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Re: Latest project

Post by greybeard » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:42 pm

slick4591 wrote:Shed has at least 3 sides. We'd refer to M-5's project as a hay barn.

Yep. Hay and equipment. And a nice one at that.
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Re: Latest project

Post by ddd75 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:53 am

this is the first year i've stored almost all my hay inside. nice feeling not to see it rotting on the ground, tearing it up to get it, and the cows are always happy.

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:55 am

I am salvaging what I can off of the other barns to do the ends and hopefully have enough to do the tool room I have planned. Most of it is fat lighter and hard to work with.
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Re: Latest project

Post by TCRanch » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 am

M-5 wrote:
ddd75 wrote:yea i'd go off the sides with 2x12x18's or 20's. won't cost much more
. I am on a shoestring budget. I guess you forget I lost every structure in the storm. And to date I have around 80k not covered by insurance. So it's what I can afford.

I think you're doing an amazing job. It takes years to recover from a natural (or any) disaster and you're not only rebuilding the structures, you're rebuilding your life.

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Re: Latest project

Post by farmerjan » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:38 pm

I think you are doing a great job of recovering also. Congrats on the new building.

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:03 pm

The weather has not been been doing me any favors we are at 79" of rain ytd so it's been a couple hours here and there. Got metal on one lean done this afternoon.

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Re: Latest project

Post by sstterry » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:15 am

I notice you got the 5 up first thing! I like that small trailer too, seems it would be very handy.

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:56 am

sstterry wrote:I notice you got the 5 up first thing! I like that small trailer too, seems it would be very handy.

I have a lady with a CNC machine that makes signs and wind chimes. This is part of my wife's Christmas.

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Re: Latest project

Post by sstterry » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:18 am

I could not make out the M part on the fist picture. Very nice!

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Re: Latest project

Post by True Grit Farms » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:46 am

M-5 wrote:
sstterry wrote:I notice you got the 5 up first thing! I like that small trailer too, seems it would be very handy.

I have a lady with a CNC machine that makes signs and wind chimes. This is part of my wife's Christmas.

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:53 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
M-5 wrote:
sstterry wrote:I notice you got the 5 up first thing! I like that small trailer too, seems it would be very handy.

I have a lady with a CNC machine that makes signs and wind chimes. This is part of my wife's Christmas.

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work keeps getting in the way of work. The days are 2 short also. I guess I need to invest in a light power unit so i can work more into the night.
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Re: Latest project

Post by Lucky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:41 am

That’s a nice barn/Equipment shed. First thing I noticed was the Flag. I’d like to know where you got the trusses. We used to be able to get used chicken house trusses fairly cheap around here but they are getting hard to find. I need to cover part of the corrals and I think this would be the fastest way.

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:56 am

we have a couple of truss companies here that build them. I bought these from backwoods truss company. they run about 9.00 a ft for the truss . I will have right at 2.70 a sq ft in this one for materials and my labor.
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Re: Latest project

Post by ddd75 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:34 am

power company finally hooked up power to mine yesterday.. of course I was gone so they put a box right beside the driveway at a turn.

GREAT SPOT!!!!! Now when its ran over they can come fix it I guess..

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Re: Latest project

Post by M-5 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 pm

Set batter boards yesterday and dug posts. Hung trusses this morning put on metal . Still gotta finish screwing it all off. Finish gables on North end . Some wiring and lights. More fill dirt . Then build a shop on North East end.

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