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johnjk

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Finally starting with the pad preparation. Came home from vacation to this. Structure won’t start going up till mid October.
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mike0000

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Exciting times, I hope to build another pole barn in the next few years.
I enjoy seeing other people’s builds as they progress, what are the details on yours?

Thanks,
Mike
 
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johnjk

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Exciting times, I hope to build another pole barn in the next few years.
I enjoy seeing other people’s builds as they progress, what are the details on yours?

Thanks,
Mike
Thanks Mike. It’s as big as the budget allows. 27x30 with 12’8” to the bottom of the rafters. 10x10 overhead door with a man door next to it under an 8X10 covered porch. Porch and barn floor will be 4” concrete, 4000psi, fiber mesh and metal wire reinforcement. Underside of roof is coated to prevent condensation and provide some sound deadening. Running 100 amp service to barn
 

mike0000

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Sounds well thought out, I went with 8’ ceiling height and regular 7’x9’ garage doors on my garage/pole building, still regret both. I plan to go at least 12’ ceiling for a lift and definitely larger door openings on the next build. First building is 24’x40’ still debating L‘ X W ‘ on the next one.
Thanks,

Mike
 

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Sounds well thought out, I went with 8’ ceiling height and regular 7’x9’ garage doors on my garage/pole building, still regret both. I plan to go at least 12’ ceiling for a lift and definitely larger door openings on the next build. First building is 24’x40’ still debating L‘ X W ‘ on the next one.
Thanks,

Mike
I wanted 30x40 but with the crazy prices, had to downsize. The other dimensions were from my BIL’s barn. I liked the height for a lift and we marked out the size on his floor and moved some equipment around to verify space and get comfortable with the overall dimensions.

That’s my biggest issue with the barn build process. Not a lot of places to go and walk through to get comfortable with size as well as physical construction. I could have gone with a cheaper company but in the end I would have had to add in pad prep, concrete and electrical work so costs would have been the same. I watched this company build my BIL’s barn and been able to see it age. No issues with the structure or prep after 10 yrs.
 
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johnjk

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Just got word today that my start date is 5 Dec and to expect the components to be delivered next week.
 
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Vacation. That thing you do to keep the wife happy
 

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Sounds well thought out, I went with 8’ ceiling height and regular 7’x9’ garage doors on my garage/pole building, still regret both. I plan to go at least 12’ ceiling for a lift and definitely larger door openings on the next build. First building is 24’x40’ still debating L‘ X W ‘ on the next one.
Thanks,

Mike
BIGGER is BETTER !!!!
 
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Just got word today that my start date is 5 Dec and to expect the components to be delivered next week.
Sounds well thought out, I went with 8’ ceiling height and regular 7’x9’ garage doors on my garage/pole building, still regret both. I plan to go at least 12’ ceiling for a lift and definitely larger door openings on the next build. First building is 24’x40’ still debating L‘ X W ‘ on the next one.
Thanks,

Mike
My first building was built by Morton Bldgs. ......36' x 48'
Only 6 years later, I built a second building, 40' x 50' wood frame, ......by myself.
Never enough storage!
 
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johnjk

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Stuff starting to show up. Still need metal panels, doors, gutters, trusses. I imagine I’m looking at at least two more deliveries. 1060CD03-A830-4C7F-BFD8-ADCC5F01A74A.jpeg A5A4A72C-BEE5-4E55-94F1-9AB8F036406D.jpeg D93E5725-2D54-423A-862D-9A447ED4BF57.jpeg
 

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Vacation? whats that? Congrads on the pole barn
Skeets, I believe you are retired, and being retired also, I too wonder what a vacation is, BECAUSE EVERY DAY IS A VACATION NOW. :ROFLMAO:

I do what I want when I want...so I guess getting employed by someone short term might be a vacation of sorts!

I too look forward to photos of the progress on the pole barn.
 

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Skeets, I believe you are retired, and being retired also, I too wonder what a vacation is, BECAUSE EVERY DAY IS A VACATION NOW. :ROFLMAO:

I do what I want when I want...so I guess getting employed by someone short term might be a vacation of sorts!

I too look forward to photos of the progress on the pole barn.
Agreed!
I am in my 23rd year of being.... "on vacation"
 
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Year 7 for me (Retirement), I tell everyone I don’t get a vacation or any days off now.

Mike
I have slowed down a lot in these last several years, but life expectancy tables show that my time remaining should put me over 90.
My kids hope I don't run out of money ! 😪
 
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The old man use to tell me he should have stayed working, when he retired he said he dont have time to do anything,, Get up eat breakfast watch the news, get out of the chair eat lunch, watch the price is right, get up eat supper watch the news,, said he didnt have time to do anything :)
 
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The old man use to tell me he should have stayed working, when he retired he said he dont have time to do anything,, Get up eat breakfast watch the news, get out of the chair eat lunch, watch the price is right, get up eat supper watch the news,, said he didnt have time to do anything :)
I wonder if it is just a western PA thing to refer to the parents as the old man and the old lady?