump this awesome build thread.  As i stare at pics of this glorious temple i was wondering if you finished up the heating system and if so, how did it do with these crazy temps the past weeks. 

If you havent finished it, curious if its just a boiler and a circulator or something different. 

Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on February 21, 2016, 10:14:13 AM
No system yet, it will be a propane fired on demand type boiler. supposed to very efficient. 
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on July 19, 2016, 04:30:25 PM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/ext%20heat%201.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/ext%20heat%201.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/ext%20heat%202.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/ext%20heat%202.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/heat%202.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/heat%202.jpg.html)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/heat%201.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/heat%201.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on July 19, 2016, 05:37:41 PM
ITS ALIVE!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on July 19, 2016, 06:16:14 PM
Now for some AC  ;D
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on July 19, 2016, 06:57:20 PM
Hahaha right? got to do it now to be ready for the cold. still got some wiring to do before we can insulate too.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 13, 2016, 03:28:53 PM
finishing the lights, note the LED photcell/motion sensor spots, they are awesome!
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/spot%20light.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/spot%20light.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on October 13, 2016, 04:33:57 PM
Love love love those old style lights out front. Please post a pic of them lit up at dusk.  Boner....I've got a boner over here
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 13, 2016, 05:14:05 PM
the gooseneck lights have LED Edison bulbs, wicked nice glow!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bosox on October 13, 2016, 05:16:41 PM
The "Like" button has been hit!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 14, 2016, 06:50:08 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/lit%20up.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/lit%20up.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 14, 2016, 06:51:34 AM
got a good deal on spray foam insulation from Jerry's guy, they are coming this week. thanks Jerry!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Bluerocket on October 14, 2016, 07:49:55 AM
Bob that thing looks awesome.    I'm going to need to store my jeeps at it :)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: 05rckymtn on October 14, 2016, 08:41:09 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/axle05/lit%20up.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/axle05/media/lit%20up.jpg.html)

OMG
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: SPYDER on October 14, 2016, 08:48:07 AM
You finish the loft yet so I can move in
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Twisty on October 14, 2016, 09:25:02 AM
I love your display of the flag. :)

Does the cupola light up, or vent the garage?
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jerry k on October 14, 2016, 10:46:58 AM
got a good deal on spray foam insulation from Jerry's guy, they are coming this week. thanks Jerry!

Anytime Bob !
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on October 14, 2016, 03:50:30 PM
I love your display of the flag. :)

Does the cupola light up, or vent the garage?
the cupola is not lit...yet. normally it would be a vent, but not with spray foam. all sealed up.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on October 15, 2016, 01:37:45 PM
Sweet. I have some lights like that i pulled out of the trash years ago. Never got around to mounting them. Nice job!
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 01, 2016, 11:12:38 AM
oh yeah, the heat is on. but its been nice out so, don't really get to feel it yet.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Ian on December 02, 2016, 07:53:46 AM
 :fire:
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: jps4jeep on December 03, 2016, 09:34:07 AM
your garage is awesome.. time to stock it up with some tools :)
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 03, 2016, 06:19:43 PM
lol
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on December 03, 2016, 06:33:05 PM
For a shop your size this would be ideal
http://www.motorheadextraordinaire.com/junkyard-specials/6398-lista-jy19385.html

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Post by: Steve-O on December 04, 2016, 09:43:09 AM
Are you worried about the posts rotting at all?
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Post by: Axle on December 04, 2016, 02:58:30 PM
no sir. they are PT witch should be good for something like 40 years, they are in compacted gravel that will drain well. not in concrete, witch is like sitting a post in a bucket of water. this is a tried and true pole barn method thats been around hundreds of years. if anything does rot, it can be replaced, but I will be pretty old by then I think. the radiant may also help keep the wood dry, maybe.
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Post by: HEYzipupyourfly on December 04, 2016, 11:18:07 PM
That always was a question in my mind about these style buildings. But as long as you have enough drainage it makes sense. Same reason you dont cement wooden fence posts.

I wonder if you were to coat them in tar or something if it would prolong the life any?
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Post by: Axle on December 05, 2016, 08:19:44 AM
maybe. if it is a concern you can either pour piers or use pre cast concrete.
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Post by: Ian on December 06, 2016, 06:55:28 PM
the barn that housed iFab was held up by tarred telephone poles.  it was built in the late 60's and is currently standing for a couple more months.
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Post by: jeepgod on December 08, 2016, 08:36:08 AM
The concern about the posts rotting out strikes me funny. They have been building pole barns in this manner for well over 75 years and the technics and materials have changed very little over that time. With modern pressure treated lumber I would expect far more life than the warranty offered by the pole barn manufacturer.

As a point of reference my fathers very good friend is a farmer and had a pole barn built when I was very young, the building is 100% fine to this day. I was in fact in the building recently and other than the utter disregard to any sort of organization in that space (typical farmer stuff is everywhere in there) I would see no reason to even think about changing anything structurally. The building still looked perfect and was rain and weather tight, it pouring when I was there and the wind was howling and it was very nice in there. I was fixing a piece of equipment that's why I was in there as an FYI.


Love your space axle.
Title: Re: Garage
Post by: Axle on December 08, 2016, 10:05:05 AM
thanks Todd!
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Post by: Axle on December 29, 2016, 03:05:22 PM
my bro in law came and installed the door openers today, very nice to be able to push a button. affordable overhead door in Warwick if anyone ever needs something.
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Post by: Krome on January 05, 2017, 09:45:39 AM
cool shop bob
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Post by: Axle on January 05, 2017, 02:59:38 PM
thanks Mike!