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Old 06-20-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Well I finally built up the courage to step off the deep end and build me a shop!

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Slab will be 40' X 78' X 4" thick with grade beams around the perimeter, through the middle and 3 of them running N-S.

Shop will be 40' X 60' with a 18' X 40' covered, cook/drink beer/hang out area on the East end, that will tie into my covered back porch/drive way. Will have a bathroom with a shower, toilet and a sink as well as a "bar" area. Plans are to mount a projector somewhere and put up some sort of quality screen and be able to watch football/baseball or whatever else in larger than life size!

Using 3-1/2" pipe for my uprights, I'm going to build my trusses out of 2-7/8" pipe and I will use 8" X 2-1/2" perlins for the roof and walls.

I brought in 11 loads of 60/40 sand/clay mix which built my slab up 6" or more.

I'm going to have 3-14' roll up doors. 1 on the East end, 1 on the West end and 1 in the middle on the South side. I'm also thinking about putting a couple of windows on the North side just to help with air flow.

The shop will be insulated but I haven't decided if I'm going to use roll insulation or the spray on kind.

It's probably going to be a fairly slow process since I'm just getting started at the beginning of summer but I have no deadlines!!

1st load of dirt
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Poles are up, forms are finished and beams have been dug!
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Poles are in, moisture barrier down
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The rebar is done now but I had to leave for work before they were finished.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:00 PM   #2
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Awesome. I pored my slab this morning. Doing a 40'x50'.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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Big shop ! In for the build.....
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:08 PM   #4
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Awesome!!! In for the build!
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:28 PM   #5
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Awesome. I pored my slab this morning. Doing a 40'x50'.
Nice! I'm hoping that this storm that is moving in will stay away loong enough for them to get it done in the morning!!!

Is yours going to be metal or wood?
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:30 PM   #6
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Looking good! In for the build
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:34 PM   #7
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Looking good. You use a drone for the over head pics?
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:36 PM   #8
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:44 PM   #9
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Looking good. You use a drone for the over head pics?
Yes I did. Fixing to try to post the videos.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:47 PM   #10
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https://youtu.be/RwP1LrKHXWU

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Here are a couple of videos of it. I'm going to try to get some more video while they are pouring the concrete in the morning.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:53 PM   #11
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Nice! I'm hoping that this storm that is moving in will stay away loong enough for them to get it done in the morning!!!

Is yours going to be metal or wood?
Doing metal. Good luck on the weather. We have been fighting weather for a month already. Trying to finish my brick and stone on my house also. Hoping that will start next week!
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:02 PM   #12
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Doing metal. Good luck on the weather. We have been fighting weather for a month already. Trying to finish my brick and stone on my house also. Hoping that will start next week!
Sounds like you've got a full plate too!

Are you building your own or having somebody else do it?

I let the experts pour the concrete but the rest of it will be on me!
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:13 PM   #13
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I'm letting the experts do all of mine lol. I'm contracting the work for the shop and the house also. I got 10 wooded acres and I love it. Deer and pigs everywhere. I took this picture of my slab this morning. It's a rear view. Getting excited the closer I get. Name:  IMG_3841.jpg
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:16 PM   #14
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Hard to really see in that picture. The woods are hard to take pictures in unless you are pretty close.


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Old 06-20-2017, 11:22 PM   #15
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Looks like a beautiful place!!!

I can't imagine having to sit and wait for my house and shop to be finished!

I've got a long way to go on the shop. Once I get the outside done, I'll get started on the inside.
The only problem's I have, I'm getting started this late in the year, going to be gone for 3 weeks in September while elk hunting and when I get back from that, dove season is here and then we roll right into deer season! I'm figuring that it will be close to mid year next year before I get everything finished.

I guess if those are the worst problems I have to deal with then I'm doing ok!
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:27 PM   #16
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I understand for sure. I luckily got drawn for Elk first season this October. I'm hurrying to get my shop done so I can start building deer blinds. Our lease got hit by a tornado in Rotan about a month back or so. We lost several blinds.
I'm gonna hit the sack. Keep us posted on the shop brother. Good luck with Mother Nature. She's not always cooperative.


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Old 06-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #17
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Well that does suck pretty bad!

Thank ya sir and good luck on your elk hunt, good luck with the house and shop and good luck getting the blinds built!
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:40 PM   #18
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Concrete showed up at 7:00 this morning and they were done and gone by 2:30. I've never had concrete poured before but to me, this looks like a great job! They did everything I asked them to do, plus some and never complained about it.

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They used my stamp and it turned out nice!
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Had to add a little bit to the back porch for momma!
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Here is a quick little video of them getting rolling!
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:57 PM   #19
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That is exactly the size I need! The only thing I'd need in there would be plumbing so I don't have to shower outside . Will be following.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:59 PM   #20
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Looks great! And I see you've got a metal roof on your house. I might PM you a couple of questions later on, we're getting ready to build and I've been eyeing those.
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I like the drone video idea. Very cool. Looks great


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Old 06-21-2017, 10:09 PM   #22
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That is exactly the size I need! The only thing I'd need in there would be plumbing so I don't have to shower outside . Will be following.
I'm going to have a small bathroom with a shower, toilet, sink and along with a water heater! It's going to be 6' X 8'. If you look really close, you can see the stub ups along 1 wall.
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Looks great! And I see you've got a metal roof on your house. I might PM you a couple of questions later on, we're getting ready to build and I've been eyeing those.
Feel free to PM me anytime.
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Thanks! I'm still learning to fly it so my videos are fair but getting better.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:57 AM   #25
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So jealous, starting to save now for mine... Looks great
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:24 AM   #26
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Looks great, congrats.

I am hoping to start one soon. Mine will only be 24x36 or 30x40 though. Budget and space confines. We only have 2 acres and I don't want to take up anymore than I think I need for the shop.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:35 PM   #27
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I've been waiting a long time to have one myself so I'm pretty excited about it.

Can't wait to get rolling on it!
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Looks good so far. I recently purchased some property and trying to figure if it's cheaper to order one of the steel frame kits or just build it myself. Planning on something not so big. Maybe a 30'X50'X12' eve's and 10X40 lean too.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #29
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I had 2 quote's to build a 40 X 60, all wood for around $36k. I should be able to finish mine with a 40 X 78(40X18 more slab) slab, all metal for around $26k or less.
I'm doing everything myself, except the concrete.
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That's more than likely the route I'll go. Lots of failed drill pipe around these parts for sale cheap on Craigslist list right now. I can do all the dirt work and maybe even pre form the foundation. But will need some finishers for the concrete.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:30 PM   #31
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I had 2 quote's to build a 40 X 60, all wood for around $36k. I should be able to finish mine with a 40 X 78(40X18 more slab) slab, all metal for around $26k or less.
I'm doing everything myself, except the concrete.
was that with you framing the wood?
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was that with you framing the wood?
The quotes for building the whole think with wood were turn key.

On the slab I had done, that was turn key too. The only thing I did was buy and spread the dirt for the pad.
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That's more than likely the route I'll go. Lots of failed drill pipe around these parts for sale cheap on Craigslist list right now. I can do all the dirt work and maybe even pre form the foundation. But will need some finishers for the concrete.
I didn't touch the concrete part of the job. I know nothing about concrete so I kept my hands off of it!
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The quotes for building the whole think with wood were turn key.

On the slab I had done, that was turn key too. The only thing I did was buy and spread the dirt for the pad.
Thanks.. Just trying to get a sense of cost. Im leaning towards wood because I want to put up siding to match my house.
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Looking good, I would love a set up like this.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:51 PM   #36
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:16 PM   #37
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Finally have some time off so now I'm going to start working on building my trusses.

I built this lift so I can tack the trusses up on the ground, then lift them up to finish welding them out. It will be used for other things as well but this was a priority before I start the trusses.

When I don't need the lift, I simply pull it up and put it somewhere out of the way.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #38
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Dang fine tractor also. Good color
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:18 PM   #39
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Dang fine tractor also. Good color
I love my Kubota! They make a top notch piece of equipment!
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:15 PM   #40
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1 truss done and 1 tacked up. Should finish welding the 2nd one in the morning and start on #3.

At close to 700#, these things are a lot to handle!
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Looks good!

Is there a story behind your "Air Flow" indicator on your Port-a-cool???
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:25 PM   #42
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Heavy duty looking good
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:38 PM   #43
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Looks good!

Is there a story behind your "Air Flow" indicator on your Port-a-cool???
I'm sure it had to do with stupid people that the previous owner dealt with!
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Yes sir, they are extremely heavy duty! Almost 700# of heavy duty each!
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