New Shop! #3: taking down the back wall.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 06-30-2012 09:06 PM 1834 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today we tore down the south wall of the shop. My Dad, my (twin) brother and I started at 7am and finished and around 2pm. We started be removing the tin, the taking out studs and posts with chainsaws and sledge hammers. A scissor life made this much easier then using a ladder. There were four large wooden posts which were about 4 feet in the ground that were pulled out by a Deere 50D mini excavator. We also had to remove the existing garage door. The reason we took down this wall today is so the new chopper can fit inside, just to protect it from hail and storms. We will be putting up a large tarp over the open area to close it off tomorrow. This end of the building will be extended 12 feet, so the tarp is temporary. Once it is extended, a 36’ door will be attached. My Grizzly bandsaw was moved to the garage with the rest of the tools. I had to whip up a mobile base. We lifted it with the excavator to put it on the mobile base. It is too bad that I will not be able to use it for the summer because it can not be powered in the garage (220V). Some guys that work for my dad came over and build a concrete pad for the new fuel tank.

Thanks for taking a look,


-- Ryan

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 11:18 PM

Nice to have the right equipment to work with.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 11:26 PM

Having pole barn construction eliminates the problem of having to support the ceiling before you demo.
I hope it all comes out great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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