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« on: September 29, 2013, 08:46:47 AM »

Well getting a start on a home base for Coffee's Magic Bus.  It was a mudder yesterday so they will have to wait on the Galvalume for the roof and left side.  The neighbor furnished the view of the meadow.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 09:01:10 AM »

I am so glad I bought a MCI, You Eagle guys have to build a garage for your's must be because of the Rust, LOL Grin

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 10:26:03 AM »

Doyle;

I believe you will find that a "Bus Barn" (sorry Coffee) is one of the best things you could do not only for the Eagle but for you. I don't know how I'd have been able to do all the things to my GM that we've done without a real facility. I know all the work you've done on your rig and it will be nice to give it a just reward.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 10:35:24 AM »

Yep Mickey he is doing OK for a mooch lol I had to say that Doyle, I don't see my parking cover anywhere ? but that is OK as long as you pay at the steakhouse it is worth a trip to Carmine just to eat

 Some bus nut have 2 facilities to work on their buses Mickey and Doyle do   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 11:24:40 AM »

Dave, all the steel came primed with a special Eagle "rust" tint!

Mike, you're so right... getting it out of the sun will be great.

.... I don't see my parking cover anywhere ? but that is OK as long as you pay at the steakhouse it is worth a trip to Carmine just to eat

Clifford, No cover, but always a spare 50amp service and always a great chicken fried steak at JW's waiting with your name on it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013, 04:36:27 PM »

Clifford,

You wouldn't need a cover here in Utah. I'd move the "Red Rider" outside for as long as you might need space. Sorry, I don't have anywhere near the tools you do but you'd be welcome to the ones I have.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 06:43:51 PM »

Looking good Doyle - I'm jealous.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 07:37:57 PM »

You guys hit on my favorite subject  GARAGE,, I had a 40' X 60' heavy metal garage built with 14' X 14' doors and a 7" min concrete floor  with 4,000 lb mix with rebar and fiber mesh, only took 72 yards plus 24 yards for the entrance slab.
Very pleased with the quality of workmanship, finish etc.  Now I park the RV in it, and spend half the day in it doing paper work and napping.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 03:35:57 PM »

Nice dog house for Coffee.
We built a 30 x 50 16' side wall 'shop'.
It is not that Eagle owners need to stay out of the rain it is just that after the smooth ride to get there why rough it and tough it out in to weather.
Ours is near our daughter and family so it is nice to have weather Kansas seems to get the rough weather.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 08:58:33 AM »

Here's the Galvalume up



Gotta do more base work, then a concrete slab.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2013, 08:42:51 AM »

Doyle, the garage looks great.   

How deep is you install the steel posts in concrete or did you pour piers with metal bolt pads?   Did you have someone engineer your side loads against wind?  Just curious to see the wind rating.   
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2013, 09:13:42 AM »

It's galvalume, if it gets too windy it'll ventilate itself  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 09:16:51 AM »

The piers are 6' x 12" augered holes with a 18"x18"x6"' cap formed at the top. Filled with concrete and 1/2 rebar  Imbedded are 1/2" steel plate 12"x12" welded to J-bolts that are 1/2" x 24" rebar.  Columns are 4x4x1/4" square tubing with 4 beads of weld to the 12"x12" plates.



It's not engineered except by a couple of neighbors that say "Yep, that ought to work."  That's the way it's done here Grin Grin

It's surrounded on 3 sides with some pretty dense 30' cedars so I'll keep my eyes crossed for good luck. 

Okay, now let every expert chime in..... that's no way to build a martini!
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2013, 09:39:11 AM »

It'll never work.  First big snowfall and down she goes.

You heard it here first. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 09:57:51 AM »

Does it freeze where you are?  Up here, if we poured a cap like that on top of the column the first winter would lift it about an inch out of the ground, but if it doesn't freeze you should have no issues.  We either pour in sono tube 6" to a foot above ground level minimum, or stop the column 6" underground and imbed a galvanized post or something.  As you say, the aluminum siding will self-ventilate   Grin  and the posts will still be there in the morning.  Nice to see a new bus home!

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