Shop on the hill for Victoria and my sons hobbies

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    Thank you gdrill, you have seen this little A body move in to a couple new shops here on the hill bud :thumbsup:

    My son said it is best to go up for storage and build a walk way around two walls . Thank you :thumbsup:
     
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      Nice shop MeMike, and sounds like your boy's are top notch. I hope you enjoy your new shop as much as I enjoy mine. please keep us posted on building Victoria and please send more pic's on that daily driver p/u you have.
       
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        I missed your post G :BangHead: Wow !! just like it, and thank you bud, I seem to live out there of late :lol:
         
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        memmike, I know this is my dumb, but I would like to learn new construction techniques, so do you mind if I ask: What is it about your roofing system that allows it to get by with less support between the rafters than I would normally expect to see? Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
         
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        All to Speck here in Arkansas, all or most metal buildings go this rout
         
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          I was lucky to see this unit for sale here in town, 5 tones of a/c and heat (Heat pump package unit) for the shop for $500.00. my oldest son stepped up and bought it, and I just finished forming up and pouring 800 lbs of concrete :thumbsup: Now to buy some 8 gage thnn stranded wire and buy a thermostat

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            It's looking good Mike. When it's all done your wife will never see you much because you will be in the shop.
            I stay in mine more than the house for sure.
             
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              Oh believe me she is looking forward to that :lol: Thank you :thumbsup:
               
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                I believe our specs are different further north. Probably because of the snow load.
                 
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                  I bet you are right, because all the metal buildings here for farmers and businesses are dun this way, very strong there are 2 2x4 in each run between the rafters Mike, and the metal roofing is a heavy gage :thumbsup:
                   
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                    When I got my building permit I ask what the codes were and they said they didn't care how I built it.
                     
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                    You must be out in the county then ? Build it tuff for a long happy life :thumbsup:
                     
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                      Looks darn good, BUT don't you know sweating IS healthy!!!!!! Heat is for sissies too.
                       
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                        Around here, removing the humidity is the key. 85° and dry is quite comfortable.
                         
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                          When are you movin' the TV up there LOL?
                           
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                            Sure is better than a window open with a fan running.
                             
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                              I live in a very small town and I did build it a little over kill. It's 28' x 40' with a 12' side wall and just like what you did Mike all tin.
                               
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                                To cold up here to sweat barbee. Well compared to where you live.
                                 
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                                  Did that for many years CF but now I got AC. Well in the house not the garage.
                                   
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                                    Morning everyone.
                                    One day closer to the weekend.
                                     
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                                      , It sure is :thumbsup: Good morning from here in the deep south where it is 74 degree's already this morning :BangHead: 86 % humidity, I lived 60 years with out it in a shop, not going to complain about having it now, plus ! it's not everyday a man can buy a $2.000 dolor package unit for $500. ($4.000.00 new) I am a blessed man on the hill here in Arkansas :thumbsup:
                                       
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                                        Wow !! 12" thick !! I bet that keeps the cold outside :)
                                         
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                                        Sorry Mike I meant 12' tall, I'm 6" deep but well insulated.
                                        Don't need ac in the garage would only need it a few days a year. But where you live you seldom use heat I would guess.
                                         
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                                          Very nice...enjoy
                                           
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                                            Here in northest Arkansas yesterday it was 97 degrees outide, 105 in the shop at 2pm. humidity was 89 percent in the shop at the I started up the used unit and it runs perfect. two hours later the humidity was 53 percent and 77 degrees :thumbsup: memikie is a happy camper :thankyou::thankyou:

                                            The time and cash (500.00) for the unit and a couple hundred getting it up and running is very cheep for this 3 tone unit. another step is dun, now to pipe a supply vent (14") and build a return filter box

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