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Laying out pole barn poles
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Alan Arvin    Posted 07-04-2003 at 15:11:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello everyone
My neighbor asked me to help build a large pole barn(128 by 60).How do we accurately measure the pole holes and set the poles perfectly square?I built my own pole barn eight years ago,but it was only 48 by 38.It seems to me measuring corner to corner with a very long tape measure would be inaccurate.What is the easiest way to measure and set his poles?He thinks i know what im doing but boy do i have him fooled!Thanks alot everybody.


rhudson, optical transit.    Posted 07-04-2003 at 17:13:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thats getting a little large to use the trig. diag. or multiple of the 3-4-5 triangle method. know anyone that has a contractors sight level or a transit? maybe a rental store. that and a good 300 ft tape.


buck    Posted 07-04-2003 at 15:45:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

The diagonal measurement will be 141.365' or 141'4 3/8" Get this by taking the square root of 128 x128 + 60 x 60. However in this case I would choose to work with a lessser measurement so liking to always work with one complete side then the diagonal of 60 one side and 60 of the long side would be 84.85' or 85' 10 1/4" Start by staking and string line the long side, then stake off 60 from each corner stake. now pull 2 tapes at one time, one from corner along the 60 side and the other ftom the 60 along the long side and intersect the tapes at 60' for 60' side and 84.85 from the 60' along the long side. This is your corner. Repeat for other end of barn and double check the 128' length between the last two stakes set. All these mesurements must be taken level and with equal tension on the tapes


cody    Posted 07-04-2003 at 15:23:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
start with one long string say 136 then 4 feet from end lay 2nd string for end and use 3,4,5 method that strats with square corner then run second string 136 long 30 ft up and use small blocks to square till you get your leight you need and then a third string for last wall but doing corner to corner works fine too


Clod    Posted 07-04-2003 at 16:49:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go spend 28 bucks on a project calculator.


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