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Posted November 27, 2011 - 09:38 AM

Sorry to hear of the barn fire. I am glad it wasn't worse then what it was. Most important thing is everyone is alright. I hope the insurance helps out.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 09:54 AM

Will there be anyway to salvage the basement portion?

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Very sorry to hear of the losses your Daughter has suffered Bill! I pray that all will be back to normal for them and you soon.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Kenny,
I am not sure about saving the basement. The problem would be making the ceiling/floor strong enough but then again all of the floor joists were just logs so it may be possible but with today's building codes it would probably cost a bunch.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 10:40 AM

Wow, am sorry to hear of that but glad no one was hurt. That is quite a loss.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 11:27 AM

I understand the cost. Was this usable space before the fire?

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 11:43 AM

Yes, a barn with basement would cost tons more just for the floor lumber. A pole barn could be dirt or gravel. We built a 24x60 pole barn with one end open for storing rolled hay for under 6 grand, but we did all the labor. Dirt floor, grade 2 painted steel roof & sides, with gravel floor. Steel went way up since then, so would likely be going on 2 grand higher today.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 12:21 PM

What I am wondering now is if you could put a roof over the basement and use that for the floor. Guess that would depend on if the basement had an opening large enough to get equipment into. Just throwing out ideas.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 01:10 PM

That's a terrible loss, but as others have said luckily nobody was hurt. I hope insurance works with them, when my Aunt's barn burned a few years ago they went in circles with the insurance company for what seemed like forever.


What I am wondering now is if you could put a roof over the basement and use that for the floor. Guess that would depend on if the basement had an opening large enough to get equipment into. Just throwing out ideas.


That would be a great idea if they could make it work. Maybe by adding a ramp to one end or side?

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 02:13 PM

Sorry to hear of the barn fire. I have a facination with old barns and the way they are put together. I just got to watch a monumental task performed in my neighborhood.
A barn I had actually put hay in in my teen years (original Maytag Dairy Farm)was jacked up and a new foundation and basement built under it. I was amazed someone would do that, since it probably cost more to do than it would have to build several pole barns.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 03:43 PM

Wow Bill, looks like a complete loss of the barn, hope you guys can rebuild something that suits you guys... without going broke..

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 06:32 PM

The remains of the Honda push mower. All the aluminum parts were melted into a pile under the deck. Must have gotten very warm in there.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 06:42 PM

The remains of the Honda push mower. All the aluminum parts were melted into a pile under the deck. Must have gotten very warm in there.

Bill


Aluminum (pure) melts at 1220 degrees F! If it's an alloy, that tends to raise the melting point.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 12:24 AM

The SIL contacted the insurance company and the adjuster is supposed to be there today (Tuesday). Should only be enough money to get a 40' X 60' X 12' pole barn without a floor.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:43 AM

In some states, you don't have to accept the adjuster's word as Gospel. You can get your own estimates and counter what the insurance adjuster has proposed.
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