Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Miller, Sep 23, 2009.
Ha, I could tell that is who it was in the picture
yup, infloor heat. i have about 3000 feet left over from a job, so i might at well, right! that ground up there is real hard. it's never been dug up or disturbed until i dug out the topsoil, then there was the 12" of TB i added. it was so hard we were having problem driving in rebar more than 6" for the pipe screed.
I got some of that kind of ground. Take the top 3" of overburden off and it's hard as a rock. Hard, hard clay.....I had to use a demolition hammer to dig the anchor footings for my lean-to on the barn. That ground has been undisturbed for hundreds of thousands of years until I took a crack at it. Good score on the pex :wink:
Looking good miller! That concrete looks like it was done by a professional, was it (are you)?
I've never seen a frame for a building done like that can you explain it?
It's called a pole barn. Very standard construction for large outbuildings. Some are 10,000 sq. ft. Metal commercial buildings are similar in construction.
I've never poured a large slab before, just small a/c pads. My dad helped and hes poured about 100 yards at his house. Joe, the guy out on the slab finishing it does it for a living, and he's pretty good at it.
Like wiskas said, it is a pole building, very structurally secure, they say that it is stronger than a typical 2x4 wall, i can see how it could be, this building isn't going anywhere.
Yep, in a quake they sway instead of rattle apart. In a flood, they stay put, in a nuclear attack......................you're fucked.
Well yesterday I started demo'ing the shed's. Got one down, and started cleaning out the other today.
Pole barn is near completion. I just have to hang the rails better for the garage door, and I'm ready for inspection. I just threw up some strut and rod temporarily for the time being. The door also needs a garage door opener to function properly with the low profile kit i installed.
After it passes inspections, the 12' lean to is going on this side. I'm hoping to get the holes dug and poles set before the ground freezes.
Inside is messy, cleaned up a little.
The other side
Still have a lot of cleanup to do, I have some extra tin that I have to find a home for.
It turned out pretty sweet. You could build a cover over that mandoor with your left-overs.
I'm planning a 10'X24' addition to my shop. There's never ever enough shop space and i have some money hesading my way. i decided to pay off my truck and enlarge the shop by 240 sq.ft.
Thanks whiskas, This thing is filling up fast. I'm planning the 12' lean to on the left side then in a few years i'd like to go back another 20' or so. i'm already running out of space!
I've come to the conclusion that shop space is always going to be cramped no matter how big the shop is.
You gonna do any hot-work in there?
man thats nice. the concrete work looks fantastic
Thanks, I was very happy with how it turned out!
im assuming welding and metal working
Sauna manufacturing I believe.
Yes, eventually. I snagged a night fab table, with a 1" plate surface for 160$. It's not going to happen this year though. I still have to run about 750$ worth of wire and i'm running out of time to do that.
A good metalshop would be tits! i thought about hotwork but the forrest kinda trumps production of sparks. There's also the matter of mucho smokeless powder to think about.
Passed inspection today! Time to start the lean to.
Does anyone know a good how-to guild on how to dig a tunnel?
You just remove the material you don't want :wink:
Cool! You going to make it a drive-through?
yup, although I probably won't be driving through it too much, at least until I get a driveway going up there. mainly it will be for firewood, ATVs/snowmobiles, lawn mower and the skid-loader i'm going to buy from my neighbor in a few years when he gets a new one. I'm drawing up plans for the next project right now, addition to the house. Probably going to be spring 2012
I may have to wait until spring/early summer also. It's started raining and I don't know if I'll be able to get a concrete truck out there until then.
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