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Author Topic: Well Son of a dadgum- I am ticked off  (Read 2760 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2011, 06:08:07 PM »

Talk to the county, There must be a building code,   and a contractors license
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 06:29:58 PM »

He is in Texas most places there don't require a license a contractor for building pole barns they do require a license for electrical plumbing work
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 06:35:24 PM »

depends if there was a permit pulled and approved plans for the barn, and if the barn was built to the plans and the code.  I think a snap windstorm in that region is a bit of a grey area, as Clifford alluded to.  It could come to six-guns at dawn...

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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 06:40:34 PM »

Good luck here. He has admitted wrong doing on his crew not using screws. So now he is on the defensive end. I have used ring shank nails and screws. the nails hold good when the right length and pattern are used but the screws better. The nails when nailed properly are near impossible to pull out of wood.  Bob
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 06:46:57 PM »

I built pole barns for years (several hundred) never had one go down with wind under 100mph and never put straps on any of them. In fact only lost one to a tornado that I know of.  should of never pulled trusses loose from post! I would ck to see how many nails/bolts he had holding them to post.   assuming it was a pole type barn. If it was block or stud wall it still should have had trusses anchored to walls.   Bob

Bob.....Are you sure you remember how you built those pole barns?   I mean, you say you built them for several hundred years so.....your memory might be starting to slip at this point   Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2011, 06:58:13 PM »

Not years but #'s  both  ag and commercial close to 300 pole and many more steel bldgs.  Good catch. on years I'd really be a old fart.  I hate to see someone loose a bldg on workmanship. Weather is another story. If the metal pulled off like he described it should have taken structure with it or left holes in the metal. I live in tornado alley and know wind sheer and up burst etc.  They do weird things.  Just didn't sound like what he described. Just got a feeling something not right here.  but have to admitt I'm not there to see it just trying to give him a idea what to look for.  Sad experience.
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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2011, 07:23:03 PM »

I am still waiting for what roofing material was used me I prefer the lead head shank nails on corrugated steel they hold a lot better than screws

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2011, 05:32:24 AM »

Hello Luvrbus!  My barn was made of wood with a tin skin.  At the base of the truss at the top of the side walls was a 2 by4 nailed on top of the trusses.  The roof tin was screwed to it.  Each 2 by 4 was nailed to three trusses, a truss on each end and one in the middle.  So a total of 9 nails per 2 by 4.  It didn't stand a chance.  I wasn't made to hold a storm it was made that way to hold until the hurricane straps went in.  He just put it off as long as he could and it bit him in the butt. 

I could hear him crab crawling on the telephone.  I was joking about whoopin him as I am too old for that kind of nonsense anymore.  I have known this guy for a while.  He can't hide from me because he lives across the street.  He came by last night but I had already gone to sleep.  I usually get up twix 0400 and 0500 so I can't stay awake much passed 2100 hours.  I am pretty sure when we speak in person he will do the right thing and fix it.
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2011, 07:01:31 AM »

Here is a cellphone pic of the damage
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2011, 07:16:17 AM »

I can tell you don't get much snow, or cold weather by the light construction, LOL.
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2011, 07:30:03 AM »

I can tell you don't get much snow, or cold weather by the light construction, LOL.

We have lived here for 8 years and recieved a total of 12 inches of snow and in the last year about two spits worth of rain.
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