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Posted September 09, 2014 - 01:56 PM

Our property is 1-1/2 acres, so room for buildings.  I had an 18' x 21' metal carport installed years ago & later enclosed it with offset doors on both ends.  East end:  HPIM3182.JPG  HPIM3185.JPG

 

West end:  HPIM3184.JPG  HPIM3186.JPG

 

Being tired of having to move things to get out what I want & wanting the Snowco trailer inside, I decided it's time for a lean-to on the north side.  After much searching, the only place I could find that would sell me a carport delivered, but not set up was Carolina Carports (Elephant Structures).  Ordered one on July 10th, delivered yesterday evening;  HPIM3188.JPG

 

 5-bows

 2-sills w/6 re-bar stakes

 10 -legs w/attaching inserts

 9-braces 

 7-sheets 3' x 21' green sheet metal

 4- tan trim

 3-bags of screws

 

The plan is to make 5 brackets to attach the cut (1/2) bows to the frame of the original carport, set the sills on 4" x 8" x 16" concrete "cap" blocks.  I'll enclose the lean-to with doors on both ends, store the Snowco in the west end with the remainder holding surplus "project" like these:  HPIM3183.JPG

 

The rest of the frame will go to the farm for shade & shelter at the picnic grounds.

 

It may be a couple weeks before I get much done on it, but hope to have it finished before winter!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 02:15 PM

I keep looking at these, but have never made a purchase.



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 02:22 PM

I have 2 35x100 acme green house frames I have considered putting up...I like your setup alot,I am working under a tarp right now...LOL


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 03:33 PM

A buddy of mine got something like that for a garage,neat stuff went up fast-just plug and play,hardest part was screwing on the siding.He loves it and you never have to paint it.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Watching to see what transpires! Thought about these buildings myself!



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Watching to see what transpires! Thought about these buildings myself!

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Made the first bracket today:  HPIM3198.JPG  HPIM3199.JPG  HPIM3200.JPG

 

This is just a test fit, legs will have to be cut to length later.  Planning to set the sill on concrete cap blocks.  HPIM3201.JPG

 

I have the other four brackets cut out, still need to drill, weld & paint them!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:02 PM

They fill up fast dont they?

Seems like you can never have enough storage space!!!!!


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:16 PM

Part of my problem is that I want to get my 4 x 8' Snowco trailer inside this winter.  HPIM2110 - Copy.JPG

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 07:39 PM

What size was that and how much did it cost with just buying it in parts if I may ask?



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:17 PM

18' x 21', $865 delivered after sales tax.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:13 AM

Do you plan to bolt through or just screw on the brackets?



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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Do you plan to bolt through or just screw on the brackets?

 

Two 3/8" grade 8 bolts to bolt the bracket to the original shed.  And one 5/16" grade 8 through the bracket & new bow, maybe some screws there too, just to keep them tight.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Sounds like a good plan! Nice brackets!


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Got the brackets bolted on this morning:  HPIM1338.JPG  HPIM1337.JPG

 

Now, I need to dig in the 4 x 8 x 16" cap blocks I'm using to level the sill & keep it out of the dirt!  Legs will be cut to 50" to make them plumb:  HPIM1339.JPG  This will give me 6' clearance on the outside & 7' on the inside by 8' wide.  ~~  Lowell


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