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Old 03-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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I finished my metal building at the beginnin of Feb 2012, then I discovered the Garage Journal Forum

Anywho, I figured it would be nice to post some pictures of the build, it's nothing fancy, but serves my purpose well, working on my Jeeps.

The metal building is 30x50, with 2 16x8 garage doors and one personal door

The only "professionals" I hired was the foundation and electrical guys, I hired the same crews that did the foundation and electric for my house, I subbed out my house as well, acting as the General Contractor. It was nice that I had foundation & electric already screened.

The planning process was real easy, seeing how I just built the house last year, so plans, permits, procedures where flawless, and all my subs already new what kind of work I expect


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I live in the desert southwest, Outide of Las Cruces New Mexico

The Build Site

Working the dirt, the white thing in the background is my temp chicken coup
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Here is our Pug, sniffy the new smells, I also told the excavation crew to leave as many Yucca as possible
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Here a picture at the build site looking north towards the house,
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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I have been amazed on how the bobcat is such as asset, it is such an economical versitile machine

the pad will be at the same level as the house, as you can see another reason for putting the shop at this location was to block out the pallet factory that is ajacet to my property
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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I bought the steel building from Mueller, it was a no brainer, I used Mueller for the metal CF panels for the roof of my house, they are professional, customer friendly, and just in line with price, plus they are local. Also there was no problem delivering down a 1/4 mile dirt driveway

I asked the driver, are you sure that is everything, it doesn't look like its all there



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Old 03-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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Here are the metal beams, insulation, the metal sheathing in under the insulation
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Back to the foundation and footers
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #8
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I asked the driver, are you sure that is everything, it doesn't look like its all there
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I will be watching this build, with great interest.

I am planning on a similar size, any idea of the shipping weight...so I can get an idea of transportation costs (of Mueller kit), to Canada ??

And - how deep are your footing, around the perimeter ??
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here is how they framed up for the J-Bolts, because I was erecting the building myself, I was really nervous about the measurements, even know my foundation guy has done numerous foundation for houses and metal buildings, after they framed it I couldn't help but go and remeasure everthing, and of course it was perfect.
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I will be watching this build, with great interest.

I am planning on a similar size, any idea of the shipping weight...so I can get an idea of transportation costs (of Mueller kit), to Canada ??

And - how deep are your footing, around the perimeter ??

Total weight is 9965 lbs

take in mind, im really south of you, so frozen ground is a NO issue, the footers are 1' width and 24" depth

The people at Mueller are real friendly, they can answer all your question, they have a great website with how to videos
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I really enjoyed this part of the process, knowing that the concrete being poured today, that I will be walking and laying on, will be here long after im gone

I was worried about the mixers getting stuck in the sand

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The foundation with 2 16x20 driveways took 40 yds of concrete



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It's looking good, I like to know there are places dryer than Texas!
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Well legally im in New Mexico, but only 1.5 miles from the TX state line, The wife does all the shopping in TX

We average about 8 in of precip a year
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Well legally im in New Mexico, but only 1.5 miles from the TX state line, The wife does all the shopping in TX

We average about 8 in of precip a year
Check out my build thread (last couple of post) if you ever need water give me a shout
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Well legally im in New Mexico, but only 1.5 miles from the TX state line, The wife does all the shopping in TX

We average about 8 in of precip a year
A good rain storm here is 8" at once. Heaviest one I've seen was last fall, took over 12" in 24 hours. Never get a rainy day less than a 1/4".
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I was checking it out last night very impressive, you did a great job.

I also retired from the Army in 2005.
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