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New Shop Build #3: The Building Goes Up

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After we finally finished with the footer and slab the building contracted started with the building. We had fair weather all the way up till they started going up with the building. It never rain hard and they just werked right through it.
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First column
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First roof truss
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First wall “Z” bar
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First roof “Z” bar
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Framing out the door. The door is 9’ x 9’. I was going to install a roll up door but found out I couldn’t insulate it so I will build my own doors. They will be 4 1/2’ each. I started by ripping a 2’x10’ to 3 5/8’ for the door frame which is the foam thickness. I will sandwich the foam with plywood and liquid nail and screw it to the frame. Later on I hope to skin it with the same color tin.
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First piece of insulation
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First piece of wall tin.
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First piece of roof insulation
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First piece of roof tin
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Next 2 pic is last piece of roof tin
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Next 2 pic are ridge cap and edge trim instalation.
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Building complete. Me with a wide grin and purty legs. Haaa Haaa
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-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -



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GENET

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#1 posted 264 days ago

NICE SHOP!! LEGS NOT SO MUCH LOOKS LIKE THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN THROUGH A BRIAR PATCH HE! HE! HE!

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Bigrock

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#2 posted 264 days ago

Hi Dewayne:
Well you have a new roof to play under. I really like it. Nice high ceiling and it’s waiting for you to finish it up. I know you will like the big door for moving stuff in and out.
Looking forward to see what you will build in your new SHOP.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 264 days ago

Dewayne, I think you’re going to be lonely in that big building. Perhaps leasing some space to me may might help.
Glad to see it all enclosed. Soon those tools will have a cozy home. I envy you and wish you well in the set up. Hey maybe you can get a few new tools out of this . Take care. p.s. my legs are definitely prettier. LOL

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 264 days ago

Well Well!
Look at that nice building and all that beautiful work space! Now that’s a shop that makes dreams come true! Looks great Dewayne! I bet your smiling from ear to ear seeing it going up!
Thanks for sharing you project and thanks for all the photos you posted! Love looking every one of them.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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hunter71

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#5 posted 264 days ago

Now the FUN part begins. Plenty of outlets…. Take this from an old Master electrician, add more when you think you have enough.
My 40×60 shop has over 1,000’ of conduit in it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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kizerpea

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#6 posted 264 days ago

Keep the updates coming…we are watching!!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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ldl

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#7 posted 264 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

Gene the way I scratch my legs up they do look like they been through a briar patch sometimes. But they still purty to me cause they the only ones I got. Haaa Haaa

Thanks Bigroock it’s coming together pretty fast now

Dave I don’t think you would want to drive that far every day for sure. How bout you just come visit and I’ll let you play awhile. New tools will have to wait a while now less I get something for Christmas. You know what they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have beholded my legs so they gotta be purttier. Haaa Haaa

Thanks Tony. I already am enjoying it and it ain’t even through yet. I moved my TS, BS & SCMS out to the shop to facilitate building the doors along with 2 4’x8’ tables. Priarity one is securing that big ole hole in the wall. You’d be surprised how fast the space disappears. I posted the pic of me in front of the shop and a friend on our camping forum put a big toothy grin over my beard. I told him he was spot on with the pic.

Doug it has begun. First project will be the doors and you can bet I will have plenty of plugins. Every 4’ all way around even behind the wood storage rack and between every other 110 plugin will be a 220 plugin. Don’t want to have to use many extension cords. I have 2 4’x8’ tables that will have a power strip under the lip. I will have 3 power stickups in the floor with both 110 and 220 circuits in them. Gona be connected for sure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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patron

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#8 posted 264 days ago

what joy
congratulations !

and here i thought you grabbed some pants
from when you first though about a new shop
as a kid

enjoy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 263 days ago

Looking good, you may want to put up some more insulation, but your climate is so much warmer than
Montana that you might be OK except for the summer heat. Glad you are starting to enjoy the space,
have fun and thank you for sharing with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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stefang

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#10 posted 263 days ago

Congratulations on a great looking shop with tons of space. I can’t help wondering why you chose steel over wood construction. I don’t think wood is better, but I’m just curious.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Todd

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#11 posted 263 days ago

That is going to be one awesome shop! Congrats!!!

Is there a reason (other than not taking up ceiling space) that you just didn’t go with an insulated garage door? I have an insulated garage door in my shop.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 263 days ago

Looks a bit like the pole barn I had up in 10aSEE, except mine had wood framing, skinned in metal. The kit company I had in TN (Blitz Buildings) no longer serves this far south in JawJa and I’d sure like to do another metal building. What company is that kit from?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 263 days ago

sweet,glad the progress is coming along nicely!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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NormG

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#14 posted 263 days ago

That was a fairs days work alright, congrats

-- Norman

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ldl

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#15 posted 263 days ago

Thanks again for all the comments & questions.

Patron when I retired I said I would wear short britches as long as I can. It’s got to get pretty cold to get me out of them. 40deg will do it

Gus I plan to line the inside with OSB and put more insulation in the wall. I possibly will do same to the roof but later. Columns are 8” deep so 8’ will be a lot of insulation.

Stefang the choice for steel over wood is simply a time factor. It would be about the same price but the steel went up in 3 days. I would never have tackled a steel building but I might have a wood building. If I had elected to build it myself it would have taken to long for the help I would have.

Todd we had the rollup doors that hugged the ceiling in the shop I werked in and they were fine for it at 18’ high. Mine is 10’ at the eaves and I didn’t like that style door for my shop. I was told an insulated roll up door that rolls in a circle wasn’t available so I chose to build mine.

Joe The contractor mfg his own columns and trusses. He orders the tin and other metal sections but I never asked him from where.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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