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Wood Being deliverd for the Barn
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 12:25:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is one load of wood. Another is on the way with the trusses, metal and the doors. Mark Hendershot


RAY DEB    Posted 05-21-2002 at 08:39:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well Mark , I know i would have butterflies in my stomach , if they deliverd that load of wood to our place. Raymond and i can't wait to start building things also. So please keep the pictures coming! good luck with your barn, also i know your family will love it. DEB & RAY in Louisiana.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:20:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
All the metal and trusses just came and the guys are busy putting wood up. Got 20 yards of nice clean sandy/dirt dropped off for free this morning. I guess the guy I allways help out is returning the favor and it is becoming a barn raising party! Mark H.


Chuck, WA    Posted 05-21-2002 at 08:10:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark...nice pics. My barn is coming more slowly. A group of friends is helping me, and all but one are not yet retired, so we mainly work on it over the weekends.

Interesting differences in our barns, maybe due to mine being much smaller and in different country - maybe different building codes. You may recall from a previous post that I'm about 150 miles south of you in the Lower Columbia Basin - Central Washington, about 35 miles north of the Oregon border.

Mine is 24x36 with a 12x36 open area under a lean-to roof, 12 ft at the eaves, and gambrel roof with peak at about 21 ft. It has one 10 x 16 roll-up door and a couple of man-doors (3 ft and 4 ft), a couple of windows up on the gables, and one 4x6 ft window over my workbench on the north wall.

My posts are set in natural backfill (not concrete) on 4" concrete pads in the bottom of the 18" x 4 ft holes, but our soil is clay, and water settled and tamped, it sure dries hard! In our dry climate (7 in of rain yearly), there's no chance of soft ground letting the posts move, even in our sometimes strong winds.

At this point, the posts are set and girts installed. We install trusses this weekend.

I have a few pics, but none current. Next time the friend with the camera comes out to take pictures, I'll try to post one.


Hal/WA    Posted 05-21-2002 at 22:55:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chuck, how are you getting away with no concrete around your poles? I have been led to believe that it was required all over in Washington. Maybe it is just a rule in Spokane County. Or is there some agricultural exemption?

I have been tempted to just build a pole building using concrete only where it will do me some good--in the floor. But I am afraid the building inspector will drive by and "red tag" my new building and make me tear it down. And maybe fine me. Good luck with your construction.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:27:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any Barn is a nice one to have you only need it as big as your needs require. I hope this one will take care of them. Since I have a smaller one 28 X 32 for calving and a place for the bull to stay. Wind is a problem up here that's why the concrete to hold the building down not up. Have seen them get up to 80 mph in 6 years but 40-50 is a regular thing around us all year long and 5-20 on a dayly basis. Mark H.


kraig WY Mark, need to go to the Tales Board    Posted 05-20-2002 at 14:19:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
and check out Keith's link to the Indiana Round Barns.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 15:55:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Them's some nice barns!! Do you think the craftmans are still out there to build the? Mark H.


Sam    Posted 05-20-2002 at 12:43:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great: keep pictures coming


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 12:28:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is 3-hours of work done! The last two poles go in after the concrete is poured in the others. Tomorrow they put the rest of the wood up along with the trusses. Mark H.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-20-2002 at 13:26:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark that barn is looking good, bet the cattle are looking on with interest too.
Later Bob


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-20-2002 at 14:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are done for the day now. All the posts are set in concrete, 12 yards total aprox 70,000 lbs of ancor for wind. Tomorrow the braces come off and framing starts. Not to bad for the first day. Mark H.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-20-2002 at 18:32:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Never think much about wind down here Mark, don't have the constant wind. I guess that is what they talk about in the ghost town books, old buildings all leaning from the constant and heavy wind up on the divde.
Later Bob


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