Posted August 14, 2011 - 08:47 PM
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Posted August 21, 2011 - 07:23 PM
When framing in your walls, I suggest framing for a large enough door on the end of the building, as well as a large enough opening on the side of the building. I have a double door opening on the side of my shed, and I really wish I would have framed another set of double doors on the end of the shed. As the collection grows, or different projects add up, you start putting thing in corners, and the next thing you know, you only have half of the original door opening available. Two sets of doors = (1) set for entering/exiting, (1) set for escaping when you can't get out the other!
Posted August 21, 2011 - 08:56 PM
The car port roof isn't flat. See post 17. I plan to put a drop across the 12', not much. But it will move more of the water to the outside. Plus, with the way I am opening up the gutter drains, I don't think that will be a problem. All they had for drains before can be seen in post 27, first pic. This only had a 1/2" slot and was at only at one end. I plan to use 4 downspouts like on house guttering.
Sorry, when I said flat, I meant no pitch. If you are incorporating a pitch, that will help, but 12" over the width of the whole thing isn't a lot... I'm not trying to say don't do it... just take precautions as best you can.
Posted August 22, 2011 - 05:09 AM
I won't be closing this all the way in for a while, just one end to keep snow out of there. The existing building will not be changed, as much as I like to have a big door into it. South and east will be open for now. Door on existing building faces east.
If I attached the 4X6 beam to the existing building, I would have to get 14' long. I'm not sure if I can get a 12' up there. This is still in planning, so I have time to figure out something. Just would like to use the winch I bought somehow. Running with the length, would be better. Especially the first 10', as that will be the main work area. The back 10' will be parking for the tractors.
I will be keeping all this in mind. You have given me things to think about and I thank you guys for that. It all may change again before I finally get it up.
Posted September 03, 2011 - 05:08 AM
What are you going to do with these you may ask! Well, I plan to lay them flat as close together as possible to make a work surface to put the tractors on when working under them. The 'holes' left from laying them will get cement poured into them, giving a thick, fairly smooth surface for jacking, etc. Instant (well maybe a little longer than that) floor. I have to get them unloaded from the PU and trailer this morning and stacked until I am ready to lay them. I will lay a few out and take a couple pics so you have a better idea of what I plan.
Posted September 12, 2011 - 05:32 AM