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PGSigns 02-11-2020 10:17 AM

The new "He shed"
 
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Moved about 4 years ago and have not had a shop to work out of since. I have a garage that was just big enough to put all the tools and equipment in along with my two bikes. All my parts and other stuff went in a conex. Started planning this about a year ago and shopped everything from stick framing it to metal buildings. This is what I wanted, 40X40 with 14 foot clear inside and a lean to on one side. Steel won out over a pole barn for many reasons including cost, insulation and having wood in the ground where I live. Settled on Ironbuilt steel buildings after looking at one and talking to the guy who put it up. I liked the quality and the fact he had a good looking building and got good customer support. I had quotes from two other company's and these guys were very competitive. So here is the progress to date and hope to stand up all the steel next week.
Jimmy
Getting the area ready in this series and the layout of the building.

PGSigns 02-11-2020 10:20 AM

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In this set the concrete goes in. 42 yards of concrete, 3500 pound with fibers.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-11-2020 10:29 AM

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The steel got here Friday the 31st. Started to lay it all out and to build up all the columns and the frame work. This takes a while and also took a bit to figure it all out. Got good drawings and set of instructions that show how some of the parts go together. There are a lot of parts in one of these and may be overwhelming to folks with out construction experience and being able to read drawings. I have all the pieces ready to be set and all the perlings and girts sorted to where they go. This should save time and ease the work when the crane gets here. When your being charged by the hour you need a good plan and plenty of help.
Jimmy

mongocanfly 02-11-2020 02:34 PM

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Gonna be nice...but gotta ask..42yrds of concrete?...for a 40x40...wow...how thick did you do the slab?

PGSigns 02-11-2020 03:49 PM

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Slab is 6 1/2" thick and 8" where the lift goes. Footer is 18X18 and the piers for the columns at 24" square. A bit of overkill but I don't have to worry what I put in it. There is 25 tons of rock under the slab. Another 100 tons out front. Next pour for under the lean to is 16X40 and will take only 8 or 9 yards.
Jimmy

mongocanfly 02-11-2020 04:23 PM

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Ahhhh....nothing like a good overkill....haha...I was doing the quick math and was going "whoa"... mine is 4in and I wish I had done it thicker...course, concrete was only about $60/yard back then

PGSigns 02-11-2020 07:20 PM

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Well its a tad over $60 now. Most the 10,000 lb lifts require 6" and that is why there is 8" where the lift goes. I had a thick floor in my last shop and I liked the solid base with the lathe and the mill mounted to it.
Jimmy

Getter-Done 02-11-2020 07:57 PM

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Nice planning.
The extra concrete will help with heating and cooling the shop.
Will you have a lathe and mill in this shop?







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nlped 02-11-2020 09:03 PM

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I’m in! I wish the jerkoff that did my slab had done what I paid for :(

mongocanfly 02-12-2020 06:42 AM

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wow..your concrete is cheap...it was running right at $100/yd with fiber here last summer...may be cheaper now ..I havnt priced any this yr

richard2717 02-12-2020 07:28 AM

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Looks like a nice building Jimmy. Congrats

PGSigns 02-12-2020 08:49 AM

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3500 with fibers is $150 a yard here now and $177 retail if you don't have a commercial account. Plan is to leave the lathe, mill and the surface grinder in the other garage for now. I know where there is another mill that I may get to put in the new shop. Got to recover from this build and get back to work before buying any more equipment. Richard come visit and bring a crane. I'll put you to work and buy dinner.
Jimmy

mongocanfly 02-12-2020 05:27 PM

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Haha...I get it now...a tad over 60/yd...as in 150/yd...

PGSigns 02-12-2020 06:33 PM

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Started setting steel today. This is the left side wall and the lean to. Started on this side because it has the most structure in a small area. Gives a rigid base to work out from. My process of measure 10 or 12 times in as many ways as I could to ensure the bolts were in the right spot before pouring concrete seems to have worked out. There are 32 anchor bolts in this area. All the steel fit and everything lined up.
Jimmy

richard2717 02-12-2020 08:15 PM

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Looks like you will be done before I could even get down there. Looks like it will be a nice setup when done.

PGSigns 02-12-2020 08:50 PM

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Going to rent a telehandler next week to set the high stuff. Still welcome anytime. Oysters are good this year and all I need to do is make a phone call to get em fresh right off the boat.
Jimmy

richard2717 02-13-2020 10:45 AM

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That telehandler is probably a smart move vs the crane.

PGSigns 02-13-2020 12:39 PM

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Yup after calling the local crane guys and getting the lowest price of $150 an hour and a 4 hour minimum I can rent a telehandler for a grand for a week. Will come in handy for lots of things.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-16-2020 07:34 PM

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Ok time for an update. I have been able to get a bit more steel up. Beginning to look like a building. So far the fit has been good and it is going together nicely. Some things take a bit longer with this being my first metal building project. Just for scale my buddy that has been helping me is 6 foot and 250 lbs.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-16-2020 07:34 PM

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Screwed up loading the pictures.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-16-2020 07:40 PM

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One more picture from the other side.
Jimmy

Getter-Done 02-16-2020 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PGSigns (Post 8679620)
Ok time for an update. I have been able to get a bit more steel up. Beginning to look like a building. So far the fit has been good and it is going together nicely. Some things take a bit longer with this being my first metal building project. Just for scale my buddy that has been helping me is 6 foot and 250 lbs.
Jimmy

Nice job !! lookin good.
As far as your Scale of your Buddy.
Measuring :sumo:
So is your building (750 lbs. and 18 foot tall)??? :lol::lol:







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PGSigns 02-16-2020 10:09 PM

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Scale won't work on the weight side. The bill of lading for the delivery was over 18,000 pounds. It is about 18" at the top of the beam.
Jimmy

Getter-Done 02-16-2020 10:20 PM

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Just kidding on the math stuff.
I really like your shop!
I know your going to enjoy this.







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richard2717 02-17-2020 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 8679710)
I know your going to enjoy this.

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And you will be like the rest of us the day after it is done and wish you would/could have gone twice as big. I started with 40x60 and have added a 20x40 on one end and a 24x35 on the other end and at times still wish I had more space, just wish it was easier to heat.

PGSigns 02-17-2020 07:12 PM

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They could always be bigger. I do have a 24X30 barn style garage also. Machine shop and motorcycles will stay in that. I have a 20 foot conex I plan to put by the side of the new shop for parts storage. I'll be 62 in April and retired from my full time job in December. I plan to use what I have to keep my self just busy enough to support my truck habit.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-21-2020 01:10 PM

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Have made some more progress on the new shop. Got the doors set and the bracing in what we had gotten finished on the walls to get it ready for the roof system. Had a crane here yesterday and we got the roof beams and perlings set. At the end of the day my buddy that has been helping me was very happy we were done. Everything fit well and went together with out any issues. The snow started falling as we were finishing up. This morning everything looked like a winter wonder land.
Jimmy

mongocanfly 02-21-2020 02:18 PM

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Coming along nicely Jimmy

PGSigns 02-21-2020 09:00 PM

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Thanks for the kind words Greg. Working hard to make this a nice place to work on my trucks and what ever else comes in the door. Most of the snow melted today. Will be in the 20's tonight so won't get an early start in the morning. Next step is to put in all the bracing for the roofing system and what else go in the walls that I could not do till the rest of the steel was up. As I do that I will work on all the bracing I will put up the rest of the steel that has to be up before the sheeting starts. I figure that will take 3 or 4 days. With the snow forecast I put off the delivery of the insulation till Monday. Hope to start the sheeting by the end of next week.
Jimmy

1972K20 02-22-2020 12:48 PM

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Looks good!

PGSigns 02-22-2020 07:28 PM

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Most of the snow is gone and it got to 50 today. Was 21 at 7 am so it was chilly when I got started today. My brother came to visit and we worked on putting the bracing in roof. Worked about 7 hours on all those brackets and braces and the building kind of looks the same.
Jimmy

richard2717 02-22-2020 08:13 PM

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loooking good. just watch for the ice on the steel if stepping out on it.

PGSigns 02-24-2020 09:05 AM

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Was really nice outside yesterday and worked on the bracing. This thing has a lot of X bracing in the back half of the building and I was able to get that all completed. Down to 2 pieces in the front wall and 2 in the roof of the lean to. Did find out I was short 2 pieces for the roof framing. They are about 5 foot long that are at each corner. Going to call on that this morning. Insulation is due here today.
Jimmy

PGSigns 02-25-2020 10:55 AM

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Got all the bracing in the building and getting ready to start on the support trim around the gables and eaves that need to go up to support the roofing and siding. Did find I was missing two pieces of that and gave them a call. Very helpful and it will be here by Friday. Looks like rain for the next couple of days so progress will be slow.
Jimmy

Rickysnickers 03-05-2020 10:48 AM

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Any updates?

PGSigns 03-05-2020 09:34 PM

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I need to get some pictures off my phone and resize them. All the bracing is done, the roof is on the lean to, I finished up everything to put the roof on the main shop and it goes on Saturday. Then on to the siding. I'll get more pictures up soon.
Jimmy

PGSigns 03-06-2020 05:58 PM

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Here are some random pictures of where I am now with the shop. Plan is still to put the main roof on tomorrow.
Jimmy

richard2717 03-06-2020 06:41 PM

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Looking good Jimmy

PGSigns 03-07-2020 09:03 PM

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Did not get far today. Wind blew 15 to 20 with gust much higher. Will try again when the wind will let us work.
Jimmy

richard2717 03-07-2020 10:53 PM

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I can confirm the wind gusts. I toted this home from across the bay bridge today and the wind was so bad the GPS kept recalculating :lol:

I know I would not have been toting metal roof panels

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