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Posted July 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

You are going to have a real nice shop there when its finished up

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Posted July 18, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Just a few days ago I got to wondering where you've been Ron.  Great to hear from you & thanks for sharing your (great) work!


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Posted July 19, 2017 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for your comments guys.

It is nice to be able to be working on my barn and having the time to take photos so I can share the progress with all of you.

All of my machines and tools have been packed away in storage for over two years now and I'm excited about getting a " garage area " again and getting everything out of storage.

 

When I was working out there yesterday, my truck told me that she is really glad to finally be able to park inside again.


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Posted July 22, 2017 - 01:41 PM

Most of these recycled boards are warped, some more so than others.
With the help of a long pipe clamp and a couple of big C-clamps, I'm able to get them to lay down where they belong.
You can see that I'm already making use of the area under this floor for storage.

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This section of floor in the barn area is finally finished.

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Next is to take all of the old black fiberboard off the side of the barn that is under the lean-to.

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This is the opening cut into the wall that will lead into the tool room.

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This is how it looks from the lean-to side.

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I used a 2x8 and my level to determine the height of the floor on the outside post of the lean-to.

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From this mark, I then set the header board in place for one half of the lean-to.

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Then I did the same on the other half of the lean-to.
The floor joist will extend out from the barn and butt up to the inside of these header boards.

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 05:57 AM

Coming along nicely . I'll have to show my son some of the things you have done to work around the slope ground , he's going to have those issues too . I like the idea of just using a wood floor in certain sections .

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 04:50 PM

If you hadn't used the level you'd have had a self unloading lean -to, lol. Are you going to box that under floor space in?


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 09:15 PM

Are you going tighter together with the joists considering the weight that is going to be on top of that floor? Or do you have larger lumber?

 

Fun project. A wee bit more relaxing than trying to get the house built, Ray?


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 11:54 PM

If you hadn't used the level you'd have had a self unloading lean -to, lol. Are you going to box that under floor space in?

 

I'm planing on leaving it open under the floor of the lean-to area.

With this clay ground and the slope of the land, I can get a decent flow of water running across the top of the ground in heavy rains.

With it being open under the floor, the water can flow under the lean-to and I don't have to worry about trying to direct the water around that part of the building.

 

 

Are you going tighter together with the joists considering the weight that is going to be on top of that floor? Or do you have larger lumber?

 

Fun project. A wee bit more relaxing than trying to get the house built, Ray?

 

Header boards are 2x10 with only a 10 foot span.

Floor joist are 2x8 on 16 inch centers and 10 foot span.

Floor is 2x8 boards.

 

For the loft area in the barn, they only used 2x8 headers with 12 foot span and  the floor joist  are 2x8 on 16 inch centers with a 12 foot span.

So the spans for the lean-to are already tighter than the loft area and the floor of the lean-to will never have the weight on it that the loft held when it was full of hay.

 

Even though this loft has already supported the weight of a barn full of hay for many years, I don't like that they only used 2x8 header boards.

If you will look back thru my photos, you will see that I have already put new 2x6 support post in between the existing 6x6 support post so the header boards for the loft area are now supported every 6 foot instead of 12 foot .


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Posted July 24, 2017 - 07:16 PM

We are in the hot days of summer here so I'm taking it easy and only working a few hours in the morning and then a few hours later in the day after supper.

I am making progress though .. getting the floor joist in place starting at the north end of the lean-to.
Each joist sits on the existing header that is fastened to the inside of the 6x6 barn post, and then fastens along side the floor joist inside of the barn.

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As I get each joist fastened in place, I cut a piece of 2x8 to fit into the opening in the barn wall between the floor joists.
This way the critters that can get under the lean-to won't be able to get into the barn itself.

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The section from the front of the lean-to down to where the opening is cut thru the barn wall is completed.

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Now I'm starting on the floor joist for the rest of the lean-to.
This section has a header fastened on the outside of the 6x6 barn post that the joist set on and another board on the inside of the barn post that the end of the joist butt up against.
The floor boards will extend thru the barn wall and go up against that board fastened on the inside to seal this area off from the outside.

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Looking at the floor joist fastened to the outside header boards.

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Posted July 24, 2017 - 11:01 PM

Nice job, I like all the different levels & the critter blocks are a good idea. Its fun watching things done right & even an overkill every now & then. Thanks for the step by step pics. I'll check your posts tomorrow to see of your truck has been featured, if not I would enjoy that when you have time.
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Posted July 25, 2017 - 09:54 AM

Nice job, I like all the different levels & the critter blocks are a good idea. Its fun watching things done right & even an overkill every now & then. Thanks for the step by step pics. I'll check your posts tomorrow to see of your truck has been featured, if not I would enjoy that when you have time.

 

Everybody likes the truck .. especially me.

I have been driving this old truck for over 22 years now and use it just about every day.

 

This is a link to photos of the truck and also links to all the post for when I put the Cummins engine in it.

 

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I was just going thru these old post that I had done on my cummins installation and I see that there are some of the photos of working on the engine itself that are no longer available.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

That post was done five years ago and I have since pulled some of the less important photos off photobucket to give me more room in my photo storage area.


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Posted July 29, 2017 - 04:27 PM

Finished putting the 2x8 floor boards down in the lean-to area.
This photo is from inside the barn and looking at both completed wood floor sections.

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Photos of the floor in the lean-to.

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This is where the side wall inside the lower back part of the barn meets the floor of the lean-to to close it off so critters can't get in.

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We went down to the Habitat for Humanity Restore this morning and found some old aluminum frame Anderson windows for $25 each.
There are four the same size and one a little smaller.

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The wall on the north end of the lean-to is ready to put the metal on the outside.

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Posted July 29, 2017 - 08:24 PM

Looks good. Sure is a hefty floor.
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Posted July 30, 2017 - 07:51 PM

The windows are in and the boards are up on the walls.
Tomorrow I'll start putting the metal up on the outside.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 06:49 PM

To make it easier for me to put the metal up by myself, I clamped a 4x4 to the post for the metal to set on and keep the bottom edge in a straight line.
The 4x4 is positioned so the bottom edge of the metal is an inch below the bottom of the header boards.
This way, the water will drip off the metal and not get the board wet behind it.

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With half of the wall done, I moved the 4x4 over so I can start on the other half.

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I'm also starting to close the inside walls of the lean-to to separate it from the barn area.
I was going to just put the OSB on the boards that the metal was attached to on the outside of the barn wall.
Instead, I decided to put the OSB on the boards on the inside of the barn wall in this area of the lean-to.
This way I can put shelves up on this wall and have an extra five inches of shelf depth.

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This is how this wall looks from the inside of the barn side.

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