New Pole Barn

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  1. Walleyze247

    Walleyze247

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    Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements, as well.
     
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    I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
     

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    Do you know someone, anyone at all, who has built a storage building that ended up being too big? I have never heard of such nonsense! FM
     
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    I kind of wish my main floor of the storage shed wasn't so tall.
    It's really hard to warm it up in the winter.
    I don't heat it year round but do warm it up when I am doing a project.
    Insulate it well if you plan to heat it.

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    Sounds similar size to what I'm building.

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    Another idea is to pour the floor then lay a row of blocks and go up from there. My ground is wet and the poles don't hold up so well. Also I didn't make it large enough or tall enough.
     
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    Im going tall for my camper. I bought a new one last year. The other tall door is for the new boat in a year or two. I do not plan on heating it at this time. Im excited for the barn, for one, since i promised myself that I had to have a place to store a new boat. I do not want it sitting outside.
     
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    Are you doing the construction?
     
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    Plastic stapler to the underside of the rafters helps with heat loss along with tarps handing from the rafters to the floor keeps the heat in pretty good
     
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    No Jimbos, too big for me. I have friend that works with an Amish crew. I am probably doing the concrete with another buddy. I will do the electrical.
     
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    Good for you, wish mine was bigger I need to build a second barn and I wish I had a lean too (or 2)!

    Also don't make the mistake I did, if your going to insulate and finish off a portion of the barn as a shop to heat, do it now if you can. I wired mine moved all my stuff in and kept accumulating more stuff and never finished it! That was 16 years ago!


     
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    I want the lean too's for tripe!
     
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    Space abhors a vacuum!
     
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    22x30 breaking ground today hopefully! My big thing is getting my big boat out of the elements and also being able to work on it. My smaller boat is in my third bay of my garage and can get in and out but nowhere to work on wheel bearings etc... Gonna be nice!
     
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    Double lean to NOW???