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Old 05-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #253
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It's coming along! It's amazing how fast they can build these. Took one day to frame. One day to do concrete. And it would've only taken one day to put all the metal on, if the metal supplier had not shorted us. Hopefully will be complete tomorrow and we can start on electric!
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #254
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Starting my concrete work tomorrow on an 18x60 building. originally it was going to be a metal Mueller building, but after a few different "stories" from my Mueller salesman I had to cancel that order. So I will be going wiht a wood frame building instead of steel. I am fine with that, wall height will be a little lower, 15' versus the steel at 16.5'. But will be going with a 4/12 roof with scissor trusses giving more interior height rather than the 1/12 straight truss steel. All in all I am happy with the way it all worked out, just hated all the fighting with Mueller. Concrete guys say three days, builders say three days. So by the time I can park on the slab I will ahve a building to park in.
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Starting my concrete work tomorrow on an 18x60 building. originally it was going to be a metal Mueller building, but after a few different "stories" from my Mueller salesman I had to cancel that order. So I will be going wiht a wood frame building instead of steel. I am fine with that, wall height will be a little lower, 15' versus the steel at 16.5'. But will be going with a 4/12 roof with scissor trusses giving more interior height rather than the 1/12 straight truss steel. All in all I am happy with the way it all worked out, just hated all the fighting with Mueller. Concrete guys say three days, builders say three days. So by the time I can park on the slab I will ahve a building to park in.

My biggest regret in my garage was only going 15' on the walls. More height would allow me to build a partial second floor for further storage. Probably too late, but you might want to consider. Mine is 32' wide, and the extra height would be a plus.


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I have a 30x40 with a 16x13 door....I insulated it....needed in south Texas and built a mezzanine 7' high and 8' wide with stairs at the back. Stores lots of stuff I will need tomorrow and have not touched in five years...ha ha

I put several 120v outlets and one 30 amp (easily upgraded to 50 if needed) to plug in the m/h and a 220 for electric welder. Easy when wiring the barn. I will put an electric door opener in next.

I should have made it 50' long and a 14' high door....just in case I hit the lotto and get a 45' m/h.
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I have a 30x40 with a 16x13 door....I insulated it....needed in south Texas and built a mezzanine 7' high and 8' wide with stairs at the back. Stores lots of stuff I will need tomorrow and have not touched in five years...ha ha

I put several 120v outlets and one 30 amp (easily upgraded to 50 if needed) to plug in the m/h and a 220 for electric welder. Easy when wiring the barn. I will put an electric door opener in next.

I should have made it 50' long and a 14' high door....just in case I hit the lotto and get a 45' m/h.
You can never build them too big! Had to add 6' to length of mine to cover the change over from 5er to MH. I'll never need anything that want fit in the now 46' long building. Key word NEED, camped next to a 45'er week ago that DW loved and I couldn't take my eyes off that tag axl!

Morrow of story, build big!
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LOL@George.

Built my MH garage 50x50 and wish I had done 60 deep in lieu of 50 deep. Originally had a 30ft MH and it fit very nicely. Moved up to 41'-6" MH and it barely fits. Hindsight is always 20/20. Would never ever recomend to anyone building a shop to use a door less than 14' high, nor any narrower than 12' wide.
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Yes, I should have made it 40x60 but one restriction was a huge oak tree in the way but the boss said "no way" will we cut it.... I did make the floor 6" thick with high psi concrete with 9" square 1/2" rebars....it will hold lots of weight....had it ten years now and no cracks....

My 13' high door will let me park any m/h I would think of getting....most DPs that I looked at are 12' or so....but like you say, build bigger than you think you will ever need.

At 81, we don't RV as much as we used to and my old junker runs great and everything works....not sure I will trade and get possible problems with a new m/h.

It is hell getting old....ha ha
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Our cold storage shed. We are south in the warm during the winter. Shed is 36 x 72 with 16' walls. Door is 16 x 14.

Once the kids found out we had it the place is full!

Neighbour next door built a shed and I consulted with him prior to building our's. His advice "You can never build too big" was prophetic. LOL

I used to drive our garden tractor through the man door, then bought a bigger tractor!

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I measured and 18x60 will allow me to open all slides, push the gen out and open the engine cover in the rear and be able to walk around it. I won't ever have anything longer than my current 45' coach...lol I could have made mine taller, but I didn't. 15' walls with scissor trusses will allow me up on top while inside also. BUT I agree, you can't have too much shop space. I have a 40x40 shop also, now just need a building to keep my lawn equipment in....lol
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I measured and 18x60 will allow me to open all slides, push the gen out and open the engine cover in the rear and be able to walk around it. I won't ever have anything longer than my current 45' coach...lol I could have made mine taller, but I didn't. 15' walls with scissor trusses will allow me up on top while inside also. BUT I agree, you can't have too much shop space. I have a 40x40 shop also, now just need a building to keep my lawn equipment in....lol
Yah I envy your width, I built mine before I had my coach and the slides out leaves me with only inches on either side at 16' wide. Well done
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WOW! Now I have shed envy. I would park my MH in there and never leave.
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WOW! Now I have shed envy. I would park my MH in there and never leave.

Oh Im sure you would leave once you realized winter arrives end of Sept, -40 is here by christmas, and the snow doesnt leave til now!
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