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Blog series by Les Hastings updated 02-01-2010 01:44 AM 6 parts 17720 reads 99 comments total

Part 1: The floor is down

02-18-2009 04:04 AM by Les Hastings | 9 comments »

Well I decided to bite the bullet and help out the local economy a little. Currently my shop is 24’ x 38’ with 8’ ceilings. But my work space seams to keep getting smaller and smaller with every piece of equipment that I aquire. So my actual building or assembly area has become quite small. With the ways things have been going lately I’ve struggled with the decision of build or not to build, I just hope I’ve made the right decision. I’m adding a 20’...

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Part 2: Walls are up!

02-22-2009 04:43 PM by Les Hastings | 12 comments »

All the concrete work is done, Sidewalks and a small slab was poured on Thursday. Friday all the walls were framed up and sheeted. On Monday the truss’s are suppose to arrive. Should have a roof this next week and siding at least started. Won’t be long and my part of the project will begin. I’ll need to get a meter and 200 amp panel installed and then I can started on the inside. Click on the pictures to see a full view.Thanks for looking!

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Part 3: Roofed and Sided

03-02-2009 12:51 AM by Les Hastings | 19 comments »

The roof and siding is all on now. Soffits are done and the facer boards have all been wrapped with metal. Still don’t have an overhead door yet though, it won’t be in until next week some time. I’m working on getting a price to run the new service to the building and set a meter and put in a 200 amp panel. I’m planning on running a lead to the exsisting panel in the old part of the shop from the new one. Then I can disconnect the power from the house completely. ...

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Part 4: Still waiting on electricity!

05-13-2009 01:45 AM by Les Hastings | 12 comments »

Everyone keeps asking about the shop, “Is it done yet?” Nope, I wish! I’ve been waiting on the power company to make up there mind. Now they have finally decided to put a pedastal in the back yard to run the shop off of. Problem is the electric here is buried and it will not stop raining! I was hoping to have it in by Memorial weekend but if the rain doesn’t stop that won’t happen. I can’t really do anything out there until I get the city to sign off on t...

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Part 5: Almost there!

09-11-2009 02:20 AM by Les Hastings | 29 comments »

Its been along haul,,,,,,,,,,but its finally taking shape! The outside of the building was completed 3/5/09. It took from that date until the middle of May for the power company to decide what they wanted to do to get the power to the building. They finally decided to put in a pedastal in the back yard to run the power from. (at a cost of $1350.00). I had a seperate meter put in the shop so I could cut it loose from the house. I got a final on the buiding and the electrical on 6/19/09. The...

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Part 6: Not done, but using it!

02-01-2010 01:44 AM by Les Hastings | 18 comments »

Everyone keeps asking about the shop, so here how things stand today. Its not done—-done but its being used. I’ve been using it for a while now. But just when I think the new side is about where I’m going to leave I seem to come with changes I want to make. I still plan on making some wall cabinets and benches to go on the south wall in the new side. I’ve added a few things since it was built so I had to find a place for those. I do things as I have time. A couple of w...

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