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Forum topic by squazo posted 03-05-2017 03:13 AM 699 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2017 03:13 AM

I bought a building hooray! Im going to have a wood shop. Too bad its a piece of shit.

This is to inform anybody out there who may be considering purchasing from the general steel corporation to steer well clear.

i used to be an iron worker, I have fabricated and erected many steel buildings and boy oh boy, is this thing a piece of shit.

for $10,000 you would expect some(like at least one) hole to line up, well lets just say its a good thing that I am a good welder because I would completely out of luck. I have a piece of college ruled paper filled out front and back with things that do not fit at all. It started with the lies from the sales woman continued with the terrible engineers and even as I finish erecting this POS it is ending with paint that is coming off the sheets of steel. So im stuck patching rust spots.

save your self money. Do not deal with this terrible company. Also if anyone had a good experience with them please share.

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#1 posted 03-05-2017 01:53 PM

Very frustrating to have a bad buying experience. Thanks for sharing and I feel your pain. How many sq ft did you get for $10k?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#2 posted 03-05-2017 03:25 PM

I looked at those for my next shop, but after pricing, it seemed “just too good to be true”. When I compared the build cost .vs. stick built, my spidy sense was just going off and I walked away. I’m going to spend a good bit more, but the next shop will match my house and be more sold iIMO.

Good luck on finishing it off. It’s good you have experience in steel. I can imagine someone who does not.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 04:34 AM

it is 600 square ft.

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 06:02 PM

I considered a steel building for my 1200 sf shop, but eventually decided on a stick built version. Steel is great for airplane hangars, but hard to modify when needed. Wood construction is flexible so changes can be made easily without a lot of redesign. That’s why I decided on wood construction.

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