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    Can these Jokers really build a shed that big?

    Ok, I've talked about it a bit in the GM thread. Time to start a thread for my shop. I'll start off with saying I about half know what I'm doing. Remember that, it will be important later. I've remodeled a couple of basements and helped a neighbor build an evavated deck around his pool. It's not like I don't have any experience.

    I'm planning a post frame building 50x99, on 9 foot centers. The cold storage area will be 27 foot. It will have 4 overhead doors, 2 man doors and 4 windows, infloor heat, make up units and A/C. I'm looking for a couple mini-splits that will work. My 2 boys and I will do most of the work from setting the posts to plumbing and electrical. I'm well connected in my community, so plenty of friends to help, including plumbers and electricians, builders and masons. Most will help for beer and food. If we get the building erected in time I'll pour the 6 inch floor before winter or I'll wait until Spring.

    We got our building permit to start. I hired a local company to level the ground and create the pad. That's done, they said 2 weeks, finished in 3 days. I can't wait for that bill. At the low point it needed 5'2" of fill. 10 yards from there it was at 3' to almost nothing at the other end. As we talked and looked at the blueprint he decided he should bring it out farther to make the approaches for the overhead doors.

    On Aug 9 I ordered the materials for the shop. They should be here in 10-14 days. Today I plan to take down a little more fence and set the batter boards and find the 4 corners. It might be a bit of a challenge as there is nothing to measure off of to set a line. I bought a Johnson self leveling laser transit to help. I make have to set it to vertical to make a line.

    Here's a few pics of the process:



    The area for the shop is just beyond the tractor.



    Removed the fence posts.

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    Cleared and ready to strip top soil.


    I striped some of the top soil myself with what we had to use.
    The boys piled some dirt to use to fill a few holes.


    Tommy did it faster with the tracked skid steer. He had all the dirt cleared in about 3 hurs on a Sunday afternoon.


    Finished pad


    Here's the south side where he added the 5' of fill. We'll finish the slop there with black dirt in the end.
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    finished pad.jpg   final hill.jpg  
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    Heating the floor, that's good, how thick of concrete? I have had 2 shops built for myself with in floor heat. One with 6" other with 4".
    It makes a big difference in heating. Boiler died in building with 6" floor in 10-20 degree weather. After a week it was still above 45 degrees.
    More mass thats heated the longer it stays warm when doors are opened, power goes out, system fails.
    How much insulation?, what kind?
    Planning to keep the whole building heated/cooled?
    Taking advantage of southern exposure for windows/doors?

    Big space to heat and cool.
    lots of heat loss on overhead doors.
    My .02, spend some coin on insulation and air sealing, it will pay you back for as long as you own the place.
    Spending money on higher end finishes has zero payback.

    Good start, hope the 5' of base material was packed in lifts so it doesn't settle too bad.
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    You've got a good start there, Mike.
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    MDrew, 50 X 99 ain't no way a shed, that's a dang palace in my book.
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    Pole barn huh? Thats nice.

    Now, am I seeing correctly?
    You have a Struck and a Deuce and a half? Darn you.
    I plan to make a Deuce my next pickup truck...lol.


    Seriously though, the rest looks great.
    Ive got no recommendations on the splits. I know nothing about that stuff.
    As to the build, youll be fine. An old boss of mine, who was somewhat mechanically inclined, but had no prior building experience, built his own building. Looks great. Im sure you can do it even better, or at least faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    MDrew, 50 X 99 ain't no way a shed, that's a dang palace in my book.
    More like an aircraft hanger
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    The Struck has a great little backhoe. The front bucket only lifts 300lbs. It has about 100 hrs and it seems to be vibrating apart.

    Got a late start this afternoon. Got the drain tile all buried. Made the batter boards. I was going to put them in place, but couldn't find anything straight to measure off of. The barn is off by 6 inches in 20 feet, the road by almost a foot in 40 feet. It was getting dark, tomorrow I'll make a right angle from a post so we have something to measure from.
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