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Old 01-25-2015, 12:06 PM   #435
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Wow it really turned out nice.
I remember you talking about your plans and now its done Wonderful. I was just thinking last night I hadn't heard from you lately. I bet your breaking in the new MH....
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #436
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Scott, the contractor I used, to build mine, also poured the floor after the building was built, (mine is pole-barn style construction). The way he did it actually increases the strength of the structure, which I would discuss, but don't want to stray off-topic.

My friend down the street, just finished up a 40'x42', in which the floor was poured towards the end. His building is conventional footers, 4 courses of block, and stick-built. I don't think it's that uncommon, as it does help protect it from sub-contractor damage during the majority of the build.
I recently put a new addition on my house (couple bedrooms over a two-car garage) and like others, they pour the floor after all the work is done. Was given the same answer as to why - it protects the floor from damage as workers do their thing (like dropping hammers, driving forklifts, etc.).
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:57 PM   #437
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We will pour our floor after as the shed is already built.

I notice most commercial buildings are poured after the structure is up. It can help to prevent the floor from drying out or freezing depending upon the time of year.

I had to put a timer on the lights in the shed. I forgot a couple times to turn the lights off when leaving. Found them still on a couple days later.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:03 PM   #438
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Our 30'x36' RV garage soon to be 30x48'

I may have posted these in another section in the past, but I thought I'd post them here because it just seems like some of you may see our design. The building is 30' wide, 36' deep which gave us the ability to put 2 ea 15' sliding doors with a 14' opening. I"m new at backing the trailer in and I figured that 15' is better than the standard 12' barns have.

We just added 50 amp service spit 30amp RV pug and then 20 amp standard pugs for other uses. We had Florecent lights installed and it has fit our needs well. But, then I started to think, the guy that built this also built our barn and they do really good work, well, they are retiring and I called them to see if they would add 12' to the front, it should be fairly easy to add the 12', all they have to do is take the doors off the track and remove the track they will extend the garage 12' and replace the track and doors on the front...

Right now, we have the Jayco 26rks and we may just want to go to a 5th wheel or even looking at MH's ... a little more space can never hurt... hope to get the additional length done in late February or early March...

That Morton RV garage really looks nice, we talked to them about our Barn when we were looking.. they didn't have the contractors in our area and they would have come from out of state... So, we found our local guys!

Any questions feel free to ask, we have photos of the construction from day one!

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Well,
I guess I can see the point in pouring the slab after the building is built but, also as stated, out here in the West, of all the buildings, residential, commercial, barns etc., the slabs are poured first and then, the walls are tied directly to the concrete via "J-anchors" or, power studs shot into the concrete. Oh well, it all works. In any case, it's sure nice to have a roof over the RV to protect it.
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Oh well, it all works. In any case, it's sure nice to have a roof over the RV to protect it.
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Scott, you're right, that is how it's done, in a lot of areas. On my building, which is PB construction, there are 8x8 posts set in concrete 4' in the ground, every 8', around the entire perimeter.

The building was then framed out with 2x8's on 24" centers, with the bottom plate set at finish floor level. Bottom plate was drilled and J-bolts hung, so later, when the floor was poured, concrete floated right up to the bottom of the bottom plate, and surrounding each J-bolt.

So that ties the walls into the concrete floor, for additional strength. Allowed, but not required by code.

I think we'll continue to find that building methods will vary. Many different ways to achieve the desired result.
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This thread has been pretty quiet lately, so I thought I'd place an update. The rv garage now has been drywalled, stuccoed and shingled. We're going to leave it alone for awhile now and concentrate on getting the house ready to be drywalled. The garage needs to get electrical and plumbing completed yet. Getting there

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That looks awesome Jeff. We like house pictures too
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Question Jeff, we noticed when traveling across NM that whole cities were all painted that brownish/tan color. Is there a building restriction regarding color in that part of the country? We just thought it odd that that many people think alike!
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Thanks Mike.

Ya Huntnski, we are in a planned subdivision. They have a palate of colors that you can choose from and I guess they are pretty much all variations of browns, with a few yellowish and greenish tones. Pretty much to blend in with mother nature. But hey my trim is painted grey Here is a G-Earth screen shot taken right after we got the basement poured, and ya you are correct, there is a lot of brown on those neighboring houses.

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WOW!! That's all that can be said about some of these garages...just wow! They are beautiful!! We are full time in our MH, but kept some land we owned in Louisiana. We built a 50x60 "half" pole barn on the property. I wanted a full wall on the side closest to the road for privacy, and one end wall because we may one day build an outdoor kitchen. The driveway and rear are open. There are full hookups (50 amp electric, water well, and septic) under the roof. When we are "home" visiting family, we just back her in and live under roof for awhile. Here are pics of the building, my outdoor sitting area, and my view of our property when relaxin' outside. Click image for larger version

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That's a different approach but it sure seems to work out well for you.
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I like that half pole barn design, Tracy and Byron. Way to think "outside the box" .

If that structure was placed in AZ on the outskirts of town, and you came back to visit every few months, it would be full of tumbleweeds!
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