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Holes dug poles in tomorrw!!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-19-2002 at 21:52:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got the holes dug for the Barn. There was 28 of them to dig. One hole is only 3' deep hit a rock as big as a car!! They will pore more concrete in the hole to make up for it. I was worried some because there are a lot of rocks around here above and below ground. I will get a picture once the pole are up. They figure about 12 yrds of concrete for them. Mark H.


Sam    Posted 05-20-2002 at 10:23:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
How tall is the barn with 26' post???
I went 16' side walls and used 20' post!


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 11:10:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
The side walls are 8 ft and the ridge is 24 ft. tall No posts in the center because of a 24 ft wide clear span in the middle of the 48 ft wide by 60 long with a 6-12 pitch on the roof. Trusses go on the top of the posts for the height and posts are 12 ft on center and perlins between the trusses. They have got all but 4 in the ground in 3 hours so far! Straite as a arrow to and concrete comes this afternoon. Real happy with the crew I got doing the job. Mark H.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:09:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy did it rain last night!! We had rolling thunder and BIG Lightning Strikes!! Loudest Thunder I have heard in a long time, the house shook to! We got more rain last night then we have had all year. It is still raining out but we need it. I hope the guys brought there rain coats. I think they brought the rain because they are from the coast not Idaho like I thought. There won't be any dust on the site now, and Carol planted the garden yesterday so all in all it is just right for all concerned. Mark H.


bob ny    Posted 05-20-2002 at 04:51:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark we put up a pole building 3 years ago once they get the poles in the ground you will be suprised how fast the rest goes up just make sure that codes are followed as they put it up we had a problem and they had to remove a section after it was almost complete good luck
and don't forget to put the evergreen branch
on the finished frame before the roof and sides
are put on bob



Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:12:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is that like the Troll under the bridge? For good luck? Mark H.


bob ny    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:17:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes for luck and long life of building


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:33:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wonder if a Pine Tree branch will do. Mark H.


bob ny    Posted 05-20-2002 at 07:18:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
sure will most of the lumber will be pine


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 07:43:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of it will be Doug Fir building grade. Not sure what the timber will be. Some of the posts are 26 ft long and all pressure treated to at least 60% of the wood (arsnic treated too) Not sure how they still get the good stuff anymore. Mark H.


bob ny    Posted 05-20-2002 at 12:13:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
up here the contractors have been using aloy of laminated for longer sections and beams they are suposed to be stronger and the glue is a anti rot and anti inaect


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 15:01:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
We call them Glue Lams around here and engineered joists. Glad I am not building now that's alot of wood to lift in place. Mark H.


Mudcat49    Posted 05-20-2002 at 04:27:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark: kan U say dianimite?


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:14:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were lucky it was on a short pole so with more concrete no problem. The soil was like pit run under the top soil so it is nice and solid for building on. Mark H.


Les...fortunate    Posted 05-20-2002 at 02:43:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only place around here where you can dig and not hit a rock is in the cemetery.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 06:21:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were real lucky to dig as many as we did deep enought! Some of the rocks stick out of the ground 40 ft around here! We had to move some for my under ground water tank and when we dug out the hill side for the shop too. They were truck size and made nice decoration bumpers for the place. The house got moved over 15 ft because of solid rock and getting the foundation deep enought. Where we put the septic system the dirt was perfect no rock (little gravel in it) and just right for drainage reasons. Mark H.


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