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  • #46950

    jmayo
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    Thought I would share with the board the new project me and the tractor will be working on. I don’t know if these pic’s will give you a good view. It is a 48×30 foot garage. They are getting ready to pour the slab as we speak. I have someone else doing the concrete work, but I really want to frame it myself. I kind of think of it as “therapy”.
    It will have 3 stalls 2 9ft, and one 12 foot wide. The 12 foot I will make 10ft high. Plan on 12 foot walls. After all the doors, it left a little room on the end for a work space. I plan on room in attic trusses for space upstairs. Yes and allowing for hydronic heating. DO it now, cause it will be more expensive to do it later.

    Call me crazy, but I guess in my old age I don’t need an excuse.

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    Bob Rooks
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    Very smart with the hydronic heating imo. Is this a steel building? I don’t see where sill plates would go. Are your trusses engineered for load bearing in addition to snow and wind? Unless they are I wouldn’t do that.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    CTOA
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    Looking good, keep us updated with the progress! :-)

     

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  • #46957

    jmayo
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    Amazing how fast they poured 24 yards of concrete with that pump truck. This is going to be wooden framing 2×6 walls. There is a 6″ stem wall above the concrete floor, but it extends to the footing below the frost line, so the they are 48″ walls. I don’t know if you can make it out, but there are metal straps cast into the foundation walls at the corner of the garage doors. These are for shear strength, and will be nailed to the studs of the walls. There are bolts cast into the foundation to bolt the sill to.

    The trusses, I’ve been working on with a company. In this county they have to have a certain load, (I think 40/20), but if there is plumbing in the floor it is boosted up by 10 or so, and that is what we have being planned.

    Alot of guys use a water heater for their heating of the floors, but I understand that this is rather ineffecient, although it is the least expensive way to go. I am thinking of a propane boiler, in a closed system, so it will just be circulating the antifreeze. Also going to put in a point of use water heater at a sink inside. (I have a frost free hydrant inside the foundation. (My wife insists on the sink in the garage for washup.) Imagine that.

  • #46959

    DavidPrivett
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    I have heard of people using a outside wood burning boilers to heat the bldg. and floor, just a thought if you gots lotsa fallen wood sitting just going to rot.

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