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Old 01-26-2015, 12:12 AM   #15
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A dry well is a pit dug what ever size you want, then fill to 1 ft. from ground fill with 3 inc gravel or broken concrete, rocks etc. just not large pcs. then cover w/soil. You can plant seed or flowers or any thing but bushes & trees on top. Run 3 inch or 4 inch pipe to pit w/enough pitch to drain properly. I Think I made mine 4ft. sq. by 4ft. deep, I do not use in winter so don't worry about freezing. You can make any dim. you want as long as ground will absorb just like septic fields do, but dry well doesn't take up lots of room.
Thanks, Featherbedder. That makes sense. I sure do appreciate your clear description.

Take care,
Chris
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:49 PM   #16
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Hi Everyone,

I've searched and cruised all the Air Forum threads, as well as other websites/forums, I could find showing and speaking about garages/barns in which to store an Airstream. Many of the threads were from a while back.

I am prepping for a meeting with our builder regarding a structure to cover our Airstream and tow vehicle.

I am able to build custom on our country property and want to have a structure that goes nicely with our house so will not be going a pre-fab route.

Want to post your photo for us all?! Want to give me advice?

Thanks, Everyone!
What's your house going to look like? The looks of your garage are going to be a matter of preference. i had a freind with a saw mill custom cut all my wood for an old look. When I built my barn, some of the things I insisted on having were:

-2x6 walls (and accompanying R19 insulation, thus I never winterize my camper)
-insulated roof
-double pane windows
-house wrap
-10 foot doors, 12 foot ceilings, high lift garage door tracks
-LED lighting
-photocell lighting on outside Texaco signs and porches that comes on at night
-Motion sensor lighting out back
-drive through doors as someone else mentioned
-overhangs for storage, front porch for displaying antiques, hanging out, washing a car, parking cars, unique look and to minimize sun exposure to building and interior walls. (the inside is like a basement in the summer even without the A/C running)
-floor drain
-30 amp inside electric for camper
-carefully planned electrical outlets
-pre lay out plumbing for bathroom (under slab) (don't forget shower drain)
-run an accessible extra large piece of conduit under slab to bring in additional electrical or cable later as needed
-wire it with Ethernet from house (I failed to do this). Now I have to run a WiFi repeater up there.

I hope this helps.

Thanks, G

You can view my shared photo stream on the web:
Barn pics May 2013
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:32 PM   #17
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What's your house going to look like? The looks of your garage are going to be a matter of preference. i had a freind with a saw mill custom cut all my wood for an old look. When I built my barn, some of the things I insisted on having were:

-2x6 walls (and accompanying R19 insulation, thus I never winterize my camper)
-insulated roof
-double pane windows
-house wrap
-10 foot doors, 12 foot ceilings, high lift garage door tracks
-LED lighting
-photocell lighting on outside Texaco signs and porches that comes on at night
-Motion sensor lighting out back
-drive through doors as someone else mentioned
-overhangs for storage, front porch for displaying antiques, hanging out, washing a car, parking cars, unique look and to minimize sun exposure to building and interior walls. (the inside is like a basement in the summer even without the A/C running)
-floor drain
-30 amp inside electric for camper
-carefully planned electrical outlets
-pre lay out plumbing for bathroom (under slab) (don't forget shower drain)
-run an accessible extra large piece of conduit under slab to bring in additional electrical or cable later as needed
-wire it with Ethernet from house (I failed to do this). Now I have to run a WiFi repeater up there.

I hope this helps.

Thanks, G

You can view my shared photo stream on the web:
Barn pics May 2013
Hey, G,

Your barn is "off the charts". Amazing! Nicely done.

Thanks so much for sharing all of the specifics. You gave me some more ideas I hadn't thought of.

I really appreciate you taking the time to list it all out for me, G!

Take care,
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