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Second Day on the Barn Framing!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 20:19:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is the second day on the framing. Tomorrow they will be ready to put the metal on the building. The trusses will be raised with wenches mounted on top of the posts. Then they will put the perlins between them and the tails for the over hang around the building. I finished the grading around the barn with the Ferguson for run off and will do the inside tomorrow after they leave for the day, with the sandy loam material. Mark H.

Deb and Ray    Posted 05-22-2002 at 15:00:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WOW! We are impressed Mark, wish it was ours. Please keep those pictures coming . good luck with the rest of it, we are happy for your family, they will have a lot fun in it, and a lot of work too! LOL. until tomorrow, DEB & RAY in LOUISIANA!

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 18:11:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
It looks alot more done today! Mark H.

bob ny    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:09:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
is yhis for dairy or beef or hosses is it gonna be pens or open stable

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:28:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
This will be for meat steers. 36 X 60 is for hay storage and 12 X 60 is for the feeding area. There will be a 12 X 12 tack/grain room in one corner in the hay area. I also hope I will be able to keep my tractors in there during the winter except the one I use for plowing. Mark H.

Sam    Posted 05-22-2002 at 08:28:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure happy for you. Looked over your lighting and I think you got it covered. I over lighted mine and wasted money. GE factory said I needed 15 Low bay and I needed 4 luck I only had money for 8 at the time, but I only turn on 4 at a time.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:16:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy that would bring up the candle power in there to office space lighting! They like you to buy lots of lights from them. I did a rehersal hall for the Seattle Oppra and put 400watt Metal Helides every 15 ft for them and it was like day light. I switched them so they could do every other one and outside patterns too. I remote mounted all the ballest out side the hall to keep the noise out. That was a real tuff wireing job doing it that way. Mark H.

Fred Tx    Posted 05-22-2002 at 08:16:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Outstanding Mark. I recently had a 24 X 48 open one side barn built. Wish I had enclosed one 12 foot bay.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:24:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
With our blowing snow during the winter you need it closed up or it will drift inside the building. If we have another fire I wanted to be able to close it up tight for flying sparks! I put roll/up doors at the ends of the feeding area that I can close tight. there is a feeding area down one side 12 X 60 with full length manger except for a gate to run cows thru the squeese chute. That way the cows can't get to the hay and it will be clean where you walk to throw hay into the mangers. Then I can clean out the feed area with my tractor by just blading down it and out the end to the pile. Mark H.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-22-2002 at 08:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lookin real good so far Mark! I don't quite get where the trusses will go - between the inner posts? Up here they use trusses but span wall-wall
to eliminate inner posts.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wanted head room and since the side walls are 8' 6" that would have kept that height all the way accross. The first row of inside posts are out 12' then a 24 ft spand the trusses sit on top of. Then it repeats on the other side with a 12' ft section. The posts are to long because they were out of stock for the right ones so the tops will be cut off after they lift up the truss with them. The truss end will match up on the end of the 2 X 12 and continou the roof line up. The truss is only for over the 24' spand area Which will give me around 14 ft head room in the middle. Mark H.

EIEIO    Posted 05-21-2002 at 20:28:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking good, I'll say a few prayers so that the weather stays good for you. Also when you are done if you want to stay in practice we have a few small projects you might want to help with. LOL

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 20:37:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will need it! The Metal goes up Thursday and I am hoping for no wind. Tomorrow (Wednesday) it is predicted to have 30 mph gusts so maybe it will be OK for Thursday and it will be safer to put the roof metal up. We have been having just enought rain to make the dirt pack real nice with out straining my well wetting it down all the time. Mark H.

LH    Posted 05-21-2002 at 20:26:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's great progress Mark, and looking real good.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 20:33:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks and I got my first extra charge today! $400.00 to up/grade the doors to the Premuim Grade aluminum frame and heavy duty rollers and tracks. I have had problems with the cheaper doors befor and thought these would be better. What the heck it's only money!!! Mark H.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-22-2002 at 05:35:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark the $400 is a lot less than changing the doors later, at full price, if the others don't stand up. Framing looks real good, hope weather is today too.
Later Bob

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-22-2002 at 06:50:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
YA! Since the 2-doors are 13 ft high and 12 ft wide I figured that it was worth it. I sure don't want to hang them again. Mark H.

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