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Old 03-31-2016, 08:52 AM   #407
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We have a pole barn-style we had built early last year. It is 24 wide x 40 long x 14 high walls, w/14x14 roll-up door and 1 std. walk-thru door, all on a 5" slab (all of that included in the price). I then added 30a and 50a outlets plus several 110v outlets and overhead LED lighting (100a service box). I also put in a grey water dump. We have room inside to open slide and awning and still walk around. It's modest, but what we could afford. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the construction.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:15 PM   #408
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Day 6... 3 man crew today. Not quite done.

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Old 03-31-2016, 03:17 PM   #409
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I didn't do anything on the inside,... really don't need it for anything but shade and storage...



oh yeah... it's at our vacation home in havasu...

Looks good to me!
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:19 PM   #410
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We have a pole barn-style we had built early last year. It is 24 wide x 40 long x 14 high walls, w/14x14 roll-up door and 1 std. walk-thru door, all on a 5" slab (all of that included in the price). I then added 30a and 50a outlets plus several 110v outlets and overhead LED lighting (100a service box). I also put in a grey water dump. We have room inside to open slide and awning and still walk around. It's modest, but what we could afford. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the construction.

I like it. I wish I was doing a dump, but it would require a new tank as the building is a haul from where our current tank is. I have the space to do it, so we can add it later if it becomes an issue. Since getting rid of the MH, we probably won't be camping without hookups too often.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:01 PM   #411
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I like it. I wish I was doing a dump, but it would require a new tank as the building is a haul from where our current tank is. I have the space to do it, so we can add it later if it becomes an issue. Since getting rid of the MH, we probably won't be camping without hookups too often.
Then I would put in the pipe where you want it and run it to a dead end outside the building before you have the concrete poured. Really make adding it later a lot easier.
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That's what I did. Luckily we have enough slope and distance that dumping 35 gallons or so gray water won't make a mess anywhere that matters. I plan to add a septic-type dump later and simply extend the current pipe into it. My main problem will be to find a spot where I can dig a hole for it. We have so much rock around here it's a challenge. Good luck.
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Day 6.5... 2 man crew. The Morton work is done. The concrete is scheduled for next week followed by the electrical and garage door. I can't wait to "move in".

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Then I would put in the pipe where you want it and run it to a dead end outside the building before you have the concrete poured. Really make adding it later a lot easier.
Absolutely . Also driveway sleeves, conduit, or anything else you think you may ever need. PVC pipe is cheap and you will be glad you did it.
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Absolutely . Also driveway sleeves, conduit, or anything else you think you may ever need. PVC pipe is cheap and you will be glad you did it.
What are driveway sleeves?
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head gamez. Building is looking very nice. Having a dump inside is very handy. Those that think about doing this in the future and think their building is too far from the septic tank or sewer, you can always put in a lift station to pump it to the septic tank or sewer. I own a septic tank cleaning company. I was able to have enough fall to be able to gravity dump ours into our septic tank. Always put a dump in and stub it outside for future use while poring the concrete. Makes doing it later a lot easier.
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Sleeves are PVC pipes ran across the driveway or slab for future use. I build streets and drainage for a living. Every project has designed sleeves installed for future irrigation, electrical, control wiring, etc. When I built my driveway 20 years ago, I installed 2-4" PVC pipes every 200' along my driveway. I have since used about half of them. I did the same thing when I built my RV carport. PVC pipe is cheap. Cutting and repairing a street or driveway is not.
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Why build before concrete

This is probably a really stupid question, but why do so many of these buildings get built prior to the concrete pour? Obviously, I have never built one of these, but to me, it seems that you would want the entire building "on top" of the concrete. I understand that you are pouring footers (in some cases) for the building frame. But wouldn't you want the whole thing (base of wall, etc) sitting on the concrete?

What am I missing?
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This is probably a really stupid question, but why do so many of these buildings get built prior to the concrete pour? Obviously, I have never built one of these, but to me, it seems that you would want the entire building "on top" of the concrete. I understand that you are pouring footers (in some cases) for the building frame. But wouldn't you want the whole thing (base of wall, etc) sitting on the concrete?

What am I missing?
That's what the foundation "walls" are for. The inner flooring is considered more finish work than base foundation work. It's not load bearing. And if you poured the floor early on, there'd be a lot of issues with damage from tools being dropped, etc.
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Here are a few photos of our new RV Carport/Garage. We are due to close on the beach house later this month.

There is a rear open alley to access the RV Carport. Something that is unique to the area. Two car garage adjacent to the Carport to store all of our "stuff". House is all on the second floor, no fear of flooding! 1400 sq/ft of living area on the second floor, plenty for the two of us.

Plan to get the house settled with new furniture, etc. before heading north to cooler weather.

Looking forward to the change and having more space to relax in while wintering in Florida each year.

Only two blocks from the ocean. Walking distance to surf fishing, etc.

Still plan to use the coach for summer travels while getting away from the heat, humidity and bugs of Florida during the hot summer months.

I guess we will now be Part-Timers after being Full-Time RVer's for over 14 years. We still have a lot to see and do while traveling the country and will never get tired of RVing.

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