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Old 03-03-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Newbie Building a 30X48 Pole Barn (update #11)

Well, I have been dreaming of the day that I can have a nice place to store my vehicles and be able to not work off of a dirt driveway. I got my permit to start work on my 30x48x12 pole barn, it will have 3 12x10 rollup doors and later a 4 post lift. I got a couple loads of dirt , because originally I was going to build a 30x30 a couple years ago. Got most of my lumber, waiting on trusses. Project will most likely take me 3 months or so, because of my work schedule, but I am happier than a pig in poo to get this project started.





Got the dirt in



Knocked it down a little and measured where to drill the holes for the posts. Will be drilling them later on this week after it drys up a bit.

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Old 03-03-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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I'm jealous You have green grass and sunshine. Around here everything is gray and white and has been for what seemed like months

Welcome and looking forward to the pics!!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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Looking great! Like the Broncos. Good luck with it all and keep posting pics and ideas!

Kevin54 is right, that is a nice green grass! Nice Fords too!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Stupid rain. Building some beams to hold the trusses today, bout all I got done. Sandwiched 2-2x10s with 1/2 cdx between them. Waiting on my buddy to bring the bobcat so we can drill some holes
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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Dirt looks like Oklahoma? Keep us updated w/pics.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:38 PM   #6
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Actually Alabama. Updated the profile, thanks
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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good luck with the build...slowly chugging away on my pole barn...same size too.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:47 AM   #8
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Grew up in Fairhope myself. I thought that area looked familiar!! Keep up the pictures and good luck getting every up!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:26 AM   #9
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Small world huh.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #10
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can't wait to see your progress. I miss living in the South. The cars, the weather, the women...
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:11 PM   #11
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Small update, got the holes dug, corner post set and going to square it up today, then set some more posts.



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Old 05-13-2010, 12:01 AM   #12
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A little update on my project. It is a little slow going, but I do have some progress. I am only getting to work on it one day a week and can't ever seem to find any helpers that are free for the day. Here are some shots.


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Looking good man! I see you added another truck back there. Great work man!
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #14
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Looking good so far, keep it up.

Do you actually bleed blue when you cut yourself ?
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:20 PM   #15
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Ah yes, Alabama, the home of Barber Motorsports Park
Missed the correct exit on my way to the track & ended up in a tour of Downtown Birminngham at Rush hour. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone...

Barber track on the other hand-now that I would recommend to everyone:

Looking forward to seeing this build-keep the pictures coming.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:39 AM   #16
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Looking good man! I see you added another truck back there. Great work man!
Yeah got a truck without rusted out driprails!!!!!

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Looking good so far, keep it up.

Do you actually bleed blue when you cut yourself ?
Thanks, and yes you are correct on the blue. There is a chevy in them mix, the wifey drives a trailblazer because that is what she wanted.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:08 PM   #17
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Small update, busted some major ass this weekend, got the roof put on. It is starting to get pretty warm down this way, got the temp in the shade at ~90 We should be pooring the slab in a couple of weeks when I have the cash to do it.



Yes that is an 8 foot ladder with some space above 12 foot sides!!




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Old 05-24-2010, 05:43 PM   #18
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Now that you've got some material in the air I'd seriously consider getting some structure to the sides ASAP. At a minimum put some diagonal metal strapping between 1st and 2nd posts on each corner.
As it is, if you get a good stiff wind you're gonna be snapping posts.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #19
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Are you just of Hwy 104? If so, I think I saw your place this past weekend! If not, then do you have any updates?
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Any update, please?
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