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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:15 PM

Looks real good, Lowell! That will be a very good looking addition.


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Posted October 03, 2014 - 03:33 PM

dug the sill blocks in this morning, screwed the earth anchors in 7 set the frame up.  HPIM1340.JPG  HPIM1341.JPG

 

Hope to put the metal on tomorrow, if it's not too windy!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 03, 2014 - 04:34 PM

What did you use to turn in the anchors? They look fairly long to think about doing it by hand.



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Posted October 03, 2014 - 04:40 PM

What did you use to turn in the anchors? They look fairly long to think about doing it by hand.

3/4" x 2' bar stock, anchors are 4" x 36".  Not really that bad, but took some time w/rest breaks!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:26 PM

Sheet metal went on this morning, still have to install the trim.  The west end will get double doors, eventually:  HPIM1342.JPG  

 

Wood wall on the right is the end of the woodshed:  HPIM3036.JPG

 

East end will probably just get one 4' door:  HPIM1345.JPG

 

Attached the screw anchors with a welded 1/2" eye bolt & two 5/16" grade 8 bolts through the sill & leg at each end.  HPIM1343.JPG

 

Hope to get the trim on tomorrow, doors may be a while!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Looks like a good place for the trailer! Nice addition!


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Looks like a good place for the trailer! Nice addition!

 

That was part of the reason for building it, to have indoor storage for the Snowco trailer!  ~~  Lowell



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Posted October 08, 2014 - 05:06 PM

Took the remaining carport parts to the farm today, I need to get a couple 4x4's & a 2x6 to finish up whats missing from the other half.  It will make a 10 x 18' shade over the picnic table & to the right in the picture.  

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Two dying trees & the tall stump will have to be removed before I can start on the shade.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Over the last couple of days I put racks on the walls to store trailer sides:  HPIM1355.JPG

 

And framed in the ends for doors & metal, west end gets full width double doors:  HPIM1353.JPG

 

East end gets a 4' single door:  HPIM1356.JPG

 

Don't have the metal yet, maybe in a week or so!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 06:35 PM

That's looking real nice, Lowell!



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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:23 PM

 I had two dying trees in my picnic grounds at the farm that needed to be cut before building the new shade. Problem was, they both leaned the wrong way., the two that are X'ed, the center one was already gone! Farm trees (Medium).png

 

Went out today for some other jobs & ended up having time, so I cabled the bigger one, a 16" Pig Hickory. I was able to pitch my 1/4" nylon rope through a fork around 25' up & pulled the 1/4" cable through & around the tree. Hooked the cable to the back of the trailer & pulled a little tension on it. Cut a nice notch in the tree about 2/3 of the way through, cut from the other side to 1"+ of the notch, went to the pickup & pulled. Was just a little off, top ended up 10' from where I wanted it, but not bad, aiming for where the camera was situated in this pic. The second was a 12" Black Walnut, same process & it ended up right on cue. Cut up the Walnut & topped the Hickory.

 

I'll go out next week & finish cutting the rest & bring a load home.

Maybe I'll remember to take some fresh pics then! ~~ Lowell


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 03:38 PM

 
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Those Elephant Structures are nice but in my neck of the woods they are not suitable as we have to factor in snow load. I use a portable wigwam for temporary storage to make room in my garage for another project. The problem with these wigwams is they are like greenhouse.  I set it up last fall and when the sun came out in the cold weather the wigwam warmed up producing frost ,,,and lots of it in the cab of truck so I left the door open most of the winter. Last week I installed Stegawrap on the floor and up the inside of wall to eliminate any moisture/frost this winter. Stegawrap is a yellow 15ml poly that is very durable, does not puncture easy.  My brother has the same wigwam and when the cover finally rotted off he covered the structure with roofing tin and made swinging front door and solid wall at rear.

 
 

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Took the two trees out today, before:  HPIM3251.JPG

 

After:  HPIM3253.JPG   HPIM3252.JPG

 

Next will be to take the 790 out to move the old shelter & take out the tall stump next to the picnic table.  HPIM3255.JPG

 

 

Then I can start on the new shade over the table!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 21, 2014 - 07:44 PM

I lost a building last late winter due to snow and wind. It was a hoop one that I put up 10yrs back, thinking I would replace it with a modern building later. Well I finally got it cleaned up and replaced it with one of these..................

 

 

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Went to an area Mennonite pole barn supplier today for the 36" metal to finish the lean-to & farm shade today.  $1.25/lineal ft for the 36" & $2/ft for the trim.  36" are 10' "cover sheets" & the trim was in a "surplus" pile.  The cover sheets may have a few scratches or marks, but nothing serious!  Had to get one 10' & 4-5' pieces in a lighter green for the back & ends of the farm shade, but price was a lot better than Menards @ $2/ft.

 

Hope to finish the lean-to & start on the farm shade in a week or so!  ~~  Lowell


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