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    Bronco Barn

    Ive been working out of a 28x32 garage for about 15 years. I have managed to fill it with tools, lawn equipment, a gym and most recently a 74 Bronco that needs a complete rebuild. Needless to say I'm out of room. May of last year I decided to build a pole barn.

    I had a tree in the way so me and a few friends took it down. This was the first and only fully grown tree I've ever cut down and I'm pleased to say it landed right where I wanted it to.😁

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    I lucked out and my neighbor was dating a guy that sold turn key pole barns. $26k later this showed up.

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    That's a whole 40x40x12 shop aside from the trusses.

    Another $1,700 gets you a guy with a dump truck and dozer to make you a nice pad.

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    Two guys showed up and got to work. These guys did all the work, no crew, no crane, no tractor just two guys and some ladders. They didn't even have an auger for the poles. They dug 3 holes in the hard red clay and went to town to buy one.
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    Unfortunately we went out of town during this and didn't get any more progress pics. We came home to this on Sunday. It took them 4.5 days from start to finish.

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      #3
      It's 40x40x12 with 2 12x10 doors and 1 man door.

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      I dug a trench for water. I'm going to have a faucet, urinal and a sink in there. I'm also going to have natural gas for a heater later on. I also put several pieces of conduit in the ground for future use.

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        #4
        Urinal for the win. I ran across a free one and put it in my shop. Forget the crazy prices for the valves. I have a 1/4 turn ball valve on mine and plan to rig up a foot peddle system to flush it.

        I like where this is headed. Carry on. Thanks!

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          #5
          Originally posted by backchat View Post
          Urinal for the win. I ran across a free one and put it in my shop. Forget the crazy prices for the valves. I have a 1/4 turn ball valve on mine and plan to rig up a foot peddle system to flush it.

          I like where this is headed. Carry on. Thanks!
          I am shocked at how hard it is to find a used urinal, and really shocked at the cost of new ones. I may find a beer keg and make one. I had already thought about rigging up a hand valve for it, good to hear it works like I thought it would. I have missed out on 2 all stainless medical sinks with foot valves. They sell in hours and are never close by.
          Last edited by Void_of_Light; 05-22-2020, 02:36 PM.

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            #6
            It took about 2 weeks but the concrete guys showed up.

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            I had a pretty good handle on what most of this stuff was going to cost. I was good until I got my quote for power. My brother and my dad both have shops on their own meter, fed off the transformer in their yard. Both of them paid around a grand to have it hooked up. My quote was $4,500😮

            I made multiple calls and even went down to the co-op office but they wouldn't budge. I am at the end of the line and they said there wasn't enough power available to put in another 200a connection without upgrades. They were more than willing to hook it up for a $1,000 deposit and I could pay the rest off. They gave me a whole 6 months.🤬 I made the last payment yesterday.

            During the power install I get a call that they cut my gas line. Of course they don't have anyone to fix it and it was going to be in the 30s that night and its my only source of heat. I managed to get a compression fitting and my dad knew someone that could install it. (they are super easy, but I didn't know that)

            I finally got around to running wires and installing bookshelf studs for the insulation.

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            I had my first visitor. My neighbors goats got out and said hi.

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            Started putting up insulation. R19 batts. They were cheaper than rolls.

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              All of the AV stuff is leftover aside from the ceiling speakers. It's been in a closet waiting for the say I built a shop.

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              Started putting up OSB

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              I found a killer deal on some scratch and dent shelves. I got 2 90" and 1 77" for about $250.

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              I also found a price mistake on some led lights.

              Usually $24 often on sale for $19 during black Friday they were marked at $15 I picked up 10 and they rung up at $24ea showed them the sign and they said it was a mistake, but sold them to me for $15 anyway. 😁

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                #8
                Did some painting. 1 coat of Kilz oil based primer and 2 coats of the cheapest white paint Lowes sells in a 5 gallon bucket. It covers surprisingly well. This was where I ran out of Kilz from a previous project. I also caulked the spaces between sheets if there was a gap.

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                I built an entertainment center to hold my crap off the floor.

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                Painted it black. It took several coats to look decent.

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                Mounted it along with all the other AV stuff.

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                Got some help and mounted the old 58" plasma that used to be in the living room. Damn those things are heavy compared to new ones.



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                  #9
                  How are you going to insulate the roof/ceiling? Cause you won't be able to hear the tv during a rainstorm without.
                  I'm guessing tin going on the bottom of the walls?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by IUsedtoBendCars View Post
                    How are you going to insulate the roof/ceiling? Cause you won't be able to hear the tv during a rainstorm without.
                    I'm guessing tin going on the bottom of the walls?
                    Yeah, R panel in either white or galvalume on the underside of the truss with blown in insulation above it. it will get a charcoal wainscoting at the bottom of the walls too. It is super loud when it rains now.

                    Gotta wait till the economy settles down before I buy more materials though. I’ve still got a ton of little things I can work on.

                    I was putting outlets in this weekend and ran out. I don’t know if it’s a supply issue, or if everybody’s doing home improvement projects, but there are no cheap white outlets available in town. I had to order them off amazon.

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                      #11
                      Been a while since I updated this. I've gotten a lot done, but it doesn't really show in pictures.

                      To set the mood, let's see how hot its been.

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                      I rented a trencher, (best $100 I ever spent) and ran gas and water to the meters. I also ran conduit for cat6 to the house.

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                      I finished up almost all of the wiring and buttoned up the breaker box. I have 5 welder/plasma outlets and 1 50a oven outlet. I also went ahead and ran a 50a RV plug outside just in case I ever buy an RV.


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                      I scored a sink for $25. We have a store called Dirt Cheap that mostly sells crap that people have returned. I usually walk out without buying anything, but sometimes you can find some stuff you actually need. That is where all the husky shelving came from too.

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                      Final pic of my state of the art network rack. I ran 2 lines for cameras, 1 for an AP and the rest to the TV area for whatever I put there. I also brought out an old laserjet printer that we weren't using anymore. I figure it might be useful to print stuff off from time to time,

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                      I am going to pick up the metal for my ceiling and wainscoting tomorrow. Hopefully I can get the ceiling in and insulated so it wont be so hot out there.
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                        #12


                        Got the metal for the ceiling and wainscotting picked up.

                        Did 1 wall yesterday.


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                          #13
                          nice. plan to enclose the ceiling?
                          1972 F-250 2wd to 4wd conversion - 460/C6/205, D60/10.25

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Void_of_Light View Post
                            Final pic of my state of the art network rack. I ran 2 lines for cameras, 1 for an AP and the rest to the TV area for whatever I put there. I also brought out an old laserjet printer that we weren't using anymore. I figure it might be useful to print stuff off from time to time,

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                            Find yourself a single gang blank... drill a 1" hold in it, deburr... make your TP wiring look nicer.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by rattle_snake View Post
                              nice. plan to enclose the ceiling?
                              I picked up some 29ga galvalume panels for the ceiling. I still have some painting to do, and I need to pressure test the gas line before I button it up. Looking forward to getting some insulation overhead.

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