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    Where are all my birds?

    we have about 2 dozen turkeys that love our little valley. magpies, some others nexting in hte hole in the shed. need to put up some next boxes for them, and maybe a bat house too.
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    new barn design help

    dang, if someone gave me those prices, in USD I would tell them to come and do it straight away! I think its funny how the aussies call that an "american style barn" did not see your location in the first post. I worked for 2 years out by the Queensland/SA corner. Moomba, and got to know the...
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    new barn design help

    Looks awesome! What company? I love that style but save a bit of money doing clear span. I got an updated quote... Holy hell. 55k for the building itself and I can't imagine concrete will be any less than about 11 per sq foot. So I'm going to have to find another company or downsize. I got a...
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    new barn design help

    it would be quite a bit of grading, and i have flood irrigation in the back, and i would have to build a road around the house. back is slated for greenhouse and orchard space. the front is dryer, there is already a road, and power is closer.
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    anyone switch to LED lights?

    got my led's installed. the work light with the switch seems pretty heavy duty. nice cast housing, big stainless hardware. the lights are brigter to the eye, esp. the back up lights. the blinkers are a bit faster, but not enough to make me put the resistor in. the 4 way flasher is a nice...
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    anyone switch to LED lights?

    any parts store? amazon? its like the most common headlight bulb ever.
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    new barn design help

    yea, i could have paid about the same money for 5 acres raw around here as we did for this one with a nice house, well and septic, which gives me money to build this. its about 1700 feet long and 150 feet wide at the front and 100 feet wide at the back. house about 2/3s back from the road...
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    new barn design help

    with the 10 ft eave and 60 wide, i have about 18 feet peak height with a 3/12 and 20 with a 4/12 pitch and the center bay max height is about 15. at 12 feet wide in the center bay we still have 12 foot of interior height minimum at 3/12 and 14 at 4/12. with a truss wall height at 14, its 20...
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    new barn design help

    huh, never seen it that way. love it. much stiffer wall package than 2x4 on the flat. i was thinking steel to keep the overall height of the building lower and still keep good interior height for the center bay. also the cost for materials seems not that much different and the steel comes all...
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    new barn design help

    steel or wood frame? would like to see what you mean by commercial gerts and the insulation if you have a picture.
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    new barn design help

    changes: 12 ft doors, drive through. @AGreenFarmer yea, the guy I have been talking to said they recommend closed cell foam and it does not change the warranty.
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    new barn design help

    i was thinking back corner for wood shop. maybe 20x20. that would really be plenty for me. its actually more money to do the center posts vs clear span the 60 feet. 60 feet is nothing to these guys. no trusses, clear span steel. 40 depth only requires 3 frames.
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    new barn design help

    yea, i think drive through on at least the center bay. its for sure larger than our house! house is 1900 sq ft ranch. ill shoot for a light color roof, good advice. not really planning on hay in this building. if we end with with animals they will get their own space.
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    new barn design help

    my wife wants a canning kitchen with a commercial style stove and such. we will see how much the budget is! I have to figure out what I can get away with septic system wise adding fixtures. I want to have a solid design down before I go to the county. I would like to do closed cell foam...
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    new barn design help

    :rolleyes: yep, sure what I meant, a cheap-o galvanized wave panel building. steel structure with R-panel, nice over hangs, not sure on color... thinking blue or green and off white. been talking to these guys a bit: https://greatwesternbuildings.com They have a production facility not...
 
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