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  1. Marshy

    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    I want to build myself a detached garage, probably 32x40. I've been considering a pole barn structure with 12' ceilings with plans to do a 12' lean-to on one side. The problem is, wife wants it to look like the house so brown architectural shingle roof and clap board cedar siding... looks like I'll have some homework to do...

    Any advice is welcomed.
     
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  2. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Go bigger and radiant floor heating. And make sure you can fit a twin post lift.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    Not sure what your local codes are, or if it matters in your case. The stick built / floating slab isn't a bad way to go if the edge of the slab only needs to be 16 or 18" deep. More than that sucks to form and keep the sides straight, as most form stakes are only 24" long, and it's tough driving in longer ones unless they're steel.
    Polebarns go up quick, but you have a $60 post every 8'.

    Either style can be sheeted for your siding/shingles without any extra work
     
  4. Marshy

    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Yes, a twin post lift is in the plans. Probably wont get radiant though, just a wood stove likely. I just did a Froling boiler this past spring in the house and haven't even had a chance to really use it. I doubt I could head an additional 1000+ sqft, not withough additional thermal storage. Idk, better to have it and not use it then need it and not use it...

    Good advice on the slab footer, I'll ask my code guy. They may want it at frost line which I believe is 48" here. I have a good friend around the corner who stick built his garage so maybe he remembers his footing... he built a 10' wall on 2 courses of cinder block. That might be an option as well.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    12’ height isn’t tall enough to install a twin post lifts that can lift a truck to tall peoples working height. The standard height lifts I can’t stand straight up under a truck. I think they need a little over 13’.
     
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    Cathedral trusses over the lift

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    czar800 Living a dream!

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    If you don’t ever plan on moving I would Pour a footer and lay block up to a few above final grade. Lay smaller block for the top so that you can stick frame with 2x6 walls and everything can be flush.

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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    Or lay 8's and have a spot to set your beer
     
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    leadfarmer Hot Rod !!!

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    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    It's all about the details.
     
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    Have you considered timber frame?
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Not really, I have no experience building them. I do know you can bolt/lag the frame together as opposed to true timber framing where you use chisels and joinery. I was hoping to get something weathered in before snowfall...
     
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    Fresch Well-Known OPE Member

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    Better hurry you could have 10' of snow by morning! ;)
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Lol, the way this weather is swinging you could be spot on.
     
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    I’m in the south and did a turndown slab, two courses of 6” block, then 8’ studs. Not nearly enough room for a lift, but it is going in the pole barn. I wish I would have went 28x48 instead of 24x40. I dried mine in one year and did insulation/interior sheating the next. It doesn’t get too cold here, so that worked for us. Stick building walls and getting them up on 2 courses can be a pain!
     
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    Basically, I've got nothing to add. I'm no expert. FWIW, we got a 32 x 24 pole barn with poured conctetw floor when we bought our house. It has been a godsend. I know this may be moot, but try to your explsin to your wife that steel roof and siding is far superior and cheaper than asphalt shingles a wooden siding. We are super happy with ours.
     
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    Imho I would at least run the tubing in the floor for future. Once concrete gets to temp it holds the heat well. You will be glad you did this if you ever wanted to hook it up later
     
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    Key point when building a barn, they only come in one size, too small :confused:.
    I cleaned a spot for a 32x48 with 12' lids and a couple 12' lean to's, pretty sure it will be full quick. On the plus side, I may have some space in the basement, the wood shed, and the shed :aplastao:.
     
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