If you need samples on anything that you are interested in putting in construction wise, PM me, I will get them sent to you.
Take a look in my Picasa web album linked in my signature, I have 4 or so folders of my pole barn build.Had a chance today to get back with a concrete finisher I know and the engineering firm called to say the foundation plans are ready. :good2:
Should be about ready to get this puppy built.
I have a 304010 building that I intended to erect last year just couldn't find the time. I decided it was probably cheaper to have someone else form and pour the slab. After getting the contractors price today we are moving on with it. Right now I am trying to get the metal building engineer who stamped the plans to approve adding a middle bay, that way I would have 30x60.
I am looking for suggestions in lots of areas, floor finish for example I am thinking an epoxy coated floor in light tan or light grey, thinking a 300 amp electric service, thinking about having an exterior paint and fuel locker, air compressor, vacuum system and genset in exterior closet. Lighting, I need some suggestions here, never liked a dim shop. Will install a Clopay insulated sectional door 12wX10ht.
What suggestions do you guys have?
Later I plan to add a second parking shed about 24x72 with a gravel floor it has to wait till I have more funds.
Sorry Kenny, my feeling is more is better on this one. Even if you never use it, it will always be there if ever you decide you need it. It really comes down to intended use of the building. Mostly storage, small panel, if it is a work shop, bigger is better. You start adding lights, air compressors, lifts, machine tools, welders, furnace, air conditioner, well, ect.. And never say never!EL: 300 amp service is a oddball number-at least around here. 200 or 400 is standard. I have a 400A service in my house mainly for breaker capacity, I have 2 42-space 200A CH panels. My barn is feed with a 100A subpanel from the house. I can't see where you would need more than 200A in a outbuilding.
Stupid Question Alert... :lol: I'm no electrician, so please take it easy on me...You are right about the 300A panel but I have had this NOS sitting for over three years and no one to sell it to.
Stupid Question Alert... :lol: I'm no electrician, so please take it easy on me...
Why could'nt you use your "in stock" 300A panel and just wire it up 200A? I would think if you had a 200A Main breaker in it, it wouldnt be a problem?
Here is my two cents, I did not burry the electrical in the walls. :thumbsdown: I am really glad I didn't. Changes will happen and it is a shop not a house. Don't get me wrong the finished look is nice, just not practical. No one even notices.
Hmmm Randy, you're gonna make me second guess my game plan for my garage...Here is my two cents, I did not burry the electrical in the walls. :thumbsdown: I am really glad I didn't. Changes will happen and it is a shop not a house. Don't get me wrong the finished look is nice, just not practical. No one even notices.
Well, as an example, my shop is 18 years old and the changing is on going. I have ideas for changes I have not done yet. And this includes the air lines. My air lines are painted steel pipe. Take a look at the gallery for my shop pics. The dark blue piping is the air lines. I alway seem to have ideas to change something. I have changed enough that there is no way I regret external plumbing and wiring. Oh, and at two years it will just about be right for you to make changes after it is all inclosed.:laugh: Again, never say never. We have all made the changes we thought we would NEVER do.Hmmm Randy, you're gonna make me second guess my game plan for my garage...
Game plan for me was to bury the wiring and use the garage with everything exposed...Like Jenkinsph, my "envelope" is the most important thing. I was thinking that after 2 years (realistic time frame) I'd want to finish the interior...after 2 years of use, I'd think I'd have everything where I want it?
Was even contemplating burying the air lines in the wall.....
What it really comes down to is you need to make yourself happy. And everyone is different. All you can do is take your best shot at it now and go with it. Life changes things and not always under our control. Only you know for sure how you intend to use the the shop and equipment in it. And as I tell all the visitors that enter my shop is "all I know is that when I enter the door it puts a smile on my face".I think I'll listen to your advice and use Painted Copper Pipe... As much as it will be a "workshop" I want it to have a nice interior eventually...Long Range Plan is to paint the interior sheetrock the same color as the "JD Tan" on the dash of my tractor.
Me thinks Green piping would be nice.