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Pole barn size?
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deadcarp    Posted 11-03-2003 at 10:42:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
our neighbor builds lotsa local pole barns so he's seen lotsa them - most shrink by the time they're built and the owners right away wish they'd gone bigger. well he has developed a simple plan for estimating the room you'lll need ahead of time and it might work. what you do is get on your biggest tractor, drive around and hook up all your road vehicles and implements behind it at once, tow them to where you want the building and make a full circle. unhitch and start setting posts. long as your barn posts clear your tractor tracks, you should have enough room :)

another trick    Posted 11-03-2003 at 18:54:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I started building an addition onto our hay shed. First a 16 X 14 shed roof attached on one gable.
It has slowly evolved into nearly a complete wrap around with two hips on the one side. Stores well over 120 round bales. Next portion will be on the weather side. It will be a simple shed with closed 1/2 gables on each end. When I started it years ago I was convinced the 16 X 14 was all it would be. Wife won't hardly let me talk about adding a machine shed to our packing barn. Hard to look at this old machinery of mine laying under tarps too. If you plan to build then you might want to plan to do it in stages and as your budget allows. That's my story and I'm sticking to it... now may be a good time to bring up that machine shed idea again....

Mike D.

toolman    Posted 11-03-2003 at 10:52:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
i disagree, you have a good forumla, but i think you should do as you suggested and multiply at least by a factor of two, that should help if you don,t plan on spending more than about 10 or 15 years in the same place. junk grows ya know.

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