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Old 10-30-2009, 10:33 AM   #15
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We purchased this one a couple of years ago...cost about 7k, IIRC.

Of course, we don't have to worry about the snow loads that you guys do. As for winds, it is staked down so should survive most of what we face here.

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Old 10-30-2009, 12:45 PM   #16
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I live in Okla where wind and hail are serious considerations. I bought a steel quantset type building. It seemed to be the sturdiest, cheapest, most easily erected building I could find in 1997. I bought it for an airplane hangar and cover for the AS. It is 50 X 50 and sold for $8500 including shipping in 1997. It included a complete back wall and a partial front wall. I had to supply a door wide enough for the airplane. These buildings come in sections that you assemble into arches and then bolt the arches together. I, along with 5 of my friends were able to erect the building in 3 days. This was after the slab was poured and cured. The one I have is round so I don't have wall space on the sides for shelves. There are similar buildings available that have vertical side walls about 8 feet high that bend into the round roof. These cost a bit more. You can buy most any width and they can be made as long as you want since you just add more arches.

One of my friends was so impressed by the building that he bought a two car garage sized building to put in his back yard. Four of us erected it in one day including the end walls.

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Old 10-30-2009, 04:01 PM   #17
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Pole barn, etc.

I built a 30 x 48 foot pole barn (12 foot sidewalls with 12' door) with a kit from Miracle Truss. Kit was about 12K 5 years ago. I did all the work except the concrete floor (10K). Had power run to it & built a small heated shop in the corner. Now I'm insulating the whole thing. Love the building, but it can be a money pit with constant improvements. "Good for resale". Ha.

I did a great deal of the assembly myself. It has bar-truss (I think) rafters which are very strong. It takes wind very well.

Fall is a time when they sell off kits that people didn't follow through on their purchase, for a discount.

Excellent building.

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Old 10-30-2009, 05:19 PM   #18
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We have a 40X30 pole barn built by VAP out of Kansas for $12K. They did a great job. We had them put roof rafters on 2ft centers instead of the usual 4ft centers for better high wind resistance. We also put 1/2" OSB on the sides and roof for greater stability. It has withstood 80+ mph winds and 4' snowfall. We are very happy with it. OH, it has three bays, one for the shop and two for vehicles. It has electrical and the shop will be insulated next spring (I hope!). Great way to go... Tom
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #19
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Go with a Morton and you'll never be sorry. I've had mine for 30 years and it still looks great. 42 x 45 with 12 foot walls and doors.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #20
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I was pricing and looking at pole barns tonight. We are planning on building one in the spring. I like one Menards sells. They will sell you the whole kit. I will pay somebody to put it up. I am posting a picture and leaving off the advertising and price (just the pic). This is the one I like so far because we want to build a small apartment into it.

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Old 11-02-2009, 03:20 PM   #21
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I had a drive through built several years ago with 30A plugs. I can drive through, turn around in the field so that I never have to back in! It's 30' long, 12' high opening and 18' wide. I have the AS, T@B and a couple of ATV's parked there.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:47 PM   #22
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I have been looking for sometime as well. I recieved this quote it is very similar to the photo posted by pmclemore except it only has the lean to on one side. It seems like a great price but I have not gotten the wife onboard. She does not understand that the we need to protect the investment from hail and snow:

<<<<<<24x36x12, A Frame style, one side closed, with 12x36x8 lean to. The lean to will attach to the main building 2 feet lower and then the eave of the main building and the lean-to roof line will slope from 10' down to an 8' outside leg. One side of the main building will be closed. The lean-to will have the side of in closed. One 36' panel will enclose the space above where the lean-to attaches to the main building and up to the eave of the main building. This building is constructed out of 12 gauge structural tubing. This tubing carries a 20 year warranty on the rust through of the frame. The building installed from the manufacturer will be attached to the ground with temporary 36" pin-type rebar anchors.

The installed price will be $5,951.75 plus applicable state and county sales tax. >>>> from give me credit maybe I can get a discount. lol
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #23
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My Pole Barn

My barn is a 28X40 with a 12X23 enclosed extension on one end to keep the tractor and lawn/garden equipment out of the big area. I keep my two street rods in the 28X40. Plenty of room to work on the second one. I have insulated it and can keep it comfortable enough in the dead of winter by heating it with a decent size kerosine heater. My Safari is right down the road in a Farmers barn. I'm planning on building a 40X60 with 16 foot sidewall so that I can drive through instead of backing.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:30 AM   #24
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Here's a better shot of my drive through AS barn. The other shot is an 18' X 48' pole barn that was used to store hay. I enclosed it to park cars. Note that the lights are offset so that I can drive my MH without the fear of hitting lights.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:32 AM   #25
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Here is my 80 x 40. The insulation was in bad shape but I fixed most of it with a staple gun and 7000 staples. Still a lot of work to do as I want to put OSB on the ceiling and side walls over the insulation and wire for 220/110 Vac.

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:24 AM   #26
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Pigeons, Pigeons

Be aware of pigeons. This was a irritant in the pole barn where we store until the owner had enough and added doors.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:48 AM   #27
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Birds sure made a mess in mine before i got it sealed up,the solution was Dollar Store rubber snakes,tied about 20 of them on the trusses,birds stayed away. Dave
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