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Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Barn Build.....here we go again.

Many of you followed along last year as we built our farmhouse on a dream piece of land to us. Well now it's time for a barn. My wife's "full time job" is our farm. We raise a herd of dexter cattle that provide us with fresh milk daily and eventually beef. We decided it was time to put together a barn. We drew up an idea of what we wanted and space we needed. we started this weekend.....so here we go. Wish is luck. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339460093.337028.jpg
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Looking fwd to seeing the finished project Good Luck
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Enjoyed your house build. Following!
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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I will be checking this one often!
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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I love a good barn raising!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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can ya make it a little bigger?....I mean it's only about 3 time the house size.....
j/k...I'm like'n it already!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #10
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can ya make it a little bigger?....I mean it's only about 3 time the house size.....
j/k...I'm like'n it already!
That's cause we have 3 times as many cows!
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #11
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That's cause we have 3 times as many cows!
I wont go there....hehehehehehehe
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #12
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Dexter= mini sirloin burgers...yeah!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #13
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How tall are the main poles. How deep are they. Did you use concrete or just dirt?
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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The center poles are 24" in the ground set in concrete. They stand 14' above the ground. The outside poles are 4' in the ground set in cement and 8' above the ground.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #15
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Can't wait to see your progress. I'll be following along. Be sure and post plenty of pics as you go.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:46 AM   #16
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Definitely following along on this one. Post lots of pics!
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #17
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Will keep up with this one. Looking forward to it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #18
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looks like work to me
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #19
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Will be following. Good Luck on the build.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:31 PM   #20
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Haven't had a chance to work on the barn this week. Finished a 48hr shift this Morning and finished a side job around 7:30. Hope to get some progress soon. I'm vacation from work started today.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #21
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Awww come on man! Keep your priorities straight.

Can't wait to see the progress pics.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #22
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The center poles are 24" in the ground set in concrete. They stand 14' above the ground. The outside poles are 4' in the ground set in cement and 8' above the ground.
I so totally agree with the 4' set in concrete for the outside poles, but I would have thought doing the same thing for the center poles would be better. So, just because I'm not the expert, I'm assuming from your post that 2' for the center pole sets is sufficient for that height?
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #23
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The 4x6 poles were only available in 16' lengths. The center poles only support the load of the main gable roof. The concrete set gives it enough for load and as far as stability for the height , the 14' poles are supported by the outside poles once they are all tied together.

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #24
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What are the dimensions and lumber sizes
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #25
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What are the dimensions and lumber sizes
The overall dimension is 36x50. That's gonna give us six 12x16 stalls, with an 18x36 main body. Lumber ranges from 2x4 bracing to 2x8 rafters and 4x6 beams for main frame. I'm using screws for all the assembly. The nail gun gets a vacation on this one.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #26
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Ok, so if you (or I) had access to say... 25' telephone poles, how deep would you put these? Would you also use concrete bases?
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #27
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Nice work.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:54 AM   #28
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Ok, so if you (or I) had access to say... 25' telephone poles, how deep would you put these? Would you also use concrete bases?
When I did our farm house I used telephone poles and buried them 48" deep without concrete. Granted they only stick up 24" above the surface. With telephone poles I'd bury them 48" deep if your going to extend them above the ground for a pole barn. depending on whether they are freestanding or supported by perimeter poles id set them in concrete. That's just me. I built another barn when I graduated from high school at my moms place. I used 4x6 and buried them 24" deep extending 10' above ground w/o concrete. It consists of 3 12x20 stalls (12posts) and its storing square bales in it today 13 years later with no issues.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #29
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #30
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #31
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looks good, gonna finish it in r panel ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #32
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looks good, gonna finish it in r panel ?
Got a deal on some red maxi siding for the rear and pine board for a batten board front like a traditional barn.The roof decks will be r-panel in galvalume.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #33
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Almost too windy today. Made a little progress.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:33 PM   #34
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I love it. Looks like you are making good progress.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #35
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:00 AM   #36
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I am Following,,,, Gonna Be real Nice I bet!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #37
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You going to leave the floor dirt?
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #38
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:44 AM   #39
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You going to leave the floor dirt?
Two stalls are eventually gonna be concrete for my wife to do all of her milking operations. The main body is gonna be gravel with decomposed granite. The wings on the left and right will remain native to be easy on hooves and parking my tractor and misc equipment. We may form more up in concrete down the road. Depending on what we need.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #40
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looks like a good start, keep up the hard work and it will pay off
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Looks like its gonna be a great barn
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #43
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Looks very good....You going to collect the rain water off that big roof? Would be good water for ya cows to drink.. I am looking to start collecting in the very near future..
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Many of you followed along last year as we built our farmhouse on a dream piece of land to us. Well now it's time for a barn. My wife's "full time job" is our farm. We raise a herd of dexter cattle that provide us with fresh milk daily and eventually beef. We decided it was time to put together a barn. We drew up an idea of what we wanted and space we needed. we started this weekend.....so here we go. Wish is luck. Attachment 349378Attachment 349379
Looking good. How tall are those center building posts?
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #45
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #46
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #48
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I tell you what. Yesterday was quite the challenge. Walking around on my 2x8 scaffolding with 40 mph wind gusts puts your balance to the test. Especially when your 18ft above ground. Needless to say I was glad to be on the ground when a thunder head snuck in behind me a unleashed a lightning bolt and clap of thunder that sent me running for cover. All in all it was a pretty good day.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #49
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That is nice! What day can you be on my place?
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #50
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That is nice! What day can you be on my place?
Why? We going hog hunting
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