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#31 Brett OFFLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 01:27 PM

What a loss. Sorry your family had to go thru this. As stated many times already glad everyone is ok.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Been meaning to do an update on the barn fire and the new barn.

The insurance company agreed to settle the clam for about 40% of what it would have taken to replace the old timber framed barn and my daughter and her husband agreed to the settlement. They contacted several local companies and got estimates and went with a young guy who took over his dad's business although this price wasn't the cheapest because he had good references from prior customers (turned out to be his dad's prior customers). The insurance money went to the bank that holds the mortgage on the property.

The contract was for a 32' X 48' X 10' barn/workshop with a 8' overhang and a 16' X 20' X 8' building beside it. Work started around March 5th and was supposed to take three weeks tops. The bank was very slow about sending their inspector before each check was written to the builder which delayed things twice for a week each and the big snow storm we had ate up another week. Then the builder wanted all his money before he would finish the job and of course the daughter and the bank refused and that standoff took two weeks before the builder finished the building. So around June 1st the building was turned over to the SIL.

The SIL and I are still finishing up the inside. The front 32' will be his workshop/equipment storage then 8' for hay and grain with the back 8' for a few goats they want to raise along with a pony. Right now the small building is going to be used for some of my equipment but I am moving that into part of their garage after the roof is repaired.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Bill, the new building is beautiful! Man I wish I had something like that for my stuff! I have lots of buildings on the farm, but nothing that nice for sure, and little room at all for my GT's. So glad to see they have their building completed!
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Bill, glad to hear the situation turned out as well as possible. The buildings look great, thanks for the update.
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Glad they got a new barn finally. Love to have one like that!!
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Looks like a great fresh start from here, don't hear of many construction projects that stay on time or budget. :thumbs:
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Glad to hear things turned out well that's a great looking building .Wouldn't mind having that at my house , Al
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 04:47 PM

This is the first I have seen of this thread, I am sorry the barn was lost. I am glad a new barn is up now! Like the others, I sure wish I had a big barn like that to keep all of my GTs in!
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Bill,
I just saw this thread. Sorry to hear about your old barn. The new barn is a beauty! :thumbs:
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:44 PM

The new building looks great Bill! Sorry to hear about all of the delays, but I'm glad that a resolution was finally reached! Thanks for the update.
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Just found this thread. This is exactly whenever I am rich enough to build a building it wont be near the house. The new barn looks great.

Any pics of the old barn before the fire.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:22 PM

I don't have any but I'll check with the daughter,

Thanks,

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 07:18 AM

I don't have any but I'll check with the daughter,

Thanks,


Might be neat to frame one and hang it in the new barn.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Glad, for all involved, looks like things turned out OK in the end, nice area to work and hang around :thumbs:




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