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Old 11-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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closing in metal carport

In the last two months I have been closing in a metal carport and building in a roof (or lean-to) connecting my big shop,the carport and a utility shed. The idea was to have a dry storage for four small lawn and garden tractors.
I will post pics of this project, then in another thread I will post pics of closing in a carport on my home.
Keep in mind, I am not a carpenter, This is probably the first successful build I have ever done. There are plenty of mistakes and faults but Im a simple man, dont take much to make me happy!



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Old 11-20-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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one more pic of carport,almost done.
four pics of the lean-to



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Old 11-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Looking good DR! Looks to be a nice little workshop!

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Nothing wrong with that build, I would like to have something like that myself. I'm guessing you don't have to worry about snow loads on the roof, looks like a large span in the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us, and keep the pictures coming with updates.
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Nothing wrong with that build, I would like to have something like that myself. I'm guessing you don't have to worry about snow loads on the roof, looks like a large span in the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us, and keep the pictures coming with updates.
The metal port has been in place for approx.10 years, its had two or three 12 and 18 inch snow's on it. mostly our snow depths ar from 2 inch to 6 inch. Ice is our biggest problem.
This build is only for boat and tractor storage.My work shop is next to this carport.
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The metal port has been in place for approx.10 years, its had two or three 12 and 18 inch snow's on it. mostly our snow depths ar from 2 inch to 6 inch. Ice is our biggest problem.
This build is only for boat and tractor storage.My work shop is next to this carport.
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My 'carport' thing was 18X36x12. Added snow load braces and insulation.
Now it's a shop. The stuff that made it a 'shop' was laying there for 5 years before the boys and I actually used it.
The people that wasted my time and dream let it lay for 5 years.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #7
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Nice job.. I have been considering doing ours like this its a 20x22, and I wondered what it would look like now I know.. Are you going to put a garage door on the other end?

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Nice job.. I have been considering doing ours like this its a 20x22, and I wondered what it would look like now I know.. Are you going to put a garage door on the other end?
I havnt planned on a garage door on it, I think a door on it would make it a taxable building instead of a carport.
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I havnt planned on a garage door on it, I think a door on it would make it a taxable building instead of a carport.
How about a canvas tarp that you can roll up on a pipe suspended above the doorway. You could put a pipe at the bottom to keep it stable and weighted down, then just crank the upper pipe to unroll it and cover the opening when it rains or snows. Roll it back up when done and you are all set. That's what I want to do with my shop until I get some overhead doors installed. The sliding doors I have now don't seal very well and let out a lot of heat in winter.
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How about a canvas tarp that you can roll up on a pipe suspended above the doorway. You could put a pipe at the bottom to keep it stable and weighted down, then just crank the upper pipe to unroll it and cover the opening when it rains or snows. Roll it back up when done and you are all set. That's what I want to do with my shop until I get some overhead doors installed. The sliding doors I have now don't seal very well and let out a lot of heat in winter.
The tarp idea is what I have planed for this winter, might do something different come Spring.
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No doubt about it,if your regular job should end indeed you have fall back job,nice..nice job Dr.

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I havnt planned on a garage door on it, I think a door on it would make it a taxable building instead of a carport.
Only if they can see the end of it from the street.
Md looks at those carports as a 'tent'. A temporary structure that can be gone in 1/2 a day.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #13
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You did it very well. Just like an expert , I'm not just kidding you but I tell the truth. Unbelievable that this was your first time.

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imlouisehale and thomas , thanks for the kind words, I did enjoy doing that and it has worked out real well.
I enjoy this building thing, I even closed in my back porch deck this past Summer. Almost done but not quit

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I dont think I posted the inclosing build on my house car-port, If I did Im sorry for the repeat. I actually did this last Fall right after the metal car-port job.
It is complete inside and out now, sorry for not to good of pics.

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Here is a pic I forgot,

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Wow!!! You get an A+ on that job. I didn't think that you could make a metal carport look that good. Maybe you need to go into the contracting business full time. That carport definitely isn't going anywhere.
Storage garages and carports

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Looks very good. I'd have probably put stone down first though. In my area that would become a muddy MESS come the wet season. I'm very jealous though, I don't have anywhere near the room I want/need.

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Looks very good. I'd have probably put stone down first though. In my area that would become a muddy MESS come the wet season. I'm very jealous though, I don't have anywhere near the room I want/need.
originally I parked my motor home where the metal carport is now. there is a asphalt pad poured there. my intention was and is to put down some corse rock around that area. It will not be used as a work shop , only boat and car storage.


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