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I started this building last May to use as a barn on the farm. I ran into a problem with the town , they said that I am zoned residential. After several months of red tape I have had the agricultural zoning reinstated. If this did not happen I could not build this type of building. The thing that is totally amazing to me is all four sides of my property are zoned ag. The explaination I was given is the lady who lived in the house was not farming, so someone changed it, no one knew who. That problem is out of the way.
Next was the building inspector; He wanted me to build to residential specifications. Talk about a catch 22. Well he became a non issue once the zoning was changed back to ag. The town took federal money to establish agricultural districts that resticted the size of lots to no less then five acres. I went to my local congreesman to resolve the roadblocks thar kept cropping up. The town wanted it both ways, and they were told to back off.
I lost a year on this job. But we are up and running now and it is going to be a beauty. This first picture is where it stood will I dealt with red tape.
 

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May 13,2004

This is where I am at as of 3:00 PM today
 

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About the constuction

This building is going to be 30x52 when it is finished. the center section will have sixteen foot cielings downstairs, because I am installing a 16,000 lbs. two post lift. Two shed roofs off both long side, one will be 30x16 the other 30x12.
The uprights are heavy duty telephone poles. They extend into the ground over five feet and sit on slate. They have stood all winter with just the siding pearling on them and I have had no movement. The main center section of the building is going to have a loft at each end and a gangway between them. This is so I can lift anything as high as I need it. All the lumber is cut on the mill you see in the pictures to full dimentions. After completion I will have inside storage for all my equipment.
 

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Wow --- why so tall? Looks like you are building a storage tank for a couple space shuttle booster rockets!!! :D

OR a REALLY LARGE TRACTOR THAT MIGHT TAKE OVER THE PLANET! Like a Transformer.... :D

Is this about that Mexican UFO?

EXplain. :D

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Tall?

You think it is tall? I want storage room upstairs, and high cielings downstairs. I want to be able to drive thru with my trailer and a piece of equipment on the truck. I am winding down my career with the state and plan on some big toys to play with. And yes it is tall 36 feet overall.
 

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UFO

If I park one of them in there I want to be able to lift it up to change the oil.
 

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Total costs

So far people have paid me to build this building. All of the lumber comes from trees that I have been paid to remove. I have $3,100 into the sawmill and have cut ten times that amount in lumber so far. The telephone poles I paid $14.00 apiece for them and I bought 100 at the time. The shortest one I got was 34 feet and I have sold enough of them to make back my money and then some. Hardware for the sliding doors, sheet metal for the roof, nails, etc... maybe $1500.00. All the siding will be board and batton.
 

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Need long logs

I rototilled the wife's "Kitchen Garden", she fed me breakfast, how I have the tractor back on the trailer. I have to head out and find some 24' logs to cut my collar ties out of. My crew will not be back until Monday so I have the whole weekend to saw. The imediate needs are twenty-eight more 16' 2x6's, twenty-four 24' 2x4's for collar ties, and I have to rig some one inch stock for facia. It is a warm one already and I figure I will go through a lot of water today.
First thing I will play the part of lumberjack as I have to drop a few trees to get the lenth I need.
 

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Wow, I wish I had something like that. The storage/work space upstairs would be great. Are you going to cut off the tops of the telephone poles that will stick up through the roof???? I am guessing yes but maybe there is a nother purpose I am not seeing???:smoking:
 

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stewart

The pole to the left of the door on the gable end is the only one that will not get cut down. That sir is the base of my flagpole.I have a flag that flew over the Capitol building thar is huge, 15x25. I have a piece of pipe that is 4 feet long that fits over the end of the pole. Welding a plate and bracket to it to handle an additional 20 ft long flagpole. I think it will be cool to fly my flag on holidays.
This picture shows the relationship of new building to existing shop and the house.
 

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up and down

Originally posted by Stewart
How are you going to raise and lower the flag. That will be a real long rope???:nerd:
Exactly:usaflag: :usaflag: :bigusa: :bigusa:
 

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wow that building looks Huge!!! and looks really sturdy...
wicked tall too. good job...

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Time For An Update

My building project got put on the back burner for a while. I have been extremely busy with my business and the vegetable gardens. But I am happy to say that the project has gotten back on track. Today was a banner day as I had help that came out of the woodwork. My friend Bob, his son Chris, and his nephew John showed up to help. My friend Jack had trouble with his van today and had to take the day off from work, I trailered his van to the tranny shop for him and he stayed and helped. As we pulled back into the farm yard we were followed by two friends of my youngest son and they stayed the whole day.
The entire roof framing is now done, the gable supports are in place, the roof is ready for the pearling to go on. I have also bought and have on site the steel roof covering, it is deep red. In the morning I am going to start nailing the under course and by Saturday I hope to be putting on sheets.
Originally I was going to cover the outside with wood, but my plans have changed dramatically. A fellow who I see in the coffee shop had gotten his hands on over 5000 square feet of classic rib steel sheathing and wanted to sell it to help pay for stump removal and grading on his property. I was able to buy all of it for $500.00 and grinding of 15 large stumps. We both have come away from the deal happy. He even had the screws to put the metal up with. So steel sides on the center section walls. I still have the two shed roof side additions that will go on after completion of the main section. These I will use my boards on for the look I want to achieve.
After the outside box rafters were in place we pulled diagonals on both roof faces, one side is out about four inches and the other is right on. We will correct the side the is out with the over hangs. Tomorrow I will shoot some updated photos, as it got dark on us quickly tonight and I did not think of photos until it was too late.
 

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Very very nice. Keep us with up to the minute photos. Can't wait to see that thing finished.
 

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OK Pictures

Here is some fresh photos of where I am at with this thing. It does not look as tall with the posts cut off. Remember this is the center section of a raised center aisle building,
 

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