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Pole Barn...40x40...
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Clipper    Posted 06-09-2003 at 08:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anyone provide plans ar a website with plans for this type of building? Much thanks in advance!!


ken mcdonnell    Posted 11-30-2005 at 15:17:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
check out www.postprotector.com


fw    Posted 06-10-2003 at 06:02:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
try this http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mwps_dis/mwps_web/fr_matls.html


This...    Posted 06-09-2003 at 11:36:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
might help you Clipper.


Clipper....That's exactly    Posted 06-09-2003 at 17:10:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
what I wuz lookin fer.....much thanks...whoever you are....


You're....    Posted 06-10-2003 at 03:44:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
much welcome Clipper!!!!!!


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 10:32:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you look around on this site you will find these guys advice there.They have pictures too.I forget where it was but one will stop by and inform you .Do you know how to get the corners right to make your building come out in 90 degree corners? First I suggest you go to a big store,Get the egineers 50 or 100 ft tape.Unless you are a math whiz. Also a project calculator. You will be glad you have them if you do much building. BUT you can do things the old way. Either works.


DeadCarp - squaring corne    Posted 06-09-2003 at 11:59:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple handy square triangles come to mind - first is the 3/4/5 triangle, so-called cuz if a triangle has a 3 side and a 4 side and it's square, the long diagonal (hypotenuse for those who like big words) side will equal 5. (or any multiple of 3,4 and 5 like 9,12 and 15 - doesn't matter if feet or inches or pencil-lengths or popbottle-widths or armlengths are used, long as they're all the same)
If that triangle is clumsy or there's something in the way so a skinny triangle would be handier, measure out a 5/12/13 one, pound stakes at the ends and that will be a square place to start too. Of course, you have to be more perzact with layout.
On the outside chance that you carefully layout your building and when it's up it STILL ends up with one extra block along one wall (gawd ferbid) and you feel for all the world like beating your noggin against aforementioned brand new wall, remember that an exact perfect square building wouldn't keep you a bit warmer than your goofy one - just makes for a less interesting story to tell your grandkids :)



Clipper... thanks....    Posted 06-09-2003 at 17:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
DeadCarp.....I have plenty of seasoned help on this project....it pays to be the Town Barber....heh heh heh


Gary, Mt Hermon, La    Posted 06-09-2003 at 12:48:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used the 3-4-5 method. Mine is 54x54. It came out right. I found the 3-4-5 method to be the easiest, especially when working with used poles of varying diameters. I got a friend to bring out his transit and used nails driven in each post to create a level line to measure up from so I could cut the post tops. I put the posts 30 inches in the ground. The barn's still solid after 10 years.


Clipper....thanks....    Posted 06-09-2003 at 17:15:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
for the post and the info....have a good one!!


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:36:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
See? All you have to do is make some noise here and help is on the way.You cant be shy,,Just keep talking about the problem.People are much like chickens.They are curious when they sense confusion.


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