Pole Barn Addition

  
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Installed the post protectors / guard rails today, except the last one which I measured 99 and cut 95! Then had 12 yards of fill delivered and used it to raise the ground under the overhang so it is level and we will store our firewood in cages. Tomorrow we get gravel for the top coat and the last rail.

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Finished the lean to today. Brought in 3 yards of gravel to do the firewood storage area under the overhang and filled in the trailer parking spots. Put in the last rail and nailed the 2x12’s of the two main beams together. Inspector comes Monday morning.

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I am confused about the fencing. I mean there are no gates, so your tractor can still get out.
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The fence acts as a guardrail to protect the posts in case while backing a trailer into its parking spot you decide to try and take out one or more of the posts. I'd rather slide along a rail instead of taking a post out. The one less than ideal part about the addition is there is no room to back straight in. You are pulling a 90 degree turn while backing.
 

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The fence acts as a guardrail to protect the posts in case while backing a trailer into its parking spot you decide to try and take out one or more of the posts. I'd rather slide along a rail instead of taking a post out. The one less than ideal part about the addition is there is no room to back straight in. You are pulling a 90 degree turn while backing.
Guess you got a small trailer. Then it would make sense. My GN would take the fence and post out.
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How steep is that dirt? I always think about mowing and making my slopes as gentle as possible.
 
  
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We have 2 trailers, an 18' 10K enclosed box trailer and a 20' 14K equipment trailer. The hope is we are paying attention enough that we see when we come close to the 2x6 rails so we don't actually hit them. Even if we break the rails, it costs $20 and takes 10 minutes to replace. Replacing a 6x6 post is a little more work! I will try to rely less on the Force and more on mirrors and spotters when backing the trailers into the shed!

Eddie, the slope won't be mowed. We will make it a mulch bed and maybe plant some bushes and impatiens for landscaping. But that will wait until Spring.
 
 
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