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Old 09-19-2016, 04:13 AM
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After many years of working in caveman like conditions I am finally starting to make some improvements in my home shop. There will be a couple additions, but this year is a 12x24 extension of the shop with a 12x24 pole barn shed off the back.
I will be sliding the small existing 12x24 addition back on the new slab and infilling to match the main shop 9/12 roofline. The entire structure will be raised up 24" to give me a little more height.
My concrete guy is suppose to be here this week. I need to get my trusses and tin ordered. I took a shitload of time off work to make sure it all happens
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:40 AM
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Always nice to hear of a shop upgrade! Look forward to getting progress reports. :-)

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:29 AM
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Very cool Cav. Looking forward!
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:29 AM
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ncie and congrats.. Great to see others building.. Gives me hope..
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How will this affect your taxes ?
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After many years of working in caveman like conditions I am finally starting to make some improvements in my home shop.
Boy, I know what you mean. In my shop this is the first time in my life I have ever had a real concrete floor. And a warm shop. I spent years hunting for tools and lost bolts in the grass, cause that was the floor.
I'm so happy I could just shit.

It is a clever way to get the whole thing done like that. You just got to jack faster than they can throw block. I expect you will be scouring the neighborhood for timber blocking before this is over.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:30 AM
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I spent years hunting for tools and lost bolts in the grass, cause that was the floor.


I expect you will be scouring the neighborhood for timber blocking before this is over.

I have spent more years working in the dirt than I care to remember This shop was built as a parking garage not a workspace so it has its challenges. Next years addition hopefully will remedy that completely.
I have already been on the hunt for timber. I had quite the pile of cribbing that was exhausted quickly...I'm about to swing over to my neighbors and liberate his landscaping timbers
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That's gonna be the shortest Dutch door I've ever seen.

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Old 10-06-2016, 04:26 AM
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That's gonna be the shortest Dutch door I've ever seen.

Or for extremely tall people? All the doors are going to be changed, Minor detail at this point. Going up is presenting all sorts of issues. I am not a fan of windows but its too much work to take them out. I will just have to live with them being ridiculously high. I am still hoping this thing doesn't look goofy on 4 blocks, but I have kind of committed at this point.
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