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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2014, 03:16:54 PM »

Eric

I'm liking the pole barn idea more and more. Going to talk to my contractor about that.  I could do the slab later. 

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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2014, 03:17:18 PM »

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I'm liking the pole barn idea more and more. Going to talk to my contractor about that.  I could do the slab later. 

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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2014, 01:36:33 AM »

Clearly my hind site is better that my fore site, built my coach/shop garage 40 X 60, should have been little larger.
Buiggest regret, did not install a septic system.
Otherwise it is a great building, 72 yds 4000 psi with fiber & rebar on 3" stands, pumped in with pump truck, monlithic pad, 14 X 14 and 10 X 10 door plus 2 passage doors, overhead electric insualted doors, and 2 post off set lift.
Great place for the coach, 340 Dodge Dart, 800 CanAm ATV and EZ Go golf cart.
Would do it again, larger and septic setup.
My man cave  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2014, 04:33:41 AM »

...  Would do it again, larger and septic setup.
My man cave  Grin      Dave M   

        Except for the fact that I'm on city water, that's me exactly!   What you've got sounds nice, tho,  Dave.
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2014, 11:38:02 AM »

Bruce,  a few considerations if thinking of other than concrete slab for a floor depending on what type of work you may do on your bus in that shop.
  • Crushed stone can be pretty uncomfortable to crawl around on and lay on your back for extended periods working under your bus.
  • Jacks and stands/cribbing may not be as solid/safe on non-concrete.
  • You can't roll a tool box on crushed stone, and even a two wheeled dolly with pneumatic tires carrying something heavy on it can be a challenge
  • Likewise, if you ever need to pull the engine out, a rolling engine cart won't work so well on anything but smooth concrete.
  • Ladders won't be as solid on crushed stone.

Eric and Bruce

Eric has got me thinking that a pole barn without a slab may be the least expensive way to go.  I would have a small slab for the 2 post car lift and use crushed stone for the rest of the area.

I've got a lot to look into now, thanks to you all!

Bruce
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2014, 03:19:14 PM »

Don't forget about your utilities,I picked up some 3"plastic tubing & ran it up against the wall(through the footer) for the electric & water so I didn't have to make holes through the walls for it.
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2014, 04:12:58 PM »

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I'm running power down from the house in conduit, glad you mentioned water, wasn't thinking about that and it would be great to have.

Thanks for the advice!

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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2014, 05:50:14 PM »

When you do your slab lay in some pex 1/2 " pipe with risers where you might want to use air for later with termination where you might want to put a big compressor?!..... Cool
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