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Old 10-30-2011, 05:20 PM
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Finally decided to build a shop behind my house, I'm getting tired of going to the company shop every time I need to build/repair something. Actually got started about a month ago, but just have gotten caught up enough to post some pictures.

1. Cut trees, generated about 6 loads of firewood (given away)
2. Dug stumps, piled and burned brush & limbs
3. One of the watchdogs (Slim)
4. Grading in progress
5. Footings dug.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:24 PM
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And a few shots of the footing. Poured on Wednesday, block for the foundation delivered on Friday. Mason is going to start tomorrow morning, hopefully finishing in a couple of days.
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That's some mighty red soil you got down there! How big is the new shop going to be? Good luck on the build and please post plenty of pictures. We love seeing a new shop go up around here!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:25 PM
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That's about all the ground around here-red clay and rocks. When you can back a loaded 10yd. concrete truck up 6" from the footing and it doesn't cave in, that's solid ground. The building is going to be 45' x 90' with a 20' shelter on the back side for a total of 65' x 90'.
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Stick built, metal framed or masonary building?
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Stick built, on a 2' block wall.
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Stick built, on a 2' block wall.
Same way I built my machine shed. Put in 12' walls on a 2' stem wall. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I just love a new shop thread. Lots of pictures PLEASE!

It lets us poor, knackered old buzzards live vicariously though you.

When I saw the depth of those footings, I knew you must be somewhere warm. Around my way, they require 42" depth.


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We all love new shop builds, looking forward to this one too.
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sbi1,
The start of a shop is always a picture of anticipation. I'm envious. I already want to start on a bigger one, just have to get the boss convinced.
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