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Quonset Huts
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vrickster    Posted 11-16-2004 at 16:25:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can those of you that have one, give me advantages and disadvantages of quonset huts for equipment storage and workshop. Especially would like to hear from those that have the old style build in the 50's. Those are the ones with the internal curved ribs and the corrigated steel skins

TimV    Posted 11-16-2004 at 18:25:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
vrickster: The place where I work is located in two Quonset huts. The biggest annoyance is the lack of storage space--much like a hip-roofed barn, there's not as much as you would think. The curve of the walls means that anything more than a couple of feet high has to come out from the wall a proportionate amount in order to fit. Thus, you end up with less "true" floor space than the footprint of the building. Other than that, we've been using these since the '50's, and they're still holding up fine.

Chas in Me    Posted 11-16-2004 at 17:38:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up here, the biggest problem with them is snow load. If the snow piles up on one side and not the other, they will collapse.

bob ny    Posted 11-16-2004 at 16:35:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
i can say one thing it's a hoot hanging anything on the inside walls

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