Our summer project (which is now extending into Autumn)

The things we do that keep us from being with our Patrol.

Postby moore_rb » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:57 am

When we bought this house and property 8 years ago, it came with a 24x40 utility shed/barn on it, which we converted into a stable for the girl's horses...

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Fast forward to 2020. I needed something to keep me from going stir-crazy during all this COVID drama/BS, so I started planning a new workshop for my car projects. Nothing fancy, just a pre-fab steel building, but as I started planning the project it became vary clear (very early) that more than 60% of the total cost of the project ends up at ground level. Footings, concrete slabs, extra inspections, the $$$$$$$$ was adding up like crazy.

So one day while I was out there with my measuring tape and my stakes and string, I glanced over at that old tin barn, and realized I was doing this ALL WRONG - That old building ALREADY sat on a concrete foundation (in fact, we had to spend a ton on thick rubber mats to protect the horses hooves from the concrete). and that got me thinking: Why not just set up a new barn for the animals, and convert the old building into my workshop? Every one of the pre-fab steel building companies I looked into offered a "direct to ground" anchoring system, and the more I thought about it, the more sense it made... Except for one thing. I only get to be 50% of the decision making process around here, and the other half is impaired by her COMPLETE lack of ability to pre-visualize ANYTHING.

So, I shifted gears, and started drawing plot plans, and using the steel companies' design tools to draw up some more "barn looking" structures... When I was ready, I took my drawings, and my yellow pad full of notes, and went to work on my sales pitch.

It took a couple more weeks, and about 72,000 more design revisions on the building company's website (our sales rep deserves a medal) but finally, we had a plan for a 3-wall structure that would serve the primary purpose.

8 weeks later, they arrived to throw up the primary structure. In the meantime, I had 70 tons of fill to spread and compact to set the grade. My little tractor got a workout.

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These guys were AMAZING- it was 110F+ every day they were out there, but a crew of 4 had this building up, anchored, and trimmed out in 4 days. They REALLY deserve a medal.

They anchor these buildings to the ground with these huge corkscrew anchors that screw into the ground about 4 feet (they used 36 of them on this project) - pretty cool, and from a building permit standpoint, this is still considered a portable, non permanent structure- resulting in an easier (cheaper) permit process, to boot.

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Once the primary structure was up, the project was half over- Now it was my turn to build out horse stalls, do the electrical sub panel and run for the lights, and run a water line for a hose barb.

Another 4 weeks later, here's where we are... The animals are all moved over, and she has runs set up for all her fancy pure breed chickens

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And the old building is abandoned.. Ready to be gutted, cleaned up (it's gonna take me 2 days with the pressure washer, easily) and walled back in. Hopefully, now that cooler weather is here, I will be able to grind on this project through the winter, and be ready to start moving in tools and junk by next spring...

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Postby plateaucal » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:20 am

What a beautiful spread! Can we have our next Patrol convention there?
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Postby jwgreen » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:42 am

Looking good Rob!! Great way to maximize what you already have in place to save $$$$. I'm actively looking for property to move to and build a barndo!!!!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:46 pm

Congratulations. That will be a great work space for you when it's done.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:14 pm

May I start calling you Noah? ;)
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Postby moore_rb » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:17 am

L60Boerne wrote:May I start calling you Noah? ;)
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Well, All it would take to set this new building afloat are some pontoons.. and God knows we already have the "2 of every species" requirement just about covered. :whistle:

I caught my daughters online the other day, looking at Alpacas. Before they could even ask, I said "Only if you can prove that they are delicious" 8-)
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Postby jwgreen » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:49 pm

"Only if you can prove that they are delicious"


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Sounds like something I'd say to my wife when she asks if we can get a {fill in the blank}
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Postby moore_rb » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:17 pm

Hello 60Patrolers... Happy New Year!

Just checking in with an update on my "old barn, new workshop" project... I've been burning every hour not-working, or not-sleeping, getting this old shed closed in, and this past week I started moving some tools, parts and junk out there.

I framed in the sides with steel and hung tin siding, and made a pair of 10x10 sliding barn doors.

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and open

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Once the building was closed in and chicken/goat proof, then came the pressure washing on the inside... Days and days of pressure washing

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I threw up a quick workbench to use while I keep building out the interior

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and a neighbor gave me an old steel warehouse shelf, that holds enough parts to build a pair of Nissan Patrols (convenient, since I've got a pair of Nissan Patrols to build 8-) )

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and this past weekend, I moved the Patrols out to the backside of the shed, and covered them back up with tarps

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(I scored some MAJOR wife-points moving all the junk out of the backyard... Now that it's behind the old tin shed, you can't even see it from the house... I'm GOLDEN. )

So that's where the project stands now... I still need to re-do the electrical run for 220v in order to run my compressor and welders, and still a lot of stuff to sort out in the garage, pack up, and move, but it's been a fun project, and I am SUPER excited to have all my tools, parts, and supplies in close proximity.

so that's it for now- 2021 is the year that Rob gets his garage cleaned out, and gets his workshop up and running.... And then I'll be back to wrenching and hacking on cars, trucks, and Nissan Patrols....
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