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    Carport as a Loafing Shed?

    I'd like some opinions on the idea of utilizing a carport as a base frame for a Loafing shed. Carports are cheap to buy in my area, and it seems like it would work well as a base frame and roof structure. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    I'd like some opinions on the idea of utilizing a carport as a base frame for a Loafing shed. Carports are cheap to buy in my area, and it seems like it would work well as a base frame and roof structure. Any thoughts?
    A loafing shed for animals or people?
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    I'd beware of the sharp metal edges!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    A loafing shed for animals or people?
    A couple of horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    A couple of horses.
    Like grnspot110 said, watch out for sharp edges. Horses seem to, well...horse around allot. They like to chew on word corners also, but otherwise, compared to cattle, they treat buildings pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    A loafing shed for animals or people?
    Arlen, had the same question myself, I just caught two of our custodians yesterday "loafing" in our carport/shed where we keep our lawn equipment and I smelled something way out of the ordinary too, like they were burning their socks.. When I asked them why they weren't working one of them says; I didn't see you coming! Great answer, and for his prize for being such a smart-aleck; three days off with no pay, and I never want to smell that smell again either .. Why can't we just get horses or some cattle, so what its a town hall? Becker college is right next door and they are all about animals, most of them will be veterinarians after they graduate. Animals are so much better to deal with than these kids who you can never find when you want them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    I'd like some opinions on the idea of utilizing a carport as a base frame for a Loafing shed. Carports are cheap to buy in my area, and it seems like it would work well as a base frame and roof structure. Any thoughts?
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    A couple of horses.
    We have thought about this many times over the years, never took the plunge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    We have thought about this many times over the years, never took the plunge.
    Giz, with all the money you've made selling Peanut Brittle along with invention patents, take that plunge and see how it works before Tonton spends his hard earned dough! He's got two kids (that we've seen anyway) with Four Wheelers to keep after!
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    Tonton, the only thing I know to watch out for is snow on the roof. We don't get much down here but a wet heavy snow can and will collapse a roof. When my parents moved after we broke away from the Amish in Michigan the place they bought had a car port. Roof collapsed the first winter, right on top of their car. On the other hand they do make them stronger now days. Oh and you do want to make sure it's anchored down good because of the wind.
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    i dont see why not. just bend the corners of the trim back so they are not sharp.

    we built a carport back in 2010. in the last six years, it has been the end of the line for over 3500 chickens, turkeys, and rabbits, with a few sheep mixed in. it has served us well, and makes a great selter.
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