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CiscoRanger

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We have a roof thanks to BIL and nephew. Still lack several hundred screws, but it's all up there and in place.
Also, I met with county code and got back on the ag building plan so I can get electricity without plumbing. Met with electric coop to formulate a plan and get a meter base before they discontinue providing them.
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Po, somehow I missed this thread all-together. Subscribed now. The building looks great!
 

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That was just the concrete cost, but I put a metal I-beam building on it with 20' centers
I'm still looking but I'm thinking a metal building is gonna come in cheaper and go up faster than wood. If you can recommend any companies for metal or a certain type of metal construction that would be appreciated. Cause no re-do's on the building!...lol
 

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I'm still looking but I'm thinking a metal building is gonna come in cheaper and go up faster than wood. If you can recommend any companies for metal or a certain type of metal construction that would be appreciated. Cause no re-do's on the building!...lol
I cant really recommend anything as the supplier and welder were all local. I went ibeam so I didnt have any trusses hanging down. 12x12' roll-up doors on a 14' wall height. I'm happy with it and wouldnt change anything.

You might start a new thread on this and I bet you'd get some good input.
 
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I cant really recommend anything as the supplier and welder were all local. I went ibeam so I didnt have any trusses hanging down. 12x12' roll-up doors on a 14' wall height. I'm happy with it and wouldnt change anything.

You might start a new thread on this and I bet you'd get some good input.
If it's not a problem post or DM me some pics showing in and out would be helpful. I like your sizes. Doesn't sound like you would have any problems getting near anything in there except perhaps a tall motorhome. I'll be broke after the building so no motorhome in my future!:D
 

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Yes. my 40x60 was about 20k. and thats been over a year ago.
Gosh - years ago a full foundation would be 10-15k with excavation, drainage and stone.

I was hearing from contractors a few months back that similar jobs would be 50-75k…. Scary
 
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Gosh - years ago a full foundation would be 10-15k with excavation, drainage and stone.

I was hearing from contractors a few months back that similar jobs would be 50-75k…. Scary
Well just like pickup trucks costing 85 to 100K...eventually they will price themselves out of the general market and will just have the small segment of peeps that can afford it. Usually that's not enough to support a business.
 
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I'm still looking but I'm thinking a metal building is gonna come in cheaper and go up faster than wood. If you can recommend any companies for metal or a certain type of metal construction that would be appreciated. Cause no re-do's on the building!...lol
Versa-Tube style might work for you. A friend of mine had one in Hobe Sound.
 
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Just an update, siding going up. Slowly, this is really not a one (old) man job. Since I'm using 8' siding on ~10' walls, I'm blocking between the studs for the joint. That doubles the time required.
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did you consider using 'polycarb', 'twinwall' or similar 'glazing' for the top 2' of the walls ? I did the top 4' of 14' walls for 60 of the 72' south wall. MAN it is BRIGHT in the shop. well, was, until I sold it...,sniff ,sniff.
 

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did you consider using 'polycarb', 'twinwall' or similar 'glazing' for the top 2' of the walls ? I did the top 4' of 14' walls for 60 of the 72' south wall. MAN it is BRIGHT in the shop. well, was, until I sold it...,sniff ,sniff.
I didn't give it much thought. My BIL and Dad's shed had some fiberglass panels in the roof, but they didn't last well in the sun and they replaced them. I had that experience in mind. I'm not planning on installing windows for security reasons, just using plenty of 4' led strips. I noticed yesterday, even with that bit of siding and the roof, it was starting to get darker in there. I'll have to come up with some temporary lighting.
 

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These lights work 100% better than LED strips. and they work in an A base fixture (normal old light bulb).



 

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did you consider using 'polycarb', 'twinwall' or similar 'glazing' for the top 2' of the walls ? I did the top 4' of 14' walls for 60 of the 72' south wall. MAN it is BRIGHT in the shop. well, was, until I sold it...,sniff ,sniff.
I'll bet that polycarb kept the interior REALLY nice cozy warm too....... on a -30C/30 kt. Ontario February day! 😭
 

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Curious as to your reasoning since I have never used that type of fixture.

please expound on your statement
I'm kind of a LED nut, I have 1000's of LED types in every color and form factor.
And this is not an exaggeration, there are boxes and box of them. 🤪
I have individual LED's as small as a pin head (they are soooo hard to work with) all the way up to a silver dollar, I have ropes, strips, neon's, bulbs and various fixtures.
And all of the drivers, repeaters, remote controls, power supplies and such to run them.

HI, I'm North Idaho Wolfman and I have an LED problem!

I did physically tests with 10+ different light fixtures on my garage and shops, and this style won.
I tested a lot of different brands and types.
The blade light put out the best spread of light at the highest Lumens for the lowest overall cost.
The real benefit to me is that they fit a standard base so when they go out, they just unscrew and screw in a new one.

I have put 1000's of hours on them and they are holding up perfectly.
I did have a few that showed up dead or burned out way to early but most sellers will replace them with no issues.
We did a unplanned test on one fixture when we were building out house, it was lit for 3+ years, on all the time, hit by surges, power outages, hot (103f) cold (-20f) and it's still working to this day.
so they hold up really well.

We did have the older LED's on the trailer and there were 2 outside lights that stayed on all the time, it was interesting that over several years they would get dimmer and dimmer, you'd really notice it when you changed them out.

One note: I bought the ones at Home Depot and a local farm and feed store and both failed in a extremely short period of time, they were very disappointing.

Second best was UFO lights but they are hard wired and pricey, they do put out more light but they are 3 to 4 times the cost.

Every light in our home is LED and they all had to be tested too before we installed them, we have various styles but most are flat panel ones.

Static test with all LED's lit up full bright, in house and 2 shops it works out to about $5 a month, and our place is not dim! Mrs. NIW complains they are too bright even with dimmers.

The garage has two sets of lights Lower Lumen flat panel lights, and High lumen blade lights.

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Thank you. I also like the LED lights but am using up the hoarded incandescent bulbs from my parents and wife’s mother.

I don’t think I will be able to get through them all before I pass away though.
 
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