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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:06 pm

3rd chapter of the Compound / Prison Planet saga...

Specs: 36X48 plus 12X36 lean-to addition, 4/12 pitch. 13'6" walls to accommodate 12' single roll-up door. All windows, skylights, and clear fiberglass panels omitted both for privacy and security reasons. Insulated wrap between framing and sheeting. 6" slab with 2'X3' footers under main bay for hoist support. Plumbing stubbed to add bathroom at later date. Basic 200A service with 220V drops.

I will be providing the lighting and will likely add sheetrock and additional insulation later. Eventually a bathroom with a shower too in order to accommodate the RV spot where the manufactured home used to be.

Construction began 1/29/2020...
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These guys move really fast and even work weekends. Buildings like this is their specialty and the contractor owns the truss company and the crane. Pretty well vertically integrated. If they didn't have to wait on building inspections, they could probably pound this out in three days.



Updates as they unfold. There may be some overlap with the Prison Planet thread but it'll be closed once this building gets put to work.
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Post by wayno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:55 pm

I could get at least 16 vehicles in the building and lean to(all sitting on the ground) and still have room to work on them, but shelving for storage would be limited, but since I don't have that many vehicles there would be plenty of storage room, one wall with 40 gallon tubs on shelves with one on the floor(heavy stuff), 2 tubs stacked on top of each other, and one tub on the high shelf for light stuff like instruments, taillight assemblies, door stuff, just like my shed except more room for tubs. :lol:

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Your probably going to have a vehicle lift, 2 post or 4 post?
Are you going to have a storage area on a second floor at the back of the building?
How are you going to heat it?
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:16 pm

I'm likely not being very efficient with the space but it should be plenty. Currently shopping for a 2 post in the 10-12k range. I have a couple tagged but nothing on order yet. The Boise Roadster show is about a month away and there are usually some deals to be had. That's where my dad got his.
For storage I'm planning on getting some Home Depot style racks like Blue had. I really don't have all that much spare parts at this point -- plus I still have a basement.
The ceiling height is only 13'6" so no 2nd floor. I would have liked to keep the ceiling lower but the door and hoist said no.
Planning to add additional insulation over time but haven't decided on heat yet. Either a take-out electric furnace or maybe a propane heater and a big tank. My dad's shop has pretty decent insulation but no heat and rarely gets below 50* inside, no matter the outside temp. I've found 50* is pretty much my lower limit for comfortable work.
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Post by wayno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:42 pm

I can go out in my garage in my cut-offs/short pants when it is above 55 degrees, but I have to keep moving or I start to chill.
You live in a cooler area now, it can get very cold there(temps we have never seen here), I like wood stoves, but there is lots of great firewood around here, not likely the same where you live now, your photos don't show a lot of trees around.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:00 pm

Actually, I could supplement quite a bit from my place alone. The willows, poplars, and cottonwoods grow like weeds at my place. Not very good firewood though. I've got a couple buddies in the construction game so i migh be able to get scrap lumber. I grew up with wood heat and really miss it. I played with the idea of a pellet stove too.
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Post by jtinluvr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:01 pm

Nice! I hope to be able to put in some time on my shop this summer.

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Post by wayno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:38 pm

A free standing wood stove with a floor fan behind it is an amazing thing, but after a certain point/size, it's hard to heat anything like a pole building as they have gaps everywhere.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:41 pm

They were out for a couple hours today doing dirt work. No pics because it looks about the same but there's some snow on the ground.
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Post by wayno » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:59 pm

So your going to have a cement slab poured around and in that building, correct?
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:07 pm

Inside only. Then the contractor comes back with a concrete saw and cuts expansion joints.
I'm on my own for anything outside and will probably call the guy who did my driveway to finish the area down there with roadmix along with doing some tweaks to the driveway at the top near the house. That'll all come later.
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:29 pm

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:28 pm

Cedar shingles, board and batten siding, and a wood stove in the corner with a stove pipe up the side. Well that’s my .02. Although that’s highly unreasonable it would look good.

So, metal roofing and sheet panel siding is more feasible.


BTW, what does Gray Man, INC mean?

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:36 pm

It'll make more sense when it's done.
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Post by wayno » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm

Likely an automotive thing.
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Post by Taterhead » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:54 am

Have a good Birthday J.

Hope you enjoy it

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:06 pm

They worked a short day today. Framing is as finished as can be. They brought in the road mix and prepped it for concrete.
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The end was left open so the cement truck could pull straight in but it'll be framed and covered. It's not another door.
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Post by wayno » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:09 pm

Are you going to have 2 roll up garage doors or just one?
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 pm

Just one.
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Post by BLUE » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:35 pm

Beautiful....well done
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Not much progress in the last week. We had a little rain and snow but it's all dried out now. Probably get concrete tomorrow or Friday.
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